Collaboration on Nature-Based Solutions Is Key to Resilient City Infrastructure

Capital City, a (hypothetical) seaside metropolis, has a growing population. However, much of its infrastructure was built 100 years ago and is straining from deferred maintenance, unable to meet the…

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What Could Be: A 2030 Retrospective on Urban Mobility After COVID-19

COVID-19 is a radical moment in so many ways. By disrupting urban systems so profoundly, it has thrust the question of urban futures before us in a way that we…

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Insights from Big Data on How COVID-19 Is Changing Society

Between the 1918 flu pandemic and the 2020 COVID-19 crisis, our ability to understand the effects of infectious diseases has increased exponentially. Networked personal devices and automated sensors are now…

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The Most Successful Air Pollution Treaty You’ve Never Heard Of

International consensus on cross-border environmental issues has been difficult to achieve, but the 40-year-old Convention on Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution (or LRTAP as it is known to development professionals) has…

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