Rethinking Inclusive Cities, from Power to the ‘Sensory Landscape,’ at Daring Cities Conference

We need to reframe the concept of inclusive cities.  That observation made by renowned urbanist Günter Meinert helped set the tone for a deep discussion on more equitable cities during the…

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Green Space: An Underestimated Tool to Create More Equal Cities

As coronavirus restrictions ease around the world, many consider a walk around their neighborhood for some fresh air to be a welcome break from confinement. However, socioeconomic status could greatly affect the…

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4 Priorities for Climate Action and Social Equity in the COVID-19 Recovery

The COVID-19 crisis has shown how deep inequalities make society as a whole more vulnerable – providing important lessons for building resilience in an era of climate change. The people…

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Local Climate Action in US Proves Resilient to COVID-19

In spite of a global pandemic and the worst economic conditions in nearly a century, U.S. states, cities and businesses are continuing to lead the fight against climate change. A…

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A Fairer and More Sustainable Post-COVID World in Latin America

The large cities in the Latin American region all have one thing in common: the opportunities for employment and income are concentrated in a few districts while, more and more,…

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COVID-19 Has Reshuffled Public Space. Buses Deserve a Greater Share.

There’s no question we’re going through unprecedented times for public transport. Ridership is down anywhere from 60% to 90%. Transit agencies are hemorrhaging cash, with fare revenue following ridership down…

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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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More Equitable Access to Open Space? Vancouver Has A Plan for That

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, we have been told to stay at home, stay close to our neighborhoods and try to enjoy being outside. But what if there is no park…

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What Path We Take Post-COVID-19 Will Depend in Large Part on How the World’s Cities Change

This article was originally published on Global Dashboard, as part of their Scenarios Week series, exploring and expanding on Long Crisis Scenarios. For professional optimists like me in the business of…

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Addis Ababa Is Fighting to Avoid the Worst of COVID-19, But Transport Challenges Are Hampering Containment Efforts

Contrary to what many speculated, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Ethiopia has been low so far. As of May 18, 2020, the Ministry of Health confirmed it had…

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