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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What Makes a Child-Friendly City? Redesigning Safer and Healthier Urban Spaces for Young People

Children are often under-prioritized or even disregarded in urban planning and design. It’s estimated that up to 500 children die daily in road crashes around the world; thousands more incur…

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3 Hurdles to Racial Justice in Clean Energy – and 3 Ways U.S. Cities Can Overcome Them

For years, city governments in the United States have taken the lead on committing to climate action, with more than 165 cities aiming for 100% community-wide clean energy. But whether…

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As the Coronavirus Looms, Can African Cities Become More Walkable and Bikeable?

Cities in Africa are in something of a quandary when it comes to COVID-19. To date, the impact of the disease has been much less than most experts predicted. As…

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India Must Plan New Strategy for Cities to Reap Full Benefits of ‘Self-Reliance’ Initiative

While announcing a stimulus package of INR 20 lakh crore ($260 billion) in his address to the nation on May 12, India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged citizens to make…

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From My Window: A View of the COVID-19 Pandemic in Mumbai

Inequality is shaping how people are experiencing COVID-19 in cities to a startling degree. The vulnerability of the urban poor is striking everywhere, but the divide is more visible in…

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At World Urban Forum, Renewed Urgency to Safeguard Vulnerable Communities

“Acknowledgement, voice and the right to negotiate” – that’s what’s needed to bring the world’s urban poor back into the system and begin creating cities that work for everyone, said…

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