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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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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Safer, More Sustainable Transport in a Post-COVID-19 World

The COVID-19 crisis has shown that effective public transport is vital to keeping cities running. By serving essential workers in health care, emergency services, food services, and other sectors, public…

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How Will COVID-19 Affect Urban Planning?

The impacts of the global COVID-19 pandemic are still being understood, but it does seem clear that this crisis will make a mark on cities, physically and socially, that will…

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The Cities4Forests Toolbox: Connecting Cities With Tools to Understand and Manage Forests

Mérida, a city in Mexico’s lush Yucatán Peninsula, is home to 2.3 million trees, which cover more than 20% of the metropolitan area. Mérida’s officials know that these trees provide benefits…

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