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[ News ] Posted on Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 10:56
“It’s kind of manifest destiny…now the marketplace and the city has begun to catch up.” This is how architect David Manfredi recently described a billion-dollar residential, commercial, and retail complex to be built in 2015 in Baltimore. Speaking to a reporter, Manfredi was emphasizing how the new project he was working on would further extend the upscale development of Baltimore’s old... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 10:30
In the early years of this century, completely new cities began emerging across Asia and Africa, transforming previously unremarkable expanses of land or reclaimed ocean areas. Could some of these new urban creations become the economic powerhouses of the future?  The fervour for building cities from scratch seems inexhaustible, with construction starting on mega-projects in Malaysia, China,... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 09:58
First, there were smartphones and then smart houses. Now, the next disruptive “smart” move is the smart city. As work, life, and society become increasingly connected through the wide adoption of the Internet of Things (IoT) devices, it’s a natural progression to build smart cities that leverage tech to provide benefits like convenience and efficiency. What makes smart cities so interesting is... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 09:14
Can young architects and urban planners lead on sustainable urbanism with the UN and the Commonwealth? Can the young built-environment professionals of the Commonwealth offer a global lead on truly sustainable cities? We believe so, and set out our case here. We apologise in advance for the blizzard of initials of all the various UK and international organisations, groups and initiatives involved... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Wednesday, August 8, 2018 - 15:18
The Walk21 conference series supports, encourages and inspires the Global Walking Network to confirm the importance of walking politically and in policy, provide an international platform for an inclusive discussion, acknowledge current research, practice and promotion and identify the need for future research and networking. International delegates attending a Walk21 conference do so to have the... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Wednesday, August 8, 2018 - 15:00
WED, SEP 12, 2018 — FRI, SEP 14, 2018   The Global Climate Action Summit will bring leaders and people together from around the world to “Take Ambition to the Next Level.” It will be a moment to celebrate the extraordinary achievements of states, regions, cities, companies, investors and citizens with respect to climate action. It will also be a launchpad for deeper worldwide commitments and... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Wednesday, August 8, 2018 - 14:57
To celebrate the anniversary of the Montréal Declaration on Metropolitan Areas (October 7, 2015) and promote the idea that global challenges operate and must be addressed at the metropolitan scale, Metropolis – in partnership with CIPPEC, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), UN-Habitat’s MetroHUB, the University of Guadalajara, Politecnico di Milano, MTPA, GIZ and FGV-Eaesp – encourages its... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Wednesday, August 8, 2018 - 11:57
DESCRIPTION The annual Cities Conference seeks be a strategic platform for dialogue which supports the implementation and monitoring of the New Urban Agenda, and the urban dimension of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Objectives (SDGs), particularly SDG 11, in Latin America and the Caribbean, while also contributing to fulfilment the Paris Agreement,... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 - 12:12
As world population continues to grow, an increasing number of people are moving to cities in hope of securing better living conditions, higher quality educations and greater economic opportunities. For the first time in human history, half of the world’s population lived in towns and cities in 2008. Africa, a continent exceptionally rich in biodiversity, is rapidly urbanising. Africa’s... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 - 12:02
Urban trail efforts are increasingly focusing on providing equitable access to trails. Trails and parks can create substantial benefits for public health, property values, and quality of life. Unfortunately, in many communities these resources are inequitably distributed. They can be less abundant in poorer neighborhoods with a larger share of minority residents, which can be exasperated by a... Read more

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