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[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 - 15:10
Over the last decade, emerging technologies have ushered in the need for governments to approach accelerated change and challenge in new ways. The impact of increased urbanization and shifting citizen expectations, combined with the ways technology is reshaping cities, is creating a call to governments and city leaders to evolve their role and shift their mindset around how to effectively govern... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 14:22
Unprecedented urbanization is compelling cities to fundamentally reimagine and transform for the future – and fast. According to the 2018 Revision of World Urbanization Prospects, roughly half of the world’s population lives in cities today and that figure is expected to increase to 68% by 2050. You don’t have to be a city planner to imagine the impact of urbanization on infrastructure,... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 14:16
For the better part of a century, home ownership has been the foundation of the average American’s growth in net worth and the cornerstone of the government’s housing policy. But 70 years of consistent appreciation in housing values, combined with stagnant real wage growth, has caused a nationwide crisis of affordability in major cities, and an intensification of wealth and racial inequality.... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 14:09
Dusk falls in Dar es Salaam, and for hundreds of thousands of people in this African megacity-to-be the daily chaos and frustration of the journey home begins. People cram themselves into dalla dalla minibuses, some even climbing through the windows once the entrance is blocked. Others hang out of the doors, but the Kilwa Road heading south towards Mbagala slum is jammed and these diesel-belchers... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 13:35
Our intentions for what citymakers should start - and stop - doing in 2019! Last week, we asked you lovely Citymakers about your place-based resolutions for 2019 and provided a handy actionable guide for how to ensure you actually get them DONE! So this week, we’re sharing our very own intentions for what we hope to see more - and less of - in the citymaking space in 2019 and beyond! Stop This!... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 04:04
Jepara Indonesia Furniture lucky base are these, who've ample gardens or lawns in entrance of their homes. These area permit the domestic owners to disentangle themselves and revel in the beauty of nature. similar to we accouter our homes, it's essential that we furnish our gardens too. in spite of everything we might like to lie down in comfort on our garden furnishings and take in the greenery... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Friday, December 14, 2018 - 15:58
Asia’s largest garbage dump once smoldered with trash fires and belched so much methane across Wuhan that nearby residents could not open their windows. Now, the reclaimed trash heap is a green oasis so verdant it has become a popular wedding venue; and the Chinese city of 11 million hosted an international garden expo on the site. That remarkable transformation was honored on Friday alongside... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 - 10:50
Whether you live in a town with a single main street or a megacity, the trees and green space in your larger neighborhood are key to the economic, human and environmental health of you and your community. The presence, or absence, of a thriving urban forest has a direct impact on our individual and collective quality of life in more ways that most people ever realize. In order to ensure our urban... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 - 10:47
Cities are shaping the future of our planet. They are where people confront environmental problems and tackle the challenges of sustainable development. On the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (a shared global roadmap for ending poverty, protecting the planet and fostering equitable economic growth), Goal 11 is to make “cities and human settlements inclusive, safe,... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 - 10:44
For cities, compact's biggest breakthrough is that public services should not discriminate based on whether someone has migrated legally or illegally WASHINGTON - Cities say they will gain new recognition for their role in planning for and responding to influxes of migrants when countries adopt a major migration agreement next week. Talks lasting a year and a half are set to conclude when... Read more