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The Benefits of Placemaking Go Beyond Urban Beautification

April 13, 2014 by Michael Edwards
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Cardiff Bay, Wales - a great example of placemaking.

Every city has something unique to offer. Whether it’s exceptional food, historic sites, or exciting nightlife, there’s something distinctive that draws in tourists, attracts businesses, and makes current residents want to stay. But all that potential can go to waste if it isn’t recognized and supported.[read more]

A Citizen-Driven Urban Sustainability Prize for Colombia

April 11, 2014 by Florian Lorenz

Premio Sostenabilidad Urbana 2014

What if civil society organisations awarded city administrations for their efforts to creating a sustainable urban future? The goal of the Urban Sustainability Prize is to generate incentives for hundreds of municipalities across Colombia to collect indicators on sustainability and to share them with other city administrations.[read more]

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San Francisco Inspires Mobility in European Cities

April 10, 2014 by Vitor Pereira

San Francisco and Mobility

Tenacity, persistence and a lot of patience are the attributes that Timothy Papandreou, Director of Transport Planning of San Francisco, considers essential to take forward some of the most important developments in the mobility sector not only in American cities but also throughout the world.[read more]

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Check Up of India's Heart - Delhi: A Diagnosis of the Capital's Public Transport

April 10, 2014 by Pratik Dave

Delhi Public Transportation

Delhi Transport Service (DTS) was incorporated in 1948 by the Government of India for local bus services, which were previously operated by the Gwalior and Northern India Transport Co. Ltd. Later, DTS was reconstituted under the Road Transport Corporation Act in 1950.[read more]

City of Denver Advances Local Food Policy With Public-Private Partnerships

Denver and Food Security

Where does your food come from? Residents of Denver may have scratched their heads over it, because most of the city’s food was sourced from elsewhere. Recently, however, stakeholders in the private and public sectors collaborated to help food growers prosper within the Denver metropolitan area.[read more]

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Sustainable Cities Collective Wins Social Media Award in Green Category

April 8, 2014 by David Thorpe
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We won a Shorty Award!

Sustainable Cities Collective last night won a Shorty Award for the best of social media in the Green category. We are very flattered to be selected and honoured in this manner. It puts us up there alongside famous people like Jerry Seinfeld, Ian McKellen, Jamie Oliver and, er, the Matrix Cat (an animated gif in case you didn't know).[read more]

414 Cities Report Over 4000 Climate Actions

Cities and Climate Action

Looking for inspiration when tackling climate change? Take a look at what Cities do…. Cities and towns of diverse sizes and economic standings are registering more climate commitments, actions and performance – and are generally more ambitious than their national governments.[read more]

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New Global Report Highlights Value of Enhancing City-Business Collaboration for Sustainable Urban Infrastructure

April 7, 2014 by Matthew Lynch
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Infrastructure and Collaboration

An inspiring aspect of sustainability is how leaders on every continent are driving real action on climate change and sustainable development. However, even the mayors of the most advanced cities will say that they can’t do it alone and they need the engagement and collaboration of all stakeholders.[read more]

New UN Report: World Is Ill-Prepared for Climate Change

April 6, 2014 by The Dirt ASLA

Climate Risk

In the second in a series of new reports, the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change said the impacts of climate change are already being felt in every continent and every ocean, and the effects will worsen as greenhouse gases enter the atmosphere at an accelerated rate.[read more]

3rd Avenue of Limoilou, Quebec, Canada: The Future of the Mall

April 6, 2014 by Global Site Plans - The Grid

Future Malls

We already know that far from being strictly utilitarian spaces, shopping malls are also destinations for enjoying yourself. Young parents can walk around with a stroller away from bad weather, and older people can sit down and observe the surroundings for a few hours.[read more]

San Francisco Wants You to See and Feel Innovation

April 4, 2014 by The Dirt ASLA

San Francisco Innovation

San Francisco has long been a test bed for innovation when it comes to its streets. With their Pavement to Parks program, the city showed how low-cost parklets and pop-up plazas can make streets much more welcoming, creating new street life where there was once only cars.[read more]

GreaterPlaces: The Emerging Wikipedia for Urban Planners

Urban Planning Wikipedia

GreaterPlaces is a company developing an app that lets urban planners type in any issue involving cities or urban issues and by doing so gain quick access to ideas and many innovative solutions from other urban planners from around the globe.[read more]