Sustainable Cities Collective - The world's best thinkers on the urban future http://sustainablecitiescollective.com/rss en Can a Global City be Good to Locals? http://sustainablecitiescollective.com/futurecapetown/291501/can-global-city-be-good-locals “Making progress possible, together” stands boldly at the top of Cape Town’s website. The ‘together’ part of the slogan is the catch. As we celebrate our progress of becoming a globally competitive city, I believe we need to take stock of whether the benefits of our progress are experienced together.<p><a href="http://sustainablecitiescollective.com/futurecapetown/291501/can-global-city-be-good-locals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sustainablecitiescollective.com/futurecapetown/291501/can-global-city-be-good-locals#comments cape town Demographics global cities local issues south africa Preservation Leadership & Management Communications & Messaging Finance Urban Planning Populace Resources Economy Urbanism Sustainability Policy Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:00:45 +0000 futurecapetown 291501 at http://sustainablecitiescollective.com Congestion Pricing can make Beijing a more Equitable City http://sustainablecitiescollective.com/embarq/292586/congestion-pricing-can-make-beijing-more-equitable-city China’s capital city of Beijing is already home to 5.4 million cars, the most of any Chinese city. The country’s rising wealth means that this is a trend unlikely to stop. This rapid motorization has led to many city government “quick fixes” aimed at easing congestion problems in the short-term.<p><a href="http://sustainablecitiescollective.com/embarq/292586/congestion-pricing-can-make-beijing-more-equitable-city" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sustainablecitiescollective.com/embarq/292586/congestion-pricing-can-make-beijing-more-equitable-city#comments beijing china congestion pricing traffic management urban congestion Innovation Roadways Public Transportation Economic Sustainability Leadership & Management Communications & Messaging Urban Planning Land Use Populace Transportation Economy Urbanism Policy Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:51:02 +0000 EMBARQ 292586 at http://sustainablecitiescollective.com Drink Your Water, And Eat The Bottle? http://sustainablecitiescollective.com/mark-lechevallier/282571/drink-your-water-and-eat-bottle The need for drinks on-the-go that won’t pollute our environment with bottles is far from news, as the movement to increase the use of reusable/refillable water bottles has been gaining momentum. But as the movement grows, so does the American appetite for drinks sold in plastic bottles.<p><a href="http://sustainablecitiescollective.com/mark-lechevallier/282571/drink-your-water-and-eat-bottle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sustainablecitiescollective.com/mark-lechevallier/282571/drink-your-water-and-eat-bottle#comments Building Materials environmental pollution plastic water bottles Health & Nutrition Innovation Preservation Design & Architecture Water Green Business Waste Management Gardens & Landscapes Urban Planning Populace Resources Economy Sustainability Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:13:30 +0000 Mark LeChevallier 282571 at http://sustainablecitiescollective.com Detroit Aquaponics Business Combines High-Tech Ag, Social Justice Mission http://sustainablecitiescollective.com/seedstock/287976/detroit-aquaponics-business-combines-high-tech-ag-social-justice-mission Many of Detroit’s urban agriculture ventures have a down-on-the-farm feel, but not the CDC Farm &amp; Fishery. With its tubes and tanks, the business seems futuristic. You see, they are among the first aquaponic operations to set up in Detroit following the passage of an urban agriculture ordinance.<p><a href="http://sustainablecitiescollective.com/seedstock/287976/detroit-aquaponics-business-combines-high-tech-ag-social-justice-mission" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sustainablecitiescollective.com/seedstock/287976/detroit-aquaponics-business-combines-high-tech-ag-social-justice-mission#comments Arts & Culture Building & Design detroit social justice urban agriculture Yes Health & Nutrition Innovation Design & Architecture Green Business Green Building Leadership & Management Gardens & Landscapes Urban Planning Land Use Placemaking Populace Resources Economy Urbanism Policy Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:54:56 +0000 Seedstock 287976 at http://sustainablecitiescollective.com The Unbearable Lightness of Argentine Architecture: The Venice Biennale http://sustainablecitiescollective.com/global-site-plans-grid/289031/unbearable-lightness-argentine-architecture-venice-biennale In line with the proposal by Rem Koolhaas, chief curator of this year’s Venice Biennale of Architecture, the Argentine exhibition aims to reflect on how society incorporated modern ideas from the 20th century, to present, into its built environment.<p><a href="http://sustainablecitiescollective.com/global-site-plans-grid/289031/unbearable-lightness-argentine-architecture-venice-biennale" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sustainablecitiescollective.com/global-site-plans-grid/289031/unbearable-lightness-argentine-architecture-venice-biennale#comments architecture design argentina Arts & Culture Building & Design Building Materials design innovation Yes Redevelopment & Infill Design & Architecture Green Building Leadership & Management Communications & Messaging Urban Planning Populace Resources Economy Urbanism Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:54:21 +0000 Global Site Plans - The Grid 289031 at http://sustainablecitiescollective.com The Impression You are Leaving http://sustainablecitiescollective.com/donnellyb/289111/impression-you-are-leaving Toronto has gone through a dramatic transformation over the last decade or so. In fact, I recently had a friend say to me: “Brandon, 10 years ago you told me that Toronto was going to be a super cool global city. I didn’t believe you then. But you were right.&quot;<p><a href="http://sustainablecitiescollective.com/donnellyb/289111/impression-you-are-leaving" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sustainablecitiescollective.com/donnellyb/289111/impression-you-are-leaving#comments Arts & Culture Building & Design Demographics global cities toronto urban transformation Yes Design & Architecture Leadership & Management Communications & Messaging Conservation & Recreation Urban Planning Populace Resources Transportation Economy Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:17:00 +0000 donnelly_b 289111 at http://sustainablecitiescollective.com Is Glasgow being Regenerated or Gentrified? http://sustainablecitiescollective.com/david-thorpe/293166/glasgow-being-regenerated-or-gentrified Glasgow is a city that is partying this week to celebrate the start of the 2014 Commonwealth Games. It&#039;s a city that has struggled to reinvent itself after post-industrial collapse. But has it succeeded?<p><a href="http://sustainablecitiescollective.com/david-thorpe/293166/glasgow-being-regenerated-or-gentrified" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sustainablecitiescollective.com/david-thorpe/293166/glasgow-being-regenerated-or-gentrified#comments Commonwealth Games Demographics glasgow Yes Best Practices Leadership & Management Urban Planning Land Use Placemaking Sustainable Cities Exclusive News Wed, 23 Jul 2014 08:35:49 +0000 David Thorpe 293166 at http://sustainablecitiescollective.com Retreating from the Public Good? http://sustainablecitiescollective.com/juliandobson/289101/retreating-public-good Near Glasgow there’s a former mining village called Twechar. Inspired by the Incredible Edible movement, they decided they wanted to ‘do a Todmorden’ and turn unpromising public areas into colourful growing spaces. The local authority thought Edible Twechar was a wonderful idea.<p><a href="http://sustainablecitiescollective.com/juliandobson/289101/retreating-public-good" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sustainablecitiescollective.com/juliandobson/289101/retreating-public-good#comments Building & Design local food melbourne public good public space Health & Nutrition Preservation Leadership & Management Communications & Messaging Gardens & Landscapes Urban Planning Land Use Placemaking Populace Resources Economy Urbanism Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:27:00 +0000 juliandobson 289101 at http://sustainablecitiescollective.com America Can Learn from this French City's Complete Streets http://sustainablecitiescollective.com/comebackcity/287996/america-can-learn-french-city-s-complete-streets Strasbourg, France is a beautiful city that takes its complete streets to heart. The roads through the old (and new) city gracefully mix street trams/lightrail with bicycle paths and friendly traffic calmed streets, and pedestrians can move about with relative ease.<p><a href="http://sustainablecitiescollective.com/comebackcity/287996/america-can-learn-french-city-s-complete-streets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sustainablecitiescollective.com/comebackcity/287996/america-can-learn-french-city-s-complete-streets#comments Arts & Culture Building & Design Complete Streets france traffic control urban design walkability Innovation Preservation Redevelopment & Infill Design & Architecture Safety Urban Planning Land Use Placemaking Resources Economy Urbanism Tue, 22 Jul 2014 15:04:14 +0000 comebackcity 287996 at http://sustainablecitiescollective.com What Tech Talent Shortage? Microsoft Trims 18,000 Employees From Payroll http://sustainablecitiescollective.com/jim-russell/289046/what-tech-talent-shortage-microsoft-trims-18000-employees-payroll The Tech Economy is dying. And by that, I mean the Innovation Economy (to stick with Enrico Moretti’s terminology in his book The New Geography of Jobs) is dying. The “Innovation Economy” is an epoch, following on the heels of agriculture and manufacturing.<p><a href="http://sustainablecitiescollective.com/jim-russell/289046/what-tech-talent-shortage-microsoft-trims-18000-employees-payroll" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sustainablecitiescollective.com/jim-russell/289046/what-tech-talent-shortage-microsoft-trims-18000-employees-payroll#comments Demographics lay offs microsoft talent migration tech industry Innovation Future Technologies Economic Sustainability Leadership & Management Communications & Messaging Training & Education Populace Economy Urbanism Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:48:41 +0000 Jim Russell 289046 at http://sustainablecitiescollective.com Technology Brings People Together in Public Spaces After All http://sustainablecitiescollective.com/projectpublicspaces/289076/technology-brings-people-together-public-spaces-after-all As he sat in a PPS training watching time-lapse films of Bryant Park in the early 1980s, Keith Hampton realized he may have just found precisely the baseline he needed to examine how behavior in public space has changed in our contemporary digital world.<p><a href="http://sustainablecitiescollective.com/projectpublicspaces/289076/technology-brings-people-together-public-spaces-after-all" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sustainablecitiescollective.com/projectpublicspaces/289076/technology-brings-people-together-public-spaces-after-all#comments Arts & Culture Demographics new york city public space technological innovation Innovation Future Technologies Economic Sustainability Communications & Messaging Urban Planning Populace Resources Economy Urbanism Technology Policy Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:54:34 +0000 ProjectPublicSpaces 289076 at http://sustainablecitiescollective.com Voices of the City: Fred Hayman http://sustainablecitiescollective.com/futurecapetown/289081/voices-city-fred-hayman It is a daunting task to try and capture the diverse experiences of a Cape Town&#039;s inhabitants, but we feel that it is a worthy endeavor, in order to better understand the present and future of our city. This week, we heard from Fred Hayman, film enthusiast and teacher of Karate, Jujutsu &amp; Bujinkan.<p><a href="http://sustainablecitiescollective.com/futurecapetown/289081/voices-city-fred-hayman" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sustainablecitiescollective.com/futurecapetown/289081/voices-city-fred-hayman#comments Arts & Culture cape town Demographics interview urban populace Communications & Messaging Conservation & Recreation Urban Planning Populace Urbanism Tue, 22 Jul 2014 12:30:24 +0000 futurecapetown 289081 at http://sustainablecitiescollective.com Obstacles Ahead for São Paulo's Master Plan http://sustainablecitiescollective.com/global-site-plans-grid/286351/obstacles-ahead-s-o-paulo-s-master-plan The Master Plan of the city of São Paulo is a set of guidelines, backed by the power of local law, whose purpose is to guide urban growth through the next sixteen years. The new plan was approved this week after nine months of discussions among councilors to arrive at the final version.<p><a href="http://sustainablecitiescollective.com/global-site-plans-grid/286351/obstacles-ahead-s-o-paulo-s-master-plan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sustainablecitiescollective.com/global-site-plans-grid/286351/obstacles-ahead-s-o-paulo-s-master-plan#comments Arts & Culture brazil Building & Design future city planning master plan sao paulo Taxes & Mortgages Innovation Preservation Roadways Public Transportation Leadership & Management Urban Planning Populace Resources Transportation Economy Urbanism Sustainability Policy Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:27:31 +0000 Global Site Plans - The Grid 286351 at http://sustainablecitiescollective.com Ten Ways to Manage Flood Risk by Designing for Exceedance http://sustainablecitiescollective.com/david-thorpe/292016/ten-ways-manage-flood-risk-designing-exceedance Climate change is bringing extremes of weather, amongst the most damaging of which are extreme downpours of precipitation which overwhelm the ability of urban drainage systems to take the water away, and cause flooding. CIRIA has published a set of design guidelines and best practice recommendations for managing the risks. <p><a href="http://sustainablecitiescollective.com/david-thorpe/292016/ten-ways-manage-flood-risk-designing-exceedance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sustainablecitiescollective.com/david-thorpe/292016/ten-ways-manage-flood-risk-designing-exceedance#comments CIRIA drainage Flood management floods planning Redevelopment & Infill Best Practices Design & Architecture Water Climate Change Green Building Leadership & Management Safety Gardens & Landscapes Urban Planning Land Use Sustainability Sustainable Cities Exclusive News Tue, 22 Jul 2014 09:00:36 +0000 David Thorpe 292016 at http://sustainablecitiescollective.com Neal Gorenflo on the Sharing Cities Network [WEBCAST] http://sustainablecitiescollective.com/david-thorpe/288446/webcast-neal-gorenflo-sharing-cities-network In this video webcast David Thorpe talks to Neal Gorenflo, co-founder of shareable.net, a nonprofit with a mission to empower everyone to share for a more joyous, resilient, and equitable world. Its Sharing Cities Network connects local sharing grassroots activists around the world.<p><a href="http://sustainablecitiescollective.com/david-thorpe/288446/webcast-neal-gorenflo-sharing-cities-network" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sustainablecitiescollective.com/david-thorpe/288446/webcast-neal-gorenflo-sharing-cities-network#comments Business co-operatives nyc seoul sharing Innovation Best Practices Green Business Economic Sustainability Leadership & Management Communications & Messaging Finance Training & Education Sustainable Cities Exclusive Webcast Mon, 21 Jul 2014 16:28:44 +0000 David Thorpe 288446 at http://sustainablecitiescollective.com Açık Veritabanı Kullanımı ve İstanbul Toplu Taşıma Sistemlerine Getireceği Yenilikler http://sustainablecitiescollective.com/reneevanstaveren/290896/k-veritaban-kullan-m-ve-stanbul-toplu-ta-ma-sistemlerine-getirece-i-yenilikl İstanbul (Türkiye), her gün trafiğe eklenen 600 yeni vasıtayla araç kullanımının gitgide çoğaldığı bir şehir. İstanbul’un nüfusu arttıkça ve bireysel araç sahipliği kolaylaştıkça daha fazla sayıda insan bu ulaşım biçimini tercih eder oldu.<p><a href="http://sustainablecitiescollective.com/reneevanstaveren/290896/k-veritaban-kullan-m-ve-stanbul-toplu-ta-ma-sistemlerine-getirece-i-yenilikl" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sustainablecitiescollective.com/reneevanstaveren/290896/k-veritaban-kullan-m-ve-stanbul-toplu-ta-ma-sistemlerine-getirece-i-yenilikl#comments Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Demographics istanbul open data sustainable transportation turkey Alternative Energy Innovation Preservation Roadways Public Transportation Green Business Leadership & Management Safety Finance Urban Planning Land Use Populace Resources Transportation Economy Urbanism Sustainability Policy Mon, 21 Jul 2014 15:15:06 +0000 ReneeVanStaveren 290896 at http://sustainablecitiescollective.com How Open Data Access Will Revolutionize Istanbul’s Public Transit Systems http://sustainablecitiescollective.com/reneevanstaveren/290891/how-open-data-access-will-revolutionize-istanbul-s-public-transit-systems Istanbul, Turkey is a city with an increasing car-culture, with 600 new vehicles added to the road every day. As the population of Istanbul increases, and attaining a single-occupancy vehicle becomes easier, more people are turning to this method of transport to get around.<p><a href="http://sustainablecitiescollective.com/reneevanstaveren/290891/how-open-data-access-will-revolutionize-istanbul-s-public-transit-systems" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sustainablecitiescollective.com/reneevanstaveren/290891/how-open-data-access-will-revolutionize-istanbul-s-public-transit-systems#comments Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) car culture changing transportation Demographics istanbul open data turkey Alternative Energy Innovation Roadways Best Practices Public Transportation Green Business Economic Sustainability Leadership & Management Communications & Messaging Urban Planning Land Use Populace Resources Transportation Economy Urbanism Sustainability Technology Policy Mon, 21 Jul 2014 15:11:30 +0000 ReneeVanStaveren 290891 at http://sustainablecitiescollective.com Water: Rising Above The Law Of Supply And Demand http://sustainablecitiescollective.com/mark-lechevallier/282546/water-rising-above-law-supply-and-demand The more people want something, the greater it costs. It applies to everything, from food, to clothing, to real estate and fuel, to top-level positions and even leisure time. It’s the law of supply and demand. It’s a universal rule. Everything is dictated by it; but what about water?<p><a href="http://sustainablecitiescollective.com/mark-lechevallier/282546/water-rising-above-law-supply-and-demand" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sustainablecitiescollective.com/mark-lechevallier/282546/water-rising-above-law-supply-and-demand#comments economic value urban economy water supply Health & Nutrition Preservation Water Climate Change Green Business Gardens & Landscapes Conservation & Recreation Urban Planning Populace Resources Economy Sustainability Policy Mon, 21 Jul 2014 14:05:28 +0000 Mark LeChevallier 282546 at http://sustainablecitiescollective.com What Does a Sociological Approach to Safe Cities Reveal?: Findings from a National Workshop in India http://sustainablecitiescollective.com/embarq/287931/what-does-sociological-approach-safe-cities-reveal-findings-national-workshop-india While concerns of violence against women are not new, women’s safety in public spaces has received significant attention in India in the past two years. Cities in India are seeing increased demands around making public spaces safer for women.<p><a href="http://sustainablecitiescollective.com/embarq/287931/what-does-sociological-approach-safe-cities-reveal-findings-national-workshop-india" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sustainablecitiescollective.com/embarq/287931/what-does-sociological-approach-safe-cities-reveal-findings-national-workshop-india#comments Arts & Culture Demographics india public safety sociology study urban development women Leadership & Management Safety Communications & Messaging Urban Planning Land Use Placemaking Populace Transportation Urbanism Policy Mon, 21 Jul 2014 13:54:30 +0000 EMBARQ 287931 at http://sustainablecitiescollective.com Microclimatic Improvements for Panepistimiou Street in Athens, Greece http://sustainablecitiescollective.com/global-site-plans-grid/289006/microclimatic-improvements-panepistimiou-street-athens-greece An approval was finally signed regarding the environmental conditions of the Panepistimiou Street’s rehabilitation project in Athens. Other projects were also included in this meeting, such as the extension of the tram network and the regulation of traffic in the center of the city.<p><a href="http://sustainablecitiescollective.com/global-site-plans-grid/289006/microclimatic-improvements-panepistimiou-street-athens-greece" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sustainablecitiescollective.com/global-site-plans-grid/289006/microclimatic-improvements-panepistimiou-street-athens-greece#comments Arts & Culture athens Building & Design greece microclimatic change street life urban change Innovation Preservation Design & Architecture Leadership & Management Conservation & Recreation Urban Planning Placemaking Resources Economy Urbanism Policy Mon, 21 Jul 2014 12:59:31 +0000 Global Site Plans - The Grid 289006 at http://sustainablecitiescollective.com