New e-commerce models for fresh food show that farming the world’s cities will require marketing savvy as much as skill at growing food in urban settings.
By Flavie Halais / August 21, 2014
Next year, the United Nations will approve a new set of goals to guide global development through the year 2030. A goal related to cities is on the list — for now.
By Neal Peirce / August 14, 2014
A pathbreaking public-private collaboration in an earthquake-ravaged New Zealand city is delivering hundreds of infrastructure projects quickly and efficiently.
By David Killick / August 7, 2014
Laboratorio para la Ciudad is the latest city innovation lab to hit the global urban scene. It’s created a place to invent and test new ideas but some say it’s not focused enough on the needs of the urban poor.
By Ana Arana / August 1, 2014
Yes and no, writes journalist Letty Reimerink, who spent three months studying the escalators' economic and social effects in the city's Comuna 13.
By Letty Reimerink / July 24, 2014
The cities hope being less proscriptive about what they want to buy will let entrepreneurs bring more innovative ideas to everyday urban problems.
By Christopher Swope / July 17, 2014