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Short answer: It’s complicated. But coming months are ‘critical’, observers say.
Gregory Scruggs August 18, 2017
The Gold Standard unveils a new certification for sustainable urban development.
Carey L. Biron July 11, 2017
The international community will focus on cities at next year’s SDGs review. Before that, the urban community is looking for strengthened coordination on SDG 11.
Carey L. Biron July 10, 2017
Latin American initiatives recognized by Social Production of Habitat Award.
Emilio Godoy July 6, 2017
A report calls on cities to look at Amsterdam, Belo Horizonte, Detroit, Nairobi and Toronto for inspiration.
David Hatch July 5, 2017
Earning the award also means the Tanzanian capital will host a summit for world transportation experts next year.
Gregory Scruggs June 30, 2017
In Oberhausen, a group of artists and activists called Kitev is fueling a burst of experimentation in urban regeneration.
Simone d'Antonio June 30, 2017
A mayors’ network comprising nearly half of the U.S. population expressed support for going completely renewable.
More than 300 municipalities worldwide are already aiming to eliminate their use of fossil fuels. A new toolkit shows how others can, too.
David Hatch June 28, 2017
An interview with the Green Bank Network’s Douglass Sims.
Carey L. Biron June 27, 2017
A call for improving the customer experience of mass transit.
David Hatch June 23, 2017
After decades of trying concrete solutions, authorities are planting bamboo and mangroves and using other soft-path methods to make its waterways less of a menace.
Keith Schneider June 22, 2017
8-member panel’s work now expected to wrap up by end-July.
Gregory Scruggs June 21, 2017
4 takeaways on urban philanthropy from a global gathering of foundations.
Christopher Swope June 20, 2017
Nearly a century old, the group holds no formal power but sets a regional agenda across 800 municipalities in three states.
Neal Peirce June 16, 2017
Following the high-level Ocean Conference, checking in with Caribbean urban planner Asad Mohammed.
Gregory Scruggs June 15, 2017
Much of the global urban movement is still figuring out how best to move forward following last year’s Habitat III summit.
Gregory Scruggs June 14, 2017
More of the city's people and buildings are reaching old age, a phenomenon planners are calling 'double ageing'.
Alok Gupta June 13, 2017
The challenge “activated local networks of innovators who are showing early staying power,” the Knight Foundation says at it winds down the contest.
David Hatch June 12, 2017
The Gates Foundation is only one part of the story. Many players have combined to create a pair of local economic clusters with global ambitions.
Gregory Scruggs June 9, 2017
The Paris mayor and C40 chair has become one of the most visible figures on combating global warming.
Gregory Scruggs June 8, 2017