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Following the high-level Ocean Conference, checking in with Caribbean urban planner Asad Mohammed.
Gregory Scruggs June 15, 2017
El nuevo Atlas de la Expansión Urbana utiliza datos antiguos y nuevos para representar gráficamente lo que verdaderamente significa el crecimiento urbano masivo.
Gregory Scruggs October 19, 2016
The new Atlas of Urban Expansion draws on old and new data to paint a picture of what massive urban growth really means.
Gregory Scruggs October 19, 2016
A new plan aims to guide more compact, transit-oriented development of the city through 2040.
Brendon Bosworth October 18, 2016

Greenery, good access to public transit and dense living environments have positive impacts on mental health, the American Psychiatric Association says. 

September 19, 2016
Rivers in the Welsh capital once ran black with coal dust. Now, they form a clean lake that has become the revitalized heart of the city.
David Thorpe September 9, 2016

Cities are passing laws that require growth to be upward, taxing unoccupied dwellings and adding buffers to limit expansion, Apolitical reports. 

August 30, 2016
¿Cómo puede el Sur Global implementar la Nueva Agenda Urbana con planes de estudio de la época colonial y poca inversión en la formación? Ahora, Zambia ofrece un nuevo modelo.
How can the Global South implement the New Urban Agenda with colonial-era curricula and little investment in training? Now, Zambia offers a new model.
‘The future of sustainable cities has to take into account … a re-belief in planning and an understanding that the market cannot deliver everything,’ says the curator of the ‘Conflicts of an Urban Age’ exhibit, which opened in May.
Alex Ulam July 21, 2016

Kigali and other Rwandan cities must construct more high rises as land becomes scarce for development, the New Times reports.  

June 30, 2016

The city-state’s long-term plans encourage residents to abandon private car ownership for public transit, cycling and driverless cars, GovInsider reports.

June 16, 2016

Ontario’s cities would be required to prioritize dense, walkable neighborhoods, public transit and ample green space, The Star reports. 

May 20, 2016

The capital of Bangladesh plans to absorb 16 adjacent, fast-urbanizing communities so it can extend municipal services to them, The Daily Star reports. 

May 11, 2016
The Zhengzhou Airport Economic Zone is China's model for airport-centered development.
Wade Shepard May 6, 2016
'Secondary' cities are booming across Africa. Jinja is one aiming to get ahead of the growth.
Amy Fallon April 22, 2016
This week’s Habitat III regional meeting for Latin America and the Caribbean took place outside of the usual iconic urban environs. But the workaday capital of Mexico State is exactly the type of city the New Urban Agenda will need to address.
Gregory Scruggs April 20, 2016
In typical fashion, Medellín's latest innovation aims to achieve many goals at once.
For the critical issues of urban planning, land markets and public space, the Habitat III process must recognize the importance of participation by all.
Juan Pablo Duhalde March 29, 2016

Union Minister Prakash Javadekar says basics like sewage treatment must be improved before ambitious ‘smart’ cities plans can be realized, the Economic Times reports. 

February 19, 2016
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