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Ideas from Europe include interactive spaces, youth programmes.
David Hatch August 23, 2017
The Thai capital’s attempt to ban the city’s popular food vendors prompted international outrage. But the most significant effects are being felt locally.
Sarah Reed and Sally Roever and Narumol Nirathron August 3, 2017
How a popular video game became an urban planning tool.
Carlin Carr July 28, 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
UCLG project relaunches by highlighting nearly 70 case studies from five continents.
David Hatch March 22, 2017
A first-ever summit on cities and data this week adopted a declaration promoting “city data as the universal language”.
Brendon Bosworth March 10, 2017
A key proposal on value capture failed after months of debate on the city’s landmark constitution. But the document does put in place potentially significant mechanisms.
Emilio Godoy February 17, 2017
An interview with the filmmakers behind ‘The Quito Papers’.
Gregory Scruggs January 25, 2017

Inspired by New York’s High Line, the park would double as a recreational space and natural habitat, Kansas City’s official website says. 

November 1, 2016
Upgrades to parks and public spaces are seen as a lasting legacy from a four-day conference.
Marcela Ribadeneira and Eduardo Varas October 17, 2016
The priority given to place and public space in the Habitat III strategy marks an important shift for the global development community. But the New Urban Agenda is still playing catch-up to how communities, practitioners are mobilizing on this issue.
Annah MacKenzie and Nathan Storring October 10, 2016
After a slow start, traction on health issues in the Habitat III process has grown. But before the New Urban Agenda is finalized this month, we suggest one addition.
Kristie Daniel and Jess Beagley October 3, 2016
The Habitat III strategy makes a strong connection between health, accessibility, inclusion and cycling. But it’s missing the concrete action that could make real the transformative change it seeks.
Zoé Kruchten October 3, 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

A typical superblock consists of nine square blocks, with the periphery open to all traffic but only local access to interior streets, Vox reports. 

August 22, 2016
In typical fashion, Medellín's latest innovation aims to achieve many goals at once.
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