Green Infrastructure in Mexico: A Booster for Healthier Cities

By |2018-10-18T10:47:43+00:00October 17th 2018|green & smart development, health & education, Uncategorized, urban mobility, Tags: , , , , |

Citizens of Mexico City face serious health issues – due to failures in urban planning, says Auribel Villa. Green infrastructure development significantly supports cities' ways towards becoming healthier and thus more liveable.

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Reviving the City: How an Asphalt Plant Turned Into a Public Park

By |2018-06-21T16:36:04+00:00June 21st 2018|participation, public spaces, Tags: , , , |

In Mexico City, residents organised to convince the city government to build a public park instead of developing an area for office buildings. The Parque Imán can serve as an example for successfully greening neighbourhoods, and reclaiming public space in a participatory and transparent manner.

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“Create housing as a solution” – An interview with Ani Dasgupta, global director of WRI Ross Centre for Sustainable Cities

By |2017-10-14T15:34:10+00:00January 25th 2017|basic infrastructure & housing, global urban debates, housing & informality, Tags: , , , , |

What are the most pressing issues in low income housing? How can cities be given better opportunities to realise sustainable development? What are the key issues of sustainable urban development? Ani Dasgupta, Global Director of the WRI Ross Centre for Sustainable Cities, spoke to URBANET about how to tackle these questions and why scaling and counting are important when working towards sustainable urban development.

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