Civic Technology for Participatory Cities of the Future

By |2021-08-23T10:33:43+02:00August 17th 2021|Categories: Green & Smart Development|Tags: , , |

Advanced by the COVID-19 pandemic, cities are experiencing a surge in technological innovation. Among them, civic technologies hold promising solutions towards more citizen participation, argues Francesca Esses.

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Localising SDG 11 Through Inspirational Advocacy

By |2021-07-27T10:53:30+02:00July 27th 2021|Categories: Global Urban Debates|Tags: , , |

Can design drive positive change? This was the question at the core of London’s Design Biennale 2021. Laura Puttkamer was there and gives you the latest on the future of the urban designs that are here to change the world.

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Urban Micro-Lungs: Mini-Forests for Climate, Biodiversity & Wellbeing

By |2020-12-22T09:50:51+01:00December 22nd 2020|Categories: Climate Change & Resilience, Global Urban Debates, Urban Health|Tags: , , |

Cities have become the main culprit behind environmental degradation. Yet, what if urbanisation was a restorative act of the land, no longer synonymous with ecosystem destruction? Deema Assaf highlights how mini-forests have taken root in urban areas, with the potential of rejuvenating local ecology at an unprecedented speed.

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Combatting COVID-19, Cars, And Climate Change Through Innovations in Urban Mobility

By |2020-12-15T09:22:09+01:00December 15th 2020|Categories: Urban Health, Urban Mobility|Tags: , , |

During the COVID-19 pandemic, cities saw that another urban transport is possible – can they make it last? Chris Dekki on the resilient and innovative nature of urban settlements.

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3D Printing and Cities of the Future

By |2020-12-22T15:45:03+01:00December 10th 2020|Categories: Basic Infrastructure & Housing, Green & Smart Development|Tags: , , |

Сan additive manufacturing technologies help to build sustainable cities of the future and to provide more affordable housing options for everyone? Amadu Sou shows how 3D printing can be applied in cutting-edge urban development.

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Innovation Through Inclusion – Partnerships for a New Climate Reality

By |2020-12-08T09:06:23+01:00December 8th 2020|Categories: Climate Change & Resilience, Urban & Metropolitan Governance|Tags: , , , , |

To successfully battle climate change, urban governance needs to empower vulnerable communities – and make sure to include their ideas and knowledge into urban planning mechanisms.

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Linking to Your Local Producer: Urban Innovation in Mexico

By |2020-12-03T09:13:27+01:00December 3rd 2020|Categories: Climate Change & Resilience, Decent Work|Tags: , , , |

Mexican cities feature an array of innovative market formats, redefining producer-consumer relationships while creating interactive, public spaces at the same time. Jorge Javier and Dr Cecilia Tortajada on the reinvention of old institutions.

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COVID-19 Responses: The Urban Innovations that are Here to Stay

By |2021-02-23T15:40:39+01:00December 1st 2020|Categories: Global Urban Debates, Smart & Digital Development, Urban Health|Tags: , |

Cities, citizens, and institutions constantly evolve and are typically very resilient – according to Isidora Larraín and Pauline Claramunt. The authors present three urban innovations implemented in cities around the world that may just prove that COVID-19 responses hold the potential to become long-term solutions to long-standing problems, especially in South America.

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#SolutionsForCities

By |2020-11-25T08:08:00+01:00November 25th 2020|Categories: Smart & Digital Development, Urban Health|Tags: , , |

Cities around the world are facing similar challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The need for physical distancing has once more emphasised the need for digital innovation in local governance processes. The ideas competition #SolutionsForCities provides a platform where cities and solution providers can further develop and adjust solutions for urban challenges in times of a pandemic.

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