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People


How Playgrounds Can Change the Lives of Syrian Refugee Children

header Read on to learn how CatalyticAction is changing Syrian children's life in Lebanese refugee camps. Read more
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Lessons From Cairo: How Small Scale Urban Initiatives can Improve a City

Imagine a city as an urban envelope made up of floors, walls, roofs, and dwellers. How can these simple components, with limited capacity, make change? Read more

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Using the Alphabet to Rethink Cities

Is it possible that the humble alphabet can promote civic engagement cities? Well, this is intention of Look At Your City’s latest initiative Alphabet Cities, which launched this month in Genoa, Italy. Read more

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Planning


From Seoul to Cairo: Public Space Projects and the Socially Sustainable City

port said cairo 2 Cairo is a collection of separated socio-spatial patterns, with insufficient public realm to bring together different community groups. So how can we integrate different groups with one another? Reviewing global best practice might reveal some opportunities. Read more
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The Baltimore Pop Star Impersonator with an Important Lesson in Public Space

On April 27, in the midst of a demonstration in Baltimore where tensions mounted between protesters and police, one man jumped out in between the two groups and launched into a convincing Michael Jackson dance impersonation. Read more

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Creating Spaces for Peace, Dialogue and Coexistence in Venezuelan Cities

Last year, Venezuela became an urban laboratory for architects and urban designers who believe in the implementation of participatory processes and collaborative design techniques in order to change communities who live under threat. Read more

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Transport


Three Mobility Challenges Facing Bogotá

bogota cyclists pedestrians Bogotá needs to prioritize mobility in the public agenda. These are three of the biggest challenges facing the city. Read more
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8 Highlights from Medellin’s World Bike Forum 2015

The World Bike Forum 2015 (WBF4) took place in the city of Medellín, Colombia, between 26th February and 1st March. Read more

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With Gas Prices Down, Federal Transit Funding in the US is Still Just as Important

The jaw-dropping fall in oil prices over the past few months has many experts scratching their heads as to what happened. Read more

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Digital


The Urban Homestead: Growing Better Cities from Small Urban Spaces

urban homestead The Urban Homesteader is a unique start-up project that teaches people how to turn their small urban space into a modern homestead. Read more
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#MapMyVisa: Mapping Immigrants’ Moods in Cities Across the Globe

MapMyVisa intends to understand from immigrants how they feel in their cities in relation to their legal situation. Can you help? Read more

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Does SimCity 5 Really Need A Homeless Elimination Manual?

There’s a new feature in the latest version version of SimCity that was completely absent in earlier ones: homelessness. And it's bringing out the best and worst in users. Read more