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People


Lessons From Cairo: How Small Scale Urban Initiatives can Improve a City

coloring cairo 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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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: Empowering Sustainable Actions Through Design

Today's cities are filled with creative ideas on how to decrease waste and make recycling initiatives more appealing to local residents. However, it is still important to raise public awareness of recycling and reuse. Here's some ideas how. Read more

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Planning


Creating Spaces for Peace, Dialogue and Coexistence in Venezuelan Cities

EPD LaY5 de Julio Antes y ahora 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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Two Very Different Visions for Floating Cities

Many architects have come up with innovative concepts of future utopian cities, most of which are related to smart, sustainable, and bio-tech innovation. These two ideas present a very different approach, but have one thing in common: they float. Read more

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Understanding (and Measuring) Walkability in Cairo

The website Walk Score measures the walkability of any place based on distance to amenities, with points given based on walking distance. So how walkable is Cairo, and how did it get to this point? We investigate. 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


#MapMyVisa: Mapping Immigrants’ Moods in Cities Across the Globe

916142_ddc2fd0140_o 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

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Ideas for Sustainable Cities: The Ten Most Popular Articles from 2014

As the year draws to a close, why buck the blogosphere trend of looking back on the best bits? Read more