Communities

Reading Time: 2 minutes delhi's homeless

Delhi’s Homeless Find Refuge In Citizens’ Campaigns

Delhi-based NGO Aashray Adhikar Abhiyan (AAA), along with the Institute of Human Behaviour and Allied Sciences (IHBAS), has set up mobile clinics to diagnose and treat mentally ill homeless people in the Indian capital.
Reading Time: 12 minutes manchester

Manchester: The Rebirth Of A City Through Creative Branding

As we continue our #CreativeCitesUK tour, we visit Manchester - a metropolis that has been credited with "inventing the modern city." From hubs for creative and tech entrepreneurship to the legacy of its Madchester music scene, Manchester is pulling out all the stops to put itself on the map of the world's creative cities.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Akron

Akron Reclaims Public Space, Turning Freeway Into A Park

Following the lead of cities like San Francisco, Akron, Ohio has successfully campaigned to reclaim the space occupied by the Innerbelt Freeway in favor of a National Forest, with the aim of re-uniting communities separated 40 years ago by the highway.
Reading Time: 7 minutes gentrification

Another Way Forward: Communities Battle Against Gentrification

In the first installment of this two-part article, we outlined some of the interventions that cities have used to grapple with gentrification through legislation, incentives and public investment. While these moves are encouraging, they are almost always within the bounds of growth-machine approved policies that dominate North American and European municipal politics. In this part, we outline some of the ways that people are organizing at the grassroots and non-profit levels to address gentrification where city policy has failed them. These solutions often run outside or even counter to pro-growth city policies, and draw from alternative economic models, old and new.
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U.S. Environmentalists Take On Quitting The Paris Agreement

In the wake of U.S. President Donald Trump's announcement withdrawing his country from the Paris Agreement, cities have responded by renewing their commitment to reducing CO2 emissions and staying on track with the agreement's goals.