Communities

Reading Time: 7 minutes gentrification

Gentrification & The City: Taming the Growth Machine

Gentrification is quickly becoming one of the foremost issues for cities looking to ensure that regeneration is both inclusive and engaging of their existing populations. In this two-part article, we present some of the solutions to gentrification that are today being implemented in cities across North America and Europe. The first part will investigate what governments are doing to tame gentrification without doing serious damage to their own lucrative growth machine. In the second part, we will explore solutions being implemented at the grassroots level that draw on alternative economic models both new and old that confront the very concept that cities necessarily need to grow to be successful.
Reading Time: 6 minutes resilient

Disaster Risk Reduction Toolkit To Make Cities More Resilient

After last week's meetings in Cancun, Mexico, the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) issued the updated the Disaster Resilience Scorecard for Cities, providing a set of assessments that will allow local governments to monitor and review progress and challenges to the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction: 2015-2030.
Reading Time: 3 minutes industrialization

Study: Industrialization Is Key To Africa’s Urban Future

With Africa's urban population projected to reach 4.4 billion by 2100, The UN Economic Commission for Africa breaks down obstacles and opportunities for industrialization and urban growth across the continent's cities.
Reading Time: 10 minutes albuquerque

Building An Entrepreneurial Ecosystem In Albuquerque

We often ascribe labels to people - someone is a creative, an entrepreneur. But it’s not a thing that you become - it’s something that is within all of us. Albuquerque is a city that understands this, and it is on a mission to embrace its creative and entrepreneurial roots and to bring out the potential in all of its residents. We traveled to Albuquerque to learn how the city is taking control of its lagging economy by designing an entrepreneurial ecosystem unique to its culture.