Places

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: 7 minutes BRT

BRT vs. Metro: Can One Replace The Other?

Cairo is looking up to Bogota's TransMilenio for inspiration to build it's first BRT. But can - and should - BRT replace Cairo's underground metro?
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.
Reading Time: 10 minutes Innovation District

Innovation Through Collisions: Innovate ABQ

As we continue our tour of U.S. Creative Cities, we visit Albuquerque to learn more about its Innovation District and speak to key stakeholders about how the Duke City aspires to create a new cluster for innovation - and collision.
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.