Artist and activist Ai WeiWei has partnered up with architects Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron to design a Hansel-and-Gretel-inspired surveillance park in New York City, bringing home the realities of live surveillance to visitors.
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.
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.
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.
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.