Author Archive for: ‘citiscope’

Startblok Riekerhaven

In this Amsterdam housing project, Dutch youth and refugees live together — and run the place

By Letty Reimerink AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands — The white prefab housing blocks dropped in a field next to a highway …

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Shenzhen China

Eleven cities that are showing the way on fighting climate change

By Gregory Scruggs MEXICO CITY, Mexico — From shutting down coal-fired power plants to changing how they handle waste, cities …

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Mysuru Trash Sorting

How Mysuru became India’s ‘cleanest city’

By Patralekha Chatterjee MYSURU, India — What lessons can a onetime potter’s colony offer on cleaning up a city in …

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Netherlands 1

How the Netherlands turns transparency with property values into trust with taxpayers

By Letty Reimerink AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands — Last month, the Netherlands launched a website that soon will allow anyone to …

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Moscow 1

Moscow makes over its streets with people in mind

By Timothy Misir MOSCOW, Russia — Tverskaya Ulitsa, an eight-lane thoroughfare in the heart of Moscow, is one of the …

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Bogota Mayor 1

Bogotá Mayor Enrique Peñalosa on making better cities

By Neal Peirce & Gregory Scruggs This week, hundreds of mayors around the world head to Bogotá, Colombia, for what is …

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Kampala 2

How Kampala is building a culture of taxpaying

By Amy Fallon KAMPALA, Uganda — Standing in front of a van packed with passengers and luggage on the roof …

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Hague 1

Debating the role of cities at the Global Parliament of Mayors — and leaving most details for later

By Letty Reimerink E HAGUE, The Netherlands — Three years ago, the American scholar Benjamin Barber planted a big seed …

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