Author Archive for: ‘citiscope’

UN Habitat

At the U.N., a breakthrough on Habitat III talks

By Greg Scruggs UNITED NATIONS — After 38 hours of non-stop negotiations, diplomats Saturday night delivered an agreement for a …

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Utrecht 1

First step for cities on the Sustainable Development Goals: making people aware of them

By Letty Reimerink What should our world look like 15 years from now? That’s a question a number of Dutch …

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On the U.S.-Mexico border, Matamoros and Brownsville plan a binational bike trail

By Ana Arana BROWNSVILLE, United States & MATAMOROS, Mexico — The international border between these two cities is marked by …

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Vienna ranks high on almost every urban quality-of-life list. Here’s why.

By Saransh Sehgal VIENNA, Austria — When the human resources consultancy Mercer publishes its annual quality-of-life rankings for cities around …

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Dato Maimunah Mohd Sharif

How Seberang Perai’s first female mayor is reducing waste and boosting citizen engagement

By Christopher Swope You’ve heard of the “Three Rs” — reduce, reuse and recycle. And there’s “PPPs” — public-private partnerships. …

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Can ‘sponge cities’ solve China’s urban flooding problem?

By Wade Shepard Rain water is one of the world’s most wasted natural resources. Precipitation that falls upon cities typically …

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In Kinshasa, building a fashion industry one stitch at a time

By Stephanie Bakker & Yvonne Brandwijk KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of the Congo — Born here 33 years ago, Gloria Mteyu …

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With what3words, everyone on the planet finally has an address

By Flavie Halais Even in those cities where streets have names and buildings have numbers on them, addressing systems have …

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