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Jugnoo 1

India’s Jugnoo is like Uber for auto rickshaws

By Flavie Halais Like billions of people around the world, urban dwellers in India cannot rely on well-planned, efficient transit …

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Denmark Windmills

Three lessons for cities in Denmark’s clean-energy revolution

By Justin Gerdes To find the world’s most aggressive clean energy targets, look no further than Denmark. Editors note: This …

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Manila 1

Cleaning up Manila’s Pasig River, one tributary at a time

By Anna Valmero MANILA, Philippines — When the American architect and urban planner Daniel Burnham came to Manila more than …

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Crowdfunding London 1

How London uses crowdfunding to build projects — and community

By Athlyn Cathcart-Keays LONDON, United Kingdom — Architect Chris Romer-Lee had a wild idea: Why not turn part of the …

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Kampala 1

Kampala aims to lead African cities in fight against climate change

KAMPALA, Uganda — Watson Owamumpiine excitedly scoops up a handful of smelly cow dung in his hands. “This is the …

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Turin 1

How Turin is converting a dead industrial area into an innovation hub

By Simone D’Antonio TURIN, Italy — Turin is sometimes called the “Detroit of Italy.” The nickname evokes both a years-ago …

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Refugees 1

More than half the world’s refugees live in urban areas. Here’s what that means for cities.

By Flavie Halais NAIROBI, Kenya — “Karibu,” Astar says, using one of Kenya’s official languages, Swahili, to welcome shoppers into …

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Green Bonds

What are ‘green bonds’ and why are cities so excited about them?

By Christopher Swope Across the globe, implementing the Paris climate agreement is expected to cost more than US$12 trillion over …

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