We round up some of the best writing on London’s proposed ‘garden bridge’ project in light of last night’s planning approval decision at Westminster.
Launching with World Food Day 2014, The Food Dialogues Report aims to ignite a conversation around creating a healthier, more conscious and just food system in the Mother City. In this chapter, the report looks at the impact of the layout of the city on those who are most food insecure.
Sheryl Ozinsky explains the benefits of urban agriculture and how it would improve the health of South Africans.
“How can Khayelitsha develop its city centre?”
Play Khayelitsha, a game developed to bring stakeholders together to re-imagine and re-think the central business district of Cape Town’s largest township, held test sessions during July 2014, to provide further clarity for the relevancy of the method in the Cape Town context.
The subject of focus for the Play the City workshop was the […]
Nigeria is betting on Eko Atlantic as a new and wealthy futuristic version of Lagos. A refuge-island for climate change, or simply, as some have said, an apparatus for ‘climate apartheid.’ Has the dream that drove the construction of the Great Wall to protect Lagos from sea level rise been hijacked to suit the elite?
In December 2014, Ecuador will introduce its very own digital currency. Backed 100% by government and regulated by the central bank, this digital currency – which is yet to be named – will be the first centralized national currency in the world to function digitally, and be accessed using a mobile device.
In last week’s #CityChat with This Big City, we discussed the reinvention of urban agriculture. We take a look at what you thought.
Many occupations in the informal economy are not only important in their contribution to the GDP but also in their potential to build meaningful livelihoods that can shape the well-being of locals and cities alike. In the last part of the series, Sharyn Sassen explores the significance of informal economy occupations in creating better future cities.
Urban sprawl and rapid urbanisation have pushed agricultural lands beyond its core population and supply has become a complex logistical endeavour. Perhaps as a response to these shifts in production, urban agriculture has been gaining popularity in cities around the world. Join #CityTalk as we discuss urban agriculture and its social, cultural and economic implications.
Maarten Hajer is the Director-General of PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency.
Hajer feels that we need to get rid of the modernist paradigm and reinvent urbanism for the 21st century. “We don’t need smart cities, we need smart urbanism. That is truly the challenge that can make and determine the economy of the 21st century.”