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The Environmental Challenges of MegaCities – Professor Carolyn Roberts

Faced with escalating population pressure and new construction technologies, western architects are designing cities in the skies, and under the sea. If built, these will sit alongside older metropolitan areas such as London, Tokyo and Shanghai, where more and more people are squeezing into built-up areas. The era of megacities is already with us, and …

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Fortune Magazine: Agriculture Is Thriving on New York City Rooftops

New York City is not necessarily a place you would expect urban agriculture to thrive. Given how valuable space is in New York City, the city’s rooftops are strangely empty.  

The Aspen Institute: Wheels of Change: What’s Driving the Future of Urban Mobility

Janette Sadik-Khan, Principal, Bloomberg Associates Donald Shoup, Chair of the Department of Urban Planning and Director of the Institute of Transportation Studies, UCLA John Zimmer, Co-Founder and President, Lyft Moderator: Steve Clemons, Washington Editor at Large, The Atlantic Presented by the Aspen Institute, The Atlantic, and Bloomberg Philanthropies, the second annual CityLab: Global Solutions to …

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SRC: An Urbanizing Planet

The Stockholm Resilience Centre is a new international centre that advances transdisciplinary research for governance of social-ecological systems with a special emphasis on resilience – the ability to deal with change and continue to develop. It is a joint initiative between Stockholm University, the Stockholm Environment Institute and the Beijer International Institute of Ecological Economics …

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Milken institute: Creating Smarter Cities

In this discussion hosted by the Milken Insitute, the future of cities are discussed. At this juncture, we have good notion of what a 21st century city should look like. In many ways, though, our cities don’t match that picture. Among those concerns is the effect of declining municipal finances on urban infrastructure that’s in …

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Alex Steffen: The shareable future of cities

How can cities help save the future? Alex Steffen shows some cool neighborhood-based green projects that expand our access to things we want and need — while reducing the time we spend in cars.