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A family sits by the water in Istanbul, Turkey. Photo by Benoit Colin/WRI.
TheCityFix’s Year in Review: 5 Stories Readers Loved This Year
A lot happened this year. Despite the diverse range of stories we covered, a few trends emerge that catch our eye. This year on TheCityFix, cities safer by design, bicycles, and compact urban development were some of our top themes ...
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A street scene in Mumbai, India. Cars--and how we use them--took center stage in this year's series on TheCityFix. Photo by Nico Crisafulli/Flickr.
TheCityFix’s Year in Review: 3 Series Take a Deep Dive into the World’s Pressing Urban Issues
Cities are complex systems, and many of the problems facing our urban communities are deeply complex. From the local decision making environment to shared mobility and managing transport demand, three series featured on TheCItyFix this year took a deep dive ...
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With 2015 almost over, we reflect on the conversations we had this year and what we learned from one another. Photo by Adam Cohn/Flickr.
TheCityFix’s Year in Review: 5 Conversations with the World’s Top Urban Experts and Leaders
As 2014 comes to a close, it’s important that we look back and take stock of all that we learned—and the people we learned from. Over the past year, TheCityFix had the opportunity to sit down with some of the ...
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University of Pennsylvania Professor Eugenie Birch provides a historical perspective on slums, urbanization and density. Photo by Adam Cohn/Flickr
Eugenie Birch Explains Why Today’s Slums Are Different, and How to Do Density Right
Dr. Eugenie Birch, eminent urban planner and author, is the Co-Director of the Penn Institute for Urban Research and Lawrence C. Nussdorf Professor of Urban Research at the University of Pennsylvania. A long member of city planning organizations and academia, ...
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The Global Calculator helps users visualize the various impacts of climate action. Some countries, like Taiwan, have developed their own calculators to help guide decision making. Photo by Hsiuan Boyen
The Global Calculator: Choosing Your 2 Degree Pathway at COP21
TheCityFix is covering cities at COP21. Urban areas account for a large share of greenhouse gas emissions but are also tremendous agents of innovation to address climate change. Read our full coverage of the Paris Climate Conference as it relates ...
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Diana Mitlin of the iied discusses the importance of communicating with informal settlements, and identifies steps that civil society can take to assist those living in slums. Photo by ninara/Flickr
From Grassroots Organizing to Affordable Housing: A Conversation with Diana Mitlin
Diana Mitlin is a Principal Researcher with the International Institute for Environment and Development’s (iied) Human Settlements program, conducting research on urban poverty and community development. Mitlin is also an academic, teaching on Global Urbanism at the University of Manchester. ...
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