Posts in the 'Urban Development' category
As a result of pedestrianization, Madero Street in the Historic Center of Mexico City, increased its land value significantly. Photo by Reskiebak / Flickr
As Mexico City Writes Its Constitution, Why Should the City Embrace Land Value Capture?
In 2017, Mexico City will have its own constitution for the first time—the next step in a process that will make the city more autonomous and function like a federal state of Mexico. Beyond highlighting residents’ cherished rights and freedoms, ...
Woman Biking in Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil. Photo by: Benoit Colin / EMBARQ / Flickr
7 Women Voice the Need for a Gendered Perspective in Urban Planning
While women represent more than half of the Brazilian population, they occupy only 10.7 percent of the seats in Congress and only 5 percent of CEO positions in the country’s companies. The general absence of women’s voices in the processes that define a ...
Jan Gehl. Photo by Bruno Felin / WRI Brasil Sustainable Cities
Video: “What Are You Waiting For, Brazil?” Jan Gehl Calls Cities to Action
At 80 years old, Danish architect and urbanist Jan Gehl shares his ideas on how to build a better future for global cities. Gehl has spent more than 50 years in academia and the professional world becoming a different, and ...
A Mother and Her Child Wait to Board Ahmedabad's Bus Rapid Transit System, Janmarg. Photo by Meena Kadri / Flickr
India Can Save Up to $1.8 Trillion Per Year with Smart Urban Growth
India is at a crossroads, and how its cities develop in the coming several years will shape its future for generations. While only about one-third of Indians currently live in cities, that number will nearly double from 420 million to ...
Woman waiting for her train at Mumbai Suburban Railway Western Line Church Gate Terminal, Mumbai, India. Photo by  Benoit Colin / EMBARQ / Flickr
Urban Sanity: Understanding Urban Mental Health Impacts and How to Create Saner, Happier Cities
Does urban living threaten our sanity and happiness? Popular culture is rife with stories which suggest that living in a city increases loneliness and unhappiness, and some scientific studies indicate that urbanization increases mental illness and depression. Are these claims credible? How can communities ...
Friday Fun: Beyond the Map—Google Explores Rio’s Slums
Friday Fun: Beyond the Map—Google Explores Rio’s Slums
What do you think of when you hear the word “slum”? For many, the word brings to mind poverty, violence and squalor; slums, or informal settlements, are overwhelmingly associated with the negative. This is particularly true in Rio de Janeiro, ...
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