Posts tagged with 'community development'
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Temporary street designs in Sao Paulo and Fortaleza transform spaces for cars into spaces for people. Photo by Victor Moriyama/WRI Brasil/Flickr
Fortaleza and São Paulo Experiment with Street Transformations
Who has the right to the city? While giving priority to pedestrians may seem obvious, many cities have been built around reliance on the automobile and now struggle to reclaim streets for pedestrians or fail to see the value in ...
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Meeks uses cities, like Philadelphia, as case studies to illustrate her call for building preservation
Q&A with Stephanie Meeks: Why the Key to Successful, Future Cities Lies in the Past
By 2030, the United States will demolish 82 billion square feet of existing building space to create new and modern structures. While some new buildings may be equipped with energy saving technologies and materials, the construction process itself consumes a lot ...
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The Ganesh Chaturthi street festival in Mumbai is significant for the local community both economically and culturally. Photo by ninadism/flickr.
Friday Fun: How 2 Street Festivals Are Giving Back to the Local Community
After last week’s Fourth of July celebrations here in Washington DC, summer has truly arrived. Throughout the season, the capital of the US features a spectacular lineup of street festivals in its public squares. From the Fourth of July celebrations ...
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Green spaces in cities, such as New York's High Line, promote an active, sustainable lifestyle for city residents. Photo by David Berkowitz/Flickr.
Designing for a Sustainable Future: A Q&A with Jared Green
For Designed for the Future: 80 Practical Ideas for a Sustainable World, Jared Green asked 80 architects, landscape architects, urban planners, non-profit leaders, journalists, and artists—all people shaping the future of our built and natural environments—the same question: what gives ...
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The Cheonggye River in Seoul, South Korea is a great example of how cities can use public spaces to revitalize the local economy and improve quality of life for residents. Photo by Kimmo Räisänen/Flickr.
Three Ways Public Spaces Can Make Cities More Vibrant
Nossa Cidade (“Our City”), from TheCityFix Brasil, explores critical questions for building more sustainable cities. Every month features a new theme. Leaning on the expertise of researchers and specialists in WRI’s sustainable urban mobility team in Brazil, the series will feature in ...
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Redevelopment of Porto Alegre, Brazil's port has been contentious, as planning has lacked public participation and respect for local culture. Photo by marcusrg/Flickr.
What Cities Can Learn From Porto Alegre about Inclusive Planning
The sunset in front of Guaiba River, Usina do Gasômetro, and Mauá Port are iconic symbols of Rio Grande do Sul’s capital, Porto Alegre (“Porto” means port in Portuguese). Porto Alegre is a city full of life and history, and ...
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