As COP27 goes full-steam ahead, countries are taking a long hard look at their emissions targets. The transport sector clocks in at 24% of total emissions and has seen the largest increase in emissions from 1970-2018. What can we do to help cities run off fumes?
The rise of remote work could still entice people to move out of big cities. But as a general trend, the price of housing in and around cities has continued to rise since 2020. What should policy makers do?
Cities will be central to getting the SDGs back on track. Their proximity to local businesses, residents, and civil society also means they are uniquely placed to mobilise collective action towards the SDGs. But 70% of OECD cities have still not achieved more than two SDGs.
What’s this urban phenomenon showing new ways to craft our cities? It’s guided by collaborative, inclusive, ecological and non-market imperatives and it’s called “alter-metropolisation”.
Il existe un phénomène urbain illustrant d’autres manières de produire et de construire la ville, guidées par des impératifs collaboratifs, inclusifs, écologiques et non-marchands : l’altermétropolisation.
A smart policy instrument called “land-value capture” can help governments pay for expensive infrastructure and other public services without drawing from their general budget. Let’s look at how they do it.
Women often bear the brunt of family care responsibilities. Often this requires trip-chaining involving stops for groceries, prescriptions, cash at the bank, childcare, school and a myriad of other daily chores.
As fires rage and droughts blight communities around the world, cities have been sweating. The effects of extreme heat are frequently more severe in cities. In the face of rising temperatures, how can cities beat the heat?