Today is World Cities Day
World Cities Day is expected to greatly promote the international community’s interest in global urbanization, push forward cooperation among countries in meeting opportunities and challenges in urbanization and contribute to sustainable urban development in cities and towns around the world. Learn more >>
Rethinking Emerging Cities in Latin America and the Caribbean
Audiovisual piece that documents four successful initiatives for sustainable urban planning. Cities analyzed are Mar del Plata, Argentina; La Paz, Mexico; Tegucigalpa, Honduras; and Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago. Watch video >>
Inclusive Cities: Challenges and opportunities for the 21st century
Four experts talk about the challenges and opportunities that cities face in the 21st century to become more inclusive and sustainable: Michael Sorkin, architect and urban expert; Abha Joshi-Ghani, Director for Knowledge Exchange and Learning at the World Bank; Christopher Sabatini, Senior Director of Policy at the Americas Society/ Council of the Americas; and Timothy Docking, Lead of the Emerging Markets Funding (EMF) Group at IBM Public Sector. Watch interviews >>
Plano de Ação João Pessoa Sustentável
Iniciativa prevê ações de curto e médio prazo para oferecer serviços públicos de qualidade, garantir a segurança, promover o emprego e utilizar de modo eficiente os recursos naturais. Ver plano de ação >>
Are 24-hour cities good for you?
Round-the-clock culture, or playground for drunken partygoers? Join the live Q&A this Friday at The Guardian to discuss the impact of the night-time economy on urban life. Learn more >>
An interview with Jeff Risom, Gehl Architects
Read and watch an interview with Jeff Risom, Gehl Architects on how Latin American and Caribbean cities can face their biggest challenges. View interview >>
Emerging and Sustainable Cities Initiative is now on Flickr.
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