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Future Of Places

Ax:son Johnson Foundation, UN Habitat and PPS The Future of Places forum is arranged and financed by Axel and Margaret Ax:son Johnson foundation and has as collaborative partners UN Habitat and Project for Public Spaces. The overall purpose is to indicate the importance of public spac
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HABITAT III ISSUE PAPERS 11 – PUBLIC SPACE

There is growing attention to public space. In 2011, at the 23rd T Session of the Governing Council of UN-Habitat, member states mandated UN-Habitat to consolidate agency-wide work on public space, to develop and promote public space policy, coordination, disseminate knowledge and dir
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Video: 5 Beneficios de las ciudades 24 horas

¿Por qué son importantes las ciudades 24 horas? y ¿Cuáles son las ventajas de promover una economía nocturna en las ciudades?  Son algunas de las preguntas que  Andreina Seijas experta del BID responde en este vídeo. “Cuando pensamos en la noche, lo primero que nos viene a la mente so
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Cómo Google Earth está ayudando a crear un inventario de la Agricultura Urbana en Roma

Por Flavio Lupa, integrante del Instituto Nacional de Economía Agraria de Roma. Texto originalmente publicado en This Big City. Traducción por Plataforma Urbana. La agricultura urbana ha sido reconocida por los numerosos efectos positivos que tiene en las ciudades, como lo son el acce
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Diseño urbano más de 30 manuales

Con el presente recopilatorio de manuales de diseño urbano queremos establece un punto de información concreto reconociendo que el diseño de espacios urbanos abarca una importante cantidad de información que debemos ir recopilando de forma pausada. Las actuaciones que se realicen sobr
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Building Happier, Healthier, and More Sustainable Cities

By Brett Widness Tomado de: URBANLAND While many books have recently focused on making cities denser, more walkable, or more functional, asking how to make urban populations happier is a slightly different question. Inspired heavily by Enrique and Guillermo Peῆalosa’s work in Bogotá,
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Seven Differences Between Waste Management in the Global North and Global South

On a global level, increasing population coupled with high rates of urbanization has resulted in a still largely unacknowledged solid waste management crisis. Latin America is one of the most urbanized regions of the world and waste management infrastructure and services have generall
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A tale of four world cities – London, Delhi, Tokyo and Bogotá compared

These four cities – home to a total of more than 80 million people – respond to economic, political and environmental shifts in radically different ways. LSE Cities crunches the data on growth, transport and density Cities are not static. Like living organisms they change
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Why Ecosystem Services Will be the Next Frontier in Livable Cities

While the term “ecosystem services” may sound like a corporate antithesis to the course of natural order, it is actually an umbrella term for the ways in which the human experience is favorably altered and enhanced by the environment. Ecosystem services are therefore an important fact
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