Public places play a key role in building community and placemaking can empower local communities to create a sense of “belonging” through place. A new report from Department of Urban Studies and Planning at MIT examines the interactions between placemaking, community participation, and the expanding ways communities are collaborating to make great public places.
To understand the core processes and benchmarks that can transform cities into superior places to live and work, McKinsey developed and analyzed a comprehensive database of urban economic, social, and environmental performance indicators. The result is “How to make a city great”, a new report arguing that leaders who make important strides in improving their cities do three things really well:
The Atlantic, The Aspen Institute, and Bloomberg Philanthropies are hosting the event “CityLab: Urban Solutions to Global Challenges,” taking place October 6-8, 2013, in New York City. The event brings together 300 global city leaders’”more than 30 mayors, plus urban theorists, city planners, scholars, architects, and artists’”for a series of conversations about urban ideas that are shaping the world’s metro centers.
The Editors of Urban Studies journal decided to mark the journal’ s 50th birthday by putting together a virtual special issue that combines the five most cited Urban Studies articles, the five most downloaded, and the five most important published prior to 1990 (as collectively decided by the Editors).
The infographic “Which Cities are Embracing the Green Revolution” is a comparative break-down of current environmental measures being executed in six of the world’ s major urban centres: New York, Vancouver, Copenhagen, London, Amsterdam, and Stockholm. It presents metrics of cities’ performance in areas such as CO2 emissions,
McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) produced a two years study on the urbanization of China, examining the global economic and social implications of the unprecedented expansion of China’s cities and how national and local policy makers can shape China’s urban development to 2025