How can cities help save the future? Alex Steffen, one of the world’s leading voices on sustainability, social innovation and planetary futurism, delivering a TED talk showing some cool neighborhood-based green projects that expand our access to things we want and need — while reducing the time we spend in cars.
Liveability assesses which locations around the world provide the best or the worst living conditions. Assessing liveability has a broad range of uses. Liveability is increasingly used by city councils, organisations or corporate entities looking to test their locations against others to see general areas where liveability can differ.
Manu Fernandez has published a selection of 75 videos that vary in focus and perspective, but together compose a good database of videos that are circulating out there and deal with many of the issues urban policies face nowadays.
The Philips Livable Cities think tank believes that livable cities are successful cities. They have identified three important and interlinked ingredients of a livable city: resilience, inclusiveness and authenticity, and published an infographic illustrating the concept. The think tanks operating within The Philips Center for Health & Well-being.
Liveanomics: Urban liveability and economic growth is the second of two Economist Intelligence Unit reports, commissioned by Philips, which examine the issue of liveability in cities. The first report in the series addressed what city residents want from their cities, and how city leaders can deliver on citizens’ requirements. This second report examines the role of business within cities.
Over the next few years, cities will need to grapple with the challenges and opportunities of managing very tight budgets and the increased responsibilites associated with localism. At the same time cities will need to respond to on-going processes of economic change, and find ways to effectively support growth and job creation in the private sector.
Ahmed Abukhater, Global Industry Manager for Community Development at Esri explains in Next American City magazine how to shift from “planning for people’ to “planning with people’ using new technologies and platforms.