Urban Thinkers

                                                              

Urban Thinkers

Urban Thinkers below are proposing analysis and breakthrough ideas, view points, analysis, strategic thinking and innovative ideas to advance the cause of sustainable urbanization. Opinions and ideas are evidence-based, focusing on topics addressed by the World Urban Campaign, expanding on underlying themes and suggesting outcomes. Read, think, share!
 
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In an increasingly globalized and interconnected world, the numerous consequences of climate change, environmental degradation, uncritical consumerism and many other threats to life on our planet transcend geographical or political boundaries. In tur...
Local authorities acting globally for sustainable development, Regional Studies. Member states adopted 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2015 and aimed to adopt a New Urban Agenda during Habitat III in 2016. Related intergovernmental p...
The frequency and intensity of disasters and other emergencies are increasing. [1] In 2015, there were 346 disasters reported. These disasters have extensive impact on the urban resilience and sustainable development, with potential short a...
When John Snow pulled the handle off a London water pump in 1894, he did more than halt a deadly cholera epidemic: he helped initiate the field of urban public health. Since then, citymakers and health professionals all over the world have asked them...

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