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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Most of us might remember what happened in the Addis Ababa conference, or formally the Third Conference of the Financing for Development. As a number of NGOs and stakeholders expressed, the outcome actually lacks addressing how to finance the Sustain...
Cities are getting bigger, younger and more complicated than ever before. Some of the greatest development challenges of the 21st century are being created in cities. To solve these problems, we need to empower youth to work together with local autho...
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...
Over two centuries of carbon-intensive and market-oriented urban developments have led to widespread environmental degradation, loss of biodiversity, socio-economic polarization and unhuman relationships amidst affluence, technological advancement an...

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