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Active Design Guidelines: Promoting physical activity and health in design

The New York City Departments of Design and Construction (DDC), Health and Mental Hygiene, Transportation (DOT), and City Planning co-presented this report as part of the vision of a more livable and hospitable NYC promoted in Mayor Bloomberg’s Design + Construction Excellence Initiative. Produced by the Center for Active Design.

November 28, 2014 Visit Site
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Active Cities Report

The Active Cities Report is a blueprint for leaders to transform any city into an active city. It includes practical guidance, sample metrics and inspirational examples – as well as a summary of the evidence that proves an active city is a competitive city.

August 19, 2015 Visit Site
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A visit to a urban commons in Ghent: the NEST experiment

The municipality of Ghent, Belgium is at the forefront of the international stage of urban commons. This article shares how NEST, a cooperatively planned, designed, and managed six-storey building, is temporarily opening up a civically minded space for collaboration.

July 18, 2017 Visit Site
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A review of Good Urbanism: Six Steps to Creating Prosperous Places

Read Traci Sooter’s (Director of the Design-Build Program and a Professor in the Hammons School of Architecture at Drury University) review of Good Urbanism: Six Steps to Creating Prosperous Places by Nan Ellin on The Nature of Cities.

August 16, 2016 Visit Site
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A People’s History of Recent Transportation Innovation

How do people factor into the myriad transportation innovations we have witnessed in the past decade? This report studies recent innovations in transportation practice in six major metropolitan areas in the U.S. and found that local advocacy and civic engagement were a necessary prerequisite for revitalizing urban transportation. The cities studied include New York City,…

November 6, 2015 Visit Site
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A New Set of Economic Principles – Five Principles for the New Economy by 2020

February 13, 2014 Visit Site
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A Journey in Search of Capitalism 2.0 Part I – Blueprints for a Sustainable Economy

The authors of A Journey in Search of Capitalism 2.0 outline the general design principles for what they believe to be the basis of a sustainable economy; they envision a sustainable approach to business and commerce that would enable people, business and communities to flourish and prosper, in a state of shared wealth, for generations…

March 14, 2014 Visit Site
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A Guidebook to the Green Economy: Issues 1-4

Series of four guidebooks on the green economy published by the UN’s Department for Social and Economic Affairs (DESA). The guidebooks cover the following topics: A Guidebook to the Green Economy Issue 1: Green Economy, Green Growth, and Low-Carbon Development – history, definitions and a guide to recent publications A Guidebook to the Green Economy…

February 13, 2014 Visit Site
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A Guidebook to the Green Economy: Issues 1-4

Series of four guidebooks on the green economy published by the UN’s Department for Social and Economic Affairs (DESA).  The guidebooks cover the following topics: A Guidebook to the Green Economy Issue 1: Green Economy, Green Growth, and Low-Carbon Development – history, definitions and a guide to recent publications A Guidebook to the Green Economy…

March 14, 2014 Visit Site