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The Just City Essays: 26 Visions for Urban Equity, Inclusion and Opportunity

This project began with 26 authors invited to answer two straightforward questions: what would a just city look like, and what could be strategies to get there? The research team raised these questions to architects, mayors, artists, doctors, designers, scholars, philanthropists, ecologists, urban planners, and community activists. Their responses came from 22 cities across five continents.

October 20, 2015 Visit Site
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The impact of green space on heat and air pollution in urban communities

This David Suzuki Foundation report analyzed 102 peer-reviewed studies published over the past five years that explored the role of urban green space in providing cooling effects and reducing air pollution. It found that urban green spaces provide significant health benefits by filtering harmful pollutants from the air and providing cooling effects during extreme heat.

October 6, 2015 Visit Site
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The Illustrated Guide to Participatory City

This Illustrated Guide communicates, in accessible language, the process of supporting citizens to participate in practical everyday activities in order to transform their lives and the neighbourhoods in which they live, It serves as an introduction into how Participatory City is intended to work, as well as describing its potential to address many complex and interconnected social problems in cities.

September 19, 2016 Visit Site
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The Green Economy Pocketbook: The case for action

Produced in the lead-up to the UN Conference on Sustainable Development, June 2012, this report introduces the concept of a green economy as a different way of doing things, and compels us to recognize that our economies need to be guided by different goals, be sustained by different activities, and deliver different results.  It describes…

February 13, 2014 Visit Site
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The Green Economy Pocketbook: The case for action

Produced in the lead-up to the UN Conference on Sustainable Development, June 2012, this report introduces the concept of a green economy as a different way of doing things, and compels us to recognize that our economies need to be guided by different goals, be sustained by different activities, and deliver different results.  It describes…

March 14, 2014 Visit Site
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The City at Eye Level

The City at Eye Level is a book (co-authored by 90+ contributors), an open source learning network, and a program for improving cities, streets and places all over the world, using public space quality as the backbone. Download the book for free, or choose to purchase a hard copy. If your language is missing, you’re invited to…

September 19, 2016 Visit Site
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The City as Platform: How Digital Networks are Changing Urban Life and Governance

This report shares findings from the Aspen Institute Communications + Society Program’s roundtable on the impact of networks and networking on cities from technological, economic, social, cultural and policy viewpoints. A major finding was that cities ought to think of themselves as platforms in an atmosphere of constant change, data production + sharing, and deep civic…

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The Circular Economy Principle

February 13, 2014 Visit Site
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The Circular Economy 100: Case Studies

The Circular Economy 100 is a global platform bringing together leading companies, emerging innovators and regions to accelerate the transition to a circular economy. The circular economy refers to an industrial economy that is restorative by intention; aims to rely on renewable energy; minimise, tracks and eliminates the use of toxic chemicals; and eradicates waste…

July 23, 2015 Visit Site