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Nature-based Solutions

What kind of natural hazards does your community face? From coastal erosion to stormwater flooding, this collection of resources and case studies (by region, community type, scale, and cost) offers design solutions.

June 7, 2017 Visit Site
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Data and the City

This report explores the role of city data infrastructures in advancing progress around a range of societal issues – from basic needs (e.g. housing) to governance systems to environmental degradation. The paper is based on six case studies looking at civil society participation around data infrastructures in cities around the world.

February 27, 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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Making Connections: Planning Parks and Open Space Networks in Urban Neighbourhoods

Making Connections explores innovative public space strategies to create a system of public spaces that includes our parks, streets, laneways, and plazas. Using case studies from around North America, the report proposes eight principles to help guide the creation of this network.

August 8, 2016 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