FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK
‘Mapping the New Urban Crisis’
Authored by Richard Florida
With the increasing impact of urbanization, cities are also becoming centres of negative impressions. The New Urban Crisis Index measures wage inequality and income inequality; overall economic segregation along income, educational, and occupational lines; and the unaffordability of housing across nearly 350 metros in the US. Read on to find out more.
Read the whole piece here.
ONLINE PUBLICATION OF THE WEEK
‘2016 in Cities’
Published by Next City
2016 was a tumultuous year in American history. This collection of essays features perspectives on the many highlights of the year that passed – from the elections that elicited global interest to their native-grown affordable housing crisis. With a strong piece about the outcome of the Habitat III conference held at Quito, the publication paints a hope for the future and the year ahead.
Read the publication here.
VIDEO/PODCAST OF THE WEEK
‘Why the world needs charter cities’
Created by TED Talks
How would it work if you could have the choice of how a city shapes out to be? What if there were a new set of rules, that preserves the choices for people and proceed to developing on the right scale? The idea of charter cities encourages precisely these principles. In this talk, deriving largely from the illustration of Shenzhen, watch the world famous World Bank chief Paul Romer talk about his theory for cities becoming engines of economic growth.
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