FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK
When it comes to addressing the most urgent priorities of our urban communities — issues like job creation, brain gain, affordable housing, and racial equality — city governments often look to strategy as their first order of business. While this is a wise, albeit necessary, step for any urban development project, it is not responsible for keeping a vision alive. Rather than relying on strategy to solve a problem, cities require a tangible, detailed action plan that serves as a playbook for achieving their goals.
Read the whole piece here.
Published by Next City.
ONLINE PUBLICATION OF THE WEEK
‘Funding the Cooperative City: Community Finance and the Economy of Civic Spaces‘
Published by Cooperative City Books, Vienna
Edited by Daniela Patti & Levente Polyák. Through interviews and analyses, this book describes tendencies and contexts, and presents stories and models of community finance and civic economy. It offers a helpful set of resources not only for community organisations and initiators of civic spaces, but also for private developers, municipalities and EU institutions that are willing to support, facilitate or cooperate with them in order to create more resilient and inclusive local communities, facilities and services.
Read the publication here.
VIDEO / PODCAST OF THE WEEK
‘What Plagues Planning In Mumbai?‘
Created by BloombergQuint
Mumbai is crumbling under its own pressure. And we can’t blame it for the mayhem. A city which was home to just 10,000 people at the beginning of the 17th century, now has a population size of nearly 22 million. So, what happened during this period which saw it assume the title of being the commercial capital of India but also face major civic tragedies causing loss of lives? Alex Mathew and Aayush Ailawadi talk to urban planning experts about what plagues development in Mumbai and why our mill lands are a major part of the problem.