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Paris’ Vision for a ‘15-Minute City’ Sparks a Global Movement

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A street closed off for pedestrians to explore a market in Paris
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How London Uses Road Fees to Tackle Air Pollution and Inequality

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A woman bikes on a London cycle lane. Red public buses are seen in the background.
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In Nairobi, Residents Redesign Public Spaces to Build Flood Resilience

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Nairobi residents redesign public spaces to build flood resilience
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As Cities Grow Across Africa, They Must Plan for Water Security

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Water insecurity in African cities
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Developing Cities Need Cash. Land Value Capture Can Help

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People walk on and around an outdoor escalator at a train station in Shenzhen.
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5 Big Ideas to Address the Climate Crisis and Inequality in Cities

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People gather in the middle of a Monterrey street during sunset
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PODCAST: A Mother for Road Safety with Zoleka Mandela

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Zoleka Mandela speaking out at Global Road Safety Week. Photo by makeroadssafe/Flickr
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Eskisehir, Turkey Leads on Energy-Efficient Buildings

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Eskişehir, Turkey
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People Move to Cities for Better Jobs and Opportunities. Impossible Commutes Are Getting in the Way

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Aerial view of streets in Monrovia, the capital of Liberia.
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5 Things We Learned About Urban Transformation

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Metrocable cars
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Q&A: One Woman Aims to Save Kids’ Lives by Redesigning the Roads They Walk

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Ayikai Charlotte Poswayo
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Urban Transformations: In Durban, Informal Workers Design Marketplaces Instead of Getting Displaced by Them

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Warwick Junction
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Urban Transformations: In Tanzania’s Capital, Safer Children Mean Better Neighborhoods

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Children in Dar es Salaam
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Urban Transformations: The Reinvention of Eskisehir, Turkey from Dump to Destination

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Electric tram and pedestrians on a street in Eskişehir, Turkey
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Johannesburg Fights Inequality with Transit-Oriented Development

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Contrasting high and low income housing juxtaposed in Bloubosrand, Johannesburg, June 2016. Photo: Christina Culwick
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Navigating Kibera Through Community Design

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A child in Kibera, Nairobi, Kenya.
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Confronting the Urban Housing Gap

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Informal housing in Dhaka, Bangladesh
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3 Cities Taking Urban Forestry to the Next Level

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Cherry blossoms in Washington, DC park
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Jump-starting the SDGs: 4 Lessons from Early Adopters

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Why Africa Needs to Look to Its Cities to End Hunger

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A street market in St. Lucia, South Africa. With the continent rapidly urbanizing, it’s critical that city leaders address urban food loss and waste in order to ensure sustainable development and end food insecurity. Photo by Steve Slater/Flickr.
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