Urban Environment


How are cities leading climate action? How can they redefine their environment to increase efficiency and lower emissions?

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Which are the 10 most sustainable cities in the world?

Author | Eduardo Bravo In 2015, the UN member states established seventeen measures to end poverty, guarantee peace and protect the planet with a target date of 2030. These Sustainable Development Goals include making human settlements more inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable. According to the UN, 55% of the world’s population, 4.5 ...

Sonia Roitman, expert in gated communities and social exclusion: “Gated communities are bad for the city and for society”

Author | Eduardo Bravo After completing her studies and working in educational institutions including the University College London, School of African and Oriental Studies, Free University Berlin, National University of Cuyo, National Scientific and Technical Research Council of Argentina and the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development of the Government of ...

Can citizens design their own streets?

Author | Jaime Ramos The fully realized smart city ideal offers a tool that goes beyond the advanced use of technology to improve the life of its citizens: the capacity to enable citizens to have a say not just in matters related to public affairs, but the city's own urban organization. The ...
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Why are tech giants building cities?

Author | Eduardo Bravo Tech giants such as Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Toshiba or Cisco are building smart cities in various parts of the world. This decision may come as a surprise to some however, it is related to their core business from the very moment smart cities incorporate many of the technology advancements developed by these companies. What ...

New ways of travelling after the COVID-19 pandemic

Author | Patricia M. Liceras The sudden appearance of the coronavirus pandemic and its exponential progression has changed our social behavior considerably. Once the sought-after vaccine has been found, some of our habits will gradually go back to the way they were before, however, given the magnitude of the crisis, others ...