Tourism, Historic Preservation and Urban Renewal: The Case Study of Old Havana

Isabela Lyrio July 23, 2015 Because of its location near the water, Old Havana has had a significant commercial function since Cuba was colonized by the Spanish, serving as a port and an area of cultural exchange in downtown Havana. Characterized by narrow roads, big plazas, and its colonial architectural heritage, Old Havana is one … More Tourism, Historic Preservation and Urban Renewal: The Case Study of Old Havana

China’s Pedestrianization: Reviving a Tradition of Walking for Healthier Cities

Wei Li The City Fix July 16, 2015 Pedestrian-oriented streets not only are safer, improve air quality, and encourage physical activity, but also facilitate commercial and social activity. Although China has rapidly urbanized in the past few decades, many cities across the country are still not easily walkable. According to the China Council for International Cooperation on … More China’s Pedestrianization: Reviving a Tradition of Walking for Healthier Cities