Habitat III is all about cities. The UN should give them a seat at the table

UN conferences on urbanisation occur just once every 20 years. The third, Habitat III, will convene in Quito, Ecuador late next year. It is a unique opportunity for the world’s nations to debate the future of their cities, as urbanisation becomes the defining social phenomenon of our time. There’s just one problem. It remains possible … More Habitat III is all about cities. The UN should give them a seat at the table

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