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30 Megacity Mayors Call Upon G20 for a Climate Safe World

Anne Hidalgo | Posted 09.06.2016 | World
Anne Hidalgo

As the G20 Summit meets in Hangzhou this week, we, mayors of the major cities within the G20, call on our national leaders to work with us to build a ...

Alternative means of transport

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 08.31.2016 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

By Adèle Charbonneau Climate change is forcing cities around the world to rethink transportation. Indeed, cities across the Global South are increas...

Safer cities for all

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 06.28.2016 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

By Adèle Charbonneau Target 11.7 of the SDG on cities aims to "provide universal access to safe, inclusive and accessible, green and public spaces, ...

Enhancing citizen participation in city management

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 06.10.2016 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

By Adèle Charbonneau The failure of many urban development initiatives has been attributed to a top-down approach. More recently, activists have cal...

How the Expo Line Got to Santa Monica

Joel Epstein | Posted 04.12.2016 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

With the Metro Expo Line to Santa Monica scheduled to open in May, this piece revisits an interview I conducted four years ago, shortly before the opening of the first phase of Expo to Culver City.

Attending Refugees in Global South Cities

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 11.11.2015 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

By Adèle Charbonneau According to current estimates, as many as almost seven-million refugees and asylum seekers are living in cities, potentially...

Can Biking and Walking Save Lives in Cities in the Global South?

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 08.13.2014 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

Sidewalks, bike lanes, pedestrian crossings, parks, and green areas are all pieces of a complex puzzle to help citizens navigate their city safely and sustainably.

Mapping Technologies for the Urban Poor

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 06.07.2014 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

Mapping people, places, and characteristics of urban spaces is essential for understanding cities and their residents in the Global South, and data visualization is crucial for development interventions.

A Favela Transformed

Roberta Brandes Gratz | Posted 10.21.2013 | Travel
Roberta Brandes Gratz

Favelas evolve organically and often exhibit a strong sense of community, extraordinary innovation and extensive economic activity. Only on the surface do they appear to be hopeless slums.

Curitiba: An Environmental Showcase

Roberta Brandes Gratz | Posted 10.06.2013 | Green
Roberta Brandes Gratz

The environmental mindset can be seen across the board, even in shopping malls. Fast food eateries serve on real plates with real silverware. Styrofoam is a rarity. Stores and museum shops sell products made from recycled goods. The thinking is pervasive.

PHOTOS: Oscar Niemeyer's Brazil

Civilian | Posted 01.25.2013 | Travel
Civilian

An architour of Oscar Niemeyer's Brazil is like a trip to Disneyland for aesthetes.

PHOTOS: Take Back The Streets! Pedestrian And Bike Only Zones

Huffington Post | Barbara Fenig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

We here at HuffPost Green adore pedestrian-only zones and bike friendly areas, which is why we decided to investigate locations around the world that ...

I'll Have a BRT With the Sepulveda Pass

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

Every time I go over that damn Pass there's something missing for me. And that something is a light rail line running up the center divide of the freeway.

Brazil's Earth Day Present: A Sustainable Energy Policy

Eric Ehrmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Eric Ehrmann

Brazil's sustainable energy dividend is the result of generations of trust and cooperation between a strong federal government, parastatal companies and global businesses who have developed the knack of working with them.