Can Our Cities Survive Redux

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A message by Lance Jay Brown, FAIA, CSU President Third Edition of CSU NEWS In 1942 José Luis Sert, the Catalan architect who helped found C.I.A.M., the International Congresses for Modern Architecture, authored the book based on the proposals formulated by C.I.A.M. entitled “Can Our Cities Survive: an ABC of urban problems, their analysis, their […]

Accelerating the SDGs in Cities: 60+ Ideas for Action

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Around 100 people participated in the  ‘Accelerating the SDGs in Cities’  Urban Thinker Campus at Columbia University.  In designing the program, the organizers sought to inspire action. Quoting from the program, “ This Urban Thinkers Campus will address the urgency of meeting the UN Sustainable Development Goals, and how academia, the professions and civil society […]

Computer Aided Resilience Planning for Pandemics and Other Emergencies for Sustainable Urban Development

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By Professor Amjad Umar and Sarbuland Khan Introduction During her  Talal Abu Ghazaleh Lecture on “ Millennial Thinking”, organized  by the CSU as part of the World Habitat Day celebration, Professor Claire Weisz pointed to some key challenges that need  to be addressed in order to advance  the UN SDG’s  Goal 11 on sustainable urbanization. […]

The Post-COVID-19 Urban Challenges in Africa

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By Daniel Biau, Guest ContributorArticle published on May 22, 2020 by Milken Institute COVID-19 is very much an urban disease. What does this mean for the world’s fastest urbanizing region, Africa? Introduction The COVID-19 pandemic is exposing the interdependence and vulnerability of our world. As we know, the dissemination of the virus had two major causes: […]