July 1, 12 – 1pm (EDT) CSU Lecture Series GREEN CITIES 2021: TSHWANE, South Africa; Virtual event

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Play Recording of the Lecture  Abstract  The focus of the discussion will be the establishment of the City Sustainability Unit of the City of Tshwane in 2013, key milestones and successes, and opportunities and barriers to mainstreaming sustainability and climate action in the Tshwane context. Learning Objectives Participants will be able to . . . […]

Building a more Equitable and Sustainable Future

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How are emerging designers imagining NYC recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and building a more equitable and sustainable future? A celebration of the work of students of the Pratt Institute Pratt Institute’s recent graduate student Kats Tamanaha proposes an integrative green infrastructure and urban agriculture master plan for the six-superblock NYCHA campus in Brownsville, Brooklyn. […]

Are We There Yet?

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A message by Lance Jay Brown, FAIA, CSU President Fifth Edition of CSU NEWS This question, that at first innocent question that all parents know will eventually turn into an exasperating experience might well be applied to our current circumstances. The presumption is that the destination will be worthy of the journey to get there. […]

Universal Lessons from an African Urbanist

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by Daniel Biau A collective tribute Alioune Badiane was not yet 66 years old when he left us on 31 July 2020 in Dakar, swept away by the Covid-19 pandemic. A brilliant international civil servant, Alioune was for two decades one of the most influential Directors of UN-Habitat, the United Nations City Agency. He was […]

News from Mexico “Cities in fire”

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By Antonieta Castro-Cosío, PhD. It has now been over a year since we have been coping with the threats, risks and restrictions imposed by the virus. With the deployment of the vaccine across countries, we are beginning to see some hints of light coming back to cities and communities, which were the battlegrounds where the […]

The Sustainable Development Dilemma: Balancing the Short-Term and Long-Term Needs of a 21-Million Citizen Megacity

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By Mohamed Momtaz Hegazy “Egypt is building a 45 billion USD New Administrative Capital (NAC) to house 6 million citizens to the east of Cairo!” “16 billion USD shall be invested in Transport projects in FY21-22, half of which in public transport, mostly in Cairo!” The pace of change in the 21 million citizen metropolis […]

Rainbow Resilience: Best Practices for Planning and Design

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by Donald Watson, FAIA Emeritus Innovations in planning, design and construction offer a compelling vision of a world of resilient communities: Ecological planning was set forth by Ian McHarg’s Design with Nature in 1969. It represents a visible and understandable process needed to gain support of complex conservation and development choices.Built projects ranging in scale […]

Female Approaches to Build Climate Resilience – June 21, 2021 | 8am – 10am EDT

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The Consortium for Sustainable Urbanization (CSU) is proud to co-Sponsor this UIA/HPF/IWA Live Webinar. CSU Chair Celik and CSU Board Member Cesario will speak. “Female Approaches to Build Climate Resilience” An Online Webinar21.06.2021 from 14:00 to 16:00 Paris time (CET) /8:00-10:00 AM (EDT) REGISTER (THERE WILL BE A DELAY AS YOU ARE TRANSFERRED TO THE EXTERNAL […]