Getting To Zero

A message by Lance Jay Brown, FAIA, CSU President Seventh Edition of CSU NEWS On March 3, 2022, I participated ...
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Could the Coming ‘Metaverse’ Help Accelerate Sustainable Urban Development?

By Sarbuland Khan The first thing to note about ‘Metaverse’ is that it has yet to be created or even ...
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New Sustainable Favela Network Map Makes Palpable The Sheer Diversity of Community Solutions from Rio de Janeiro’s Favelas

By Beatriz Carvalho and Theresa Williamson Rio de Janeiro’s Sustainable Favela Network (SFN) recently launched an update to its Sustainable ...
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Perspectives on Research for Sustainable  Urbanization

By Dr. Don Okpala, Guest contributo Introduction “Humanity has the ability to make development sustainable –to ensure that it meets ...
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Rethinking Cities to Achieve Sustainability for all

By Dr. Yasemin Afacan In 2015, United Nations (UN) had adopted the 2030 agenda for a fifteen-year plan. This agenda ...
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CODE RED !

A message by Lance Jay Brown, FAIA, CSU President Sixth Edition of CSU NEWS In 2002, a yearafter the tragic ...
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Why Women Are Important To Save The Planet

by Aliye P.Celik, PhD, Chair, Consortium for Sustainable Urbanization As we all know, to reduce climate change, achieving sustainable urbanization, ...
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For Now: Getting Good Intentions Off The Ground Through Meanwhile Intervention

By Dean Black, Guest Contributor, Belfast, Ireland As the world continues to open up and set our 'new normal’ in ...
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Cluj Where? In The Middle Of Transylvania!

By Oana Buzatu, Guest Contributor, Cluj-Napoca Panoramic of Cluj-Napoca. Credit: Municipality of Cluj-Napoca Yes, it is a real place. And ...
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The Safari Green Building Index

By George Arabbu, Guest Contributor, Nairobi, Kenya In its 2021 Annual Convention the Architectural Association of Kenya, AAK, launched the ...
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Are We There Yet?

A message by Lance Jay Brown, FAIA, CSU President Fifth Edition of CSU NEWS This question, that at first innocent ...
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Bitcoin and beyond: How can Blockchain Technology help build Smart and Sustainable Cities?

by Sarbuland Khan Fifth Edition of CSU NEWS Here is a key Covid-era takeaway: “ Everything that can be represented ...
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Universal Lessons from an African Urbanist

by Daniel Biau A collective tribute Alioune Badiane was not yet 66 years old when he left us on 31 ...
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News from Mexico “Cities in fire”

By Antonieta Castro-Cosío, PhD. It has now been over a year since we have been coping with the threats, risks ...
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The Sustainable Development Dilemma: Balancing the Short-Term and Long-Term Needs of a 21-Million Citizen Megacity

By Mohamed Momtaz Hegazy “Egypt is building a 45 billion USD New Administrative Capital (NAC) to house 6 million citizens ...
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Rainbow Resilience: Best Practices for Planning and Design

by Donald Watson, FAIA Emeritus Innovations in planning, design and construction offer a compelling vision of a world of resilient ...
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Doomscrolling, Doomsurfing, Post-Pandemic Urbanism and Silver Linings

A message by Lance Jay Brown, FAIA, CSU President Fourth Edition of CSU NEWS “Doomscrolling and doomsurfing are new terms ...
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Streetscapes in Pandemic Mode: A Shock of Opportunity

by Bill Millard The COVID-19 pandemic caught cities by surprise, and the eerie silence that fell over the streets of ...
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Social Distancing Lawn Brings People Together

by Lukasz Kotynski and Ada Kotynska Exercising on a social distancing lawn in Elblag, Poland (1). Photo by Lukasz Kotynski ...
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Outside is Outlawed: Lebanon’s All-Or-Nothing Approach to Public Space Access

by Sara Hamzeh While cities around the world are working to provide their citizens with more public space to safely ...
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Africa and Agenda 2030: The Challenge of Creating Growth and Opportunities during a Period of Rapid Change and Urban Transformation

by Rolf Wichmann, CSU Guest Contributor This article is an extract of the full report entitled “THE QUEST FOR SUSTAINABLE ...
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(Re)Actions to the Pandemic from Rio de Janeiro’s Sustainable Favela Network

by Theresa Williamson, CSU Advisory Board Member and Natalia Meléndez, Guest Contributor Rio de Janeiro's Sustainable Favela Network (SFN), managed ...
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Can Our Cities Survive Redux

A message by Lance Jay Brown, FAIA, CSU President Third Edition of CSU NEWS In 1942 José Luis Sert, the ...
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Accelerating the SDGs in Cities: 60+ Ideas for Action

Around 100 people participated in the ‘Accelerating the SDGs in Cities’ Urban Thinker Campus at Columbia University. In designing the ...
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Computer Aided Resilience Planning for Pandemics and Other Emergencies for Sustainable Urban Development

By Professor Amjad Umar and Sarbuland Khan Introduction During her Talal Abu Ghazaleh Lecture on “ Millennial Thinking”, organized by ...
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The Post-COVID-19 Urban Challenges in Africa

By Daniel Biau, Guest ContributorArticle published on May 22, 2020 by Milken Institute COVID-19 is very much an urban disease ...
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“The New Normal?”

A message from Lance Jay Brown, FAIA, CSU President Second Edition of CSU NEWS It is beyond obvious that the ...
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COVID-19, Technology and the Rebirth of Cities

Special Feature by H.E. Dr Talal Abu-Ghazaleh, Emeritus Chair of CSU Advisory Board Second Edition of CSU NEWS COVID-19 has ...
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“News from Mexico, Informally facing COVID”

by Antonieta Castro-Cosío, PhD. At this point of 2020, no matter what city you live in, you have probably had ...
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“The Transformation of the Cycling Culture in Warsaw”

By Roxana Zyman, PhD, CSU Correspondent An Introduction to Cycling in Warsaw If you stand by a bike lane as ...
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Taking Action and Pivoting to Respond to the Growing Epicenter of COVID-19 in Rio de Janeiro’s Favelas

By Theresa Williamson, CSU Advisory Board Member and Chauncie Bigler, Guest Contributor Since COVID-19 reached Rio de Janeiro in March ...
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The COVID-19 Pandemic and the Future of Sustainable Cities in the USA

An opinion piece by Alan Mallach, FAICP, Guest contributor for the Second Edition of CSU NEWS First things first. Nobody ...
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Message from H.E. Dr. Talal Abu Ghazaleh, Chairman and Founder of TAG Global and Honorary Chairman of the CSU Advisory Board

It gives me great pleasure to welcome this first issue of the CSU News, an initiative that came out of ...
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Letter of Lance Jay Brown, FAIA, President of CSU

Welcome! Welcome to the inaugural edition of the Consortium for Sustainable Urbanization Newsletter “CSU NEWS”. While the CSU has had ...
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A Workshop on Urban Resilience: Proposals for Ankara

By Feyzan Erkip The concept of resilience became one of the recent academic interests of researchers working on urban issues ...
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News from Mexico, Metropolitan Planning in Guadalajara

By Antonieta Castro-Cosío With a population of about 4.5 million, Guadalajara, is Mexico’s second largest city after Mexico City, the ...
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Hope and Hazard in the Development of Pakistan’s Tourism Sector

By Leylac Naqvi Somewhere between what seems to be near-universal excitement over the potential for growing Pakistan’s tourism sector and ...
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Rio de Janeiro’s Sustainable Favela Network and Its Take on the SDGs

By Theresa Williamson Rio de Janeiro's favela communities, over 1000 of them, provide shelter to some 24% of the city's ...
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New and Emerging Technologies for Smarter and Sustainable Cities

By Sarbuland Khan Secretary General Guterres was so right in expressing his frank “disappointment” with the failure of world leaders ...
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