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Planning, Politics, and the Pandemic

July 8, 2020

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People in medical face masks

Robert A. Beauregard blogs on the the political nature of planning and the Pandemic.

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Countdown to Zero: no water and no hope – but are there options?

February 20, 2018

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David Lewis Feldman looks at the impending Day Zero in Cape Town, and explores what this may teach other cities about potential water crises.

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Institutions and Uneven Regional Economic Development

March 24, 2017

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city-on-globe-illus-iStock-626522986Robert Huggins and Piers Thompson outline the mechanisms underlying regional economic growth and competitiveness, in particular the role of institutions within these processes. […]

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New Light on China’s Misunderstood Urbanization

November 18, 2016

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int_business_beijing Li Zhang, Richard LeGates, and Min Zhao explore the complex and fascinating story of China’s urbanization.

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Politicians, be Brave! How to Transition Towards Urban Resilience – by Jeroen van der Heijden

November 6, 2014

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photo: Craig Nagy, flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Cities and other urban environments play a key role in a global response to climate change. Unfortunately, it appears extremely complicated to govern the transition towards urban sustainability and resilience. Dr Jeroen van der Heijden discusses both governance barriers and their solutions, arguing that while there are sufficient traditional and innovative governance tools available to guide a transformation towards urban sustainability and resilience, policy-makers have to be brave and start mandating these.

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