Comparative Urban Research from Theory to Practice – Co-Production for Sustainability

Warren Smit, Rike Sitas, Sylvia Croese

Comparative Urban Research from Theory to Practice – Co-Production for Sustainability edited by David Simon, Henrietta Palmer, and  Jan Riise reflects on the research and experience of the Mistra Urban Futures (MUF) programme, which concluded at the end of 2019.  Reporting on the innovative, transdisciplinary research on sustainable urbanisation being undertaken by Mistra Urban Futures, the […]

South Africa 2035: Learning From The Future

Anton Cartwright

What might South Africa be like in 2035? At a side event during COP17 in Durban in Dec 2011, hosted by the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL), two sustainable economy experts, Anton Cartwright and the late Peet Du Plooy, were asked to imagine visiting the audience from 2035, to tell about what […]

Why Cities Matter

In the Kapuchinski development lecture delivered at UCT on November 5, Aromar Revi of Indian Institute of Human Settlements made a compelling case for why the urban agenda needs to be at the heart of the millennium goals.

Kapuscinski Development Lecture: Aromar Revi

Putting the Urban at the Heart of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals The Millennium Development Goals are expiring and need to be replaced with a new set of globally applicable and locally implementable Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for 2030. Climate Change negotiations are stalled and need a more determined and pragmatic approach if run-away impacts […]

Shaping the City: Amanda Burden

The New York Times has described Amanda Burden, Chair of the New York City planning Commission, as “…leaving an indelible legacy of how all five boroughs will look and feel for decades to come”. In the last 10 years she has steered development in New York in a path that emphasises design, sustainability and zoning […]