Colleges, local governments, hospitals, and other institutions are embracing scenario planning as a tool to navigate the uncertainties of the COVID-19 crisis. We explore how the tool can be used in many contexts.
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The Destiny of Density
The spread of COVID-19 has put density in the spotlight, but a closer look reveals a far more complicated story. To fully recover, cities must address the significant factors truly powering this pandemic, including overcrowding, lack of affordability, and economic and racial disparities.
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In the 1950s and 1960s, the highway building boom physically divided Black communities, destroying homes, businesses, and economic prospects. Today, some of the biggest urban highway projects in the United States involve deconstruction. Cities and states are trading highways for at-grade streets that reunite neighborhoods and create space for public transit, walking, and cycling.
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The bustling city of Shenzhen, China, is an economic powerhouse that has long been on the front lines of experimentation. Now the former fishing region is banking on the power of water to build a more sustainable, resilient future.
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The Riches of Resilience
As sea levels rise and storms intensify, cities are discovering the benefits of implementing green infrastructure. The question now is how to pay for it.
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Design with Nature Now
With climate change posing imminent risks that range from rising seas to more extreme weather events, cities must work with ecology rather than against it to develop sustainably, according to our new book
In episode 4 of our new podcast Land Matters, Senior Fellow Anthony Flint interviews Enrique Silva and Theresa Williamson about how to improve conditions in slums and create alternatives while protecting what residents have worked hard to create.
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