NEW! Plotting the Planet’s Future at World Urban Forum 10
Land Matters Podcast, Episode 10
Financing urban infrastructure and promoting decent, affordable housing were both big topics at the United Nations global cities summit, the World Urban Forum, recently held in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Architect and urban planner Claudio Acioly helps explain the worldwide effort to improve conditions in fast-growing cities in the developing world, where one of four people live in slums.
In Praise of Global Agreements
Land Matters Podcast, Episode 9
The new year is a time to set goals for the future. But what happens when an entire planet tries to make a common pledge? Economist and Lincoln Institute President George W. “Mac” McCarthy takes stock of an impressive roster of global agreements, from the ozone-repairing Montreal Protocol to the Paris climate accord and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, in the spotlight at the World Urban Forum 10 in Abu Dhabi.
Hartford is Ready for a Reboot
Land Matters Podcast, Episode 8
A classic post-industrial city on the brink of bankruptcy, Hartford, Connecticut has overhauled its zoning and turned abandoned factories into craft breweries and makers spaces. Can the city be just as creative in replacing a crumbling 1960s-era highway through downtown? Planning commissioner Sara Bronin talks about the cutting-edge urban planning practices she hopes will put the city back on the map.
Designing the Future City
Land Matters Podcast, Episode 7
Cities around the world are hard at work on traffic congestion. Boston has established multi-modal street layouts and special drop-off zones for Uber and Lyft, for example. But the task is about to get more complex, with the advent of driverless vehicles, delivery robots, and AI-enabled trackless trams. In this episode, the Lincoln Institute’s Heather Hannon explains how scenario planning can help design the future city.
The (Late) Great Climate Change Mobilization
Land Matters Podcast, Episode 6
Climate change can seem like an insurmountable challenge. But many tools and policies to decarbonize the economy and build resilience are readily available, says Billy Fleming, director of The McHarg Center and one of the editors of the new Lincoln Institute book Design with Nature Now. The green and blue infrastructure systems detailed in the book are proven solutions that need only be implemented on a larger scale – in a national mobilization similar to preparing for war or sending a man to the moon.
Moves by Minneapolis
Land Matters Podcast, Episode 5
Minneapolis may seem like an unlikely place for the start of a revolution. But as City Councilor Lisa Bender explains, the Midwestern city has passed some of the most progressive housing policies and zoning reforms in the country. The measures, including banning single-family-only zoning, are based on one important idea: that when local government changes the rules of the game to allow more building, the public should get something back in the form of more affordability.
Urban Land Policy Explainer Series (Spanish)
In this series, experts from Latin America discuss fundamental concepts and case-based analysis of urban land policy topics such as value capture, transit, informal land markets and urban development.
National Workshop on Large Landscape Conservation
This series highlights the challenges and opportunities of implementing landscape conservation, as they were discussed during the 2014 National Workshop on Large Landscape Conservation.
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