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Is It Time That America Adopted Special Economic Zones? | The Daily Caller

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How do you solve a problem like protectionism? With a U.S. president threatening a trade war, populism dominating political headlines ...

Richard Florida Has an Idea About Who Could Win the U.S. Presidency in 2020

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Urbanist researcher and writer Richard Florida’s new book, “The New Urban Crisis,” hits shelves Tuesday, about 15 years after the ...

Cities Will Continue to Fight Climate Change if Washington Will Not | NLC

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WASHINGTON — March 28, 2017 — Today, President Donald J. Trump signed the Energy Independence Executive Order, a measure that ...

Towards A Liberal Approach to Urban Form | Market Ubranism

Imagine the perfect city. If you have a clear picture in mind, you’re not alone. Tsars, emperors, and prophets have ...

City Leaders Met Yesterday in NYC to Strategize the Resistance

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Just as Attorney General Jeff Sessions said that the Department of Justice would cut funding from sanctuary cities who did ...

John Restakis on Civil Power and the Partner State

This July 10 – 21, 2017 the Synergia Institute will gather in Tuscany, Italy for an intensive program exploring practical pathways ...

Women’s and the New Urban Agenda at CSW

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New York, 29 March 2017 – At the recent 61st Commission on the Status of Women, UN-Habitat hosted a series ...

Explainer: What is the Paris Agreement on climate change and what does it mean for cities? | Citiscope

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The Paris climate change accord is one of several global agreements forged among nations in 2015-16 that will have implications ...

D.C. Mayor Asks Trump for More Control Over District Parkland | NextCity

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D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser is asking President Donald Trump for more control over several park spaces, arguing that the District ...

Yes, ‘govtech’ can change the way cities function | Citiscope

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In recent years, Paris has distinguished itself as a leader in experimenting with digital tools for citizen participation — what ...

Carrying the Message of UN Meeting on Women in the Economy to U.S. Cities | NextCity

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Karima Bouchenafa grew up in Philadelphia’s Germantown neighborhood, surrounded by history. At the intersection of Germantown Avenue and Wister Street, ...

Megacities, not nations, are the world’s dominant, enduring social structures — Quartz

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Cities are mankind’s most enduring and stable mode of social organization, outlasting all empires and nations over which they have ...

Trump budget proposal would result in ‘big impacts for cities’ around the world | Citiscope

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WASHINGTON — Reaction to U. S. President Donald Trump’s proposed budget, which calls for deep cuts in federal agencies responsible for ...

Since Habitat III, an uptick in interest around national urban policies

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In the next decade, could half of the world’s countries have a national policy that guides urban development? They could, ...

Healing Europe’s populist divisions depends on its cities | Citiscope

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Europe is at a crossroads, and its cities are bearing the brunt of multiple challenges. Cities are international conduits for ...

Market Urbanism Is Still Underrated

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New data keeps coming in that shows that increases in housing supply tend to be followed by declining rental rates, ...

Claw Back | Civic Hall

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The Attorney General Jeff Sessions is following through on a threat to withhold federal funds from state and local jurisdictions ...

Why does Donald Trump demonize cities? – The Washington Post

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President Trump is a big-city guy. He made his fortune in cities and keeps his family in a Manhattan tower ...

Immigrants Are Driving Urban Growth, Says Census – CityLab

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The big headline that came out of Thursday’s Census release: Chicago is shedding population. In 2016, an estimated 22,000 souls ...

How Cities Lead the Fight Against Climate Change

It has been almost a year since a summer internship with The Climate Reality Project’s Canadian branch turned into a ...

Berkeley: If You Work on Trump’s Wall, You Can’t Work for Us

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Any businesses that participate in building President Trump’s border wall won’t be working on contracts with the city of Berkeley ...

UN-Habitat facing ‘considerable decline’ in core funding, assessment warns

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Donor countries are applauding UN-Habitat’s pivot toward urban issues but have raised concerns regarding fundraising efforts, according to a report ...

The Way We Build Infrastructure Reflects Our Values

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“The communities that are impacted by the changes that are happening in our climate are the same ones that are ...

Participatory Budgeting is Gaining Momentum in the U.S. How Does it Work?

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It’s tax season in America. With the deadline looming to pay Uncle Sam less than a month away, many are wondering — ...

Portugal has announced the world’s first nationwide participatory budget | Apolitical

Portugal has announced the world’s first participatory budget on a national scale. The project will let people submit ideas for ...

As a global commodity, housing has ‘lost its currency as a universal human right’

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GENEVA — The world’s real estate is worth an estimated USD 217 trillion. That staggering sum, almost three times the ...

Sustaining peace in an urban world

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The conflict in Syria has turned formerly thriving urban centres such as Aleppo and Homs into landscapes of rubble and ...

Libertarian City Liberstad in Norway is Moving Forward Using Bitcoin as Primary Currency – Bitcoin News

A project in rural Norway, Liberstad, aims to create a private, tax-free city for libertarians who respect the non-aggression principle ...