Cities

Collaborative cities

We spoke to Maxime Leroy, director of recently released documentary Collaborative Cities, about his explorations of the collaborative economy in the United States and Canada.

A sugar snap pea grows in Brooklyn

Accessing fresh, healthy food in urban neighborhoods is often a challenge. To help address the need for better food in Brooklyn communities, architect Heather McKinstry and educator Katie Hope teamed…

From vacant office to art hub

The commanding black steel of New York’s One Liberty Plaza, a tower located catty-corner to the World Trade Center site, makes the building look every bit the home of powerful…

Reflections on an urbanizing South Asia

Ming Zhang leads World Bank’s urban and water sector for South Asia. We asked him about the issues facing the countries he serves. * What countries do you serve, and what are the…

Toward a sustainable São Paulo

Adalberto Maluf is the São Paulo city director for the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40), a network of global cities focused on climate change mitigation, working in close partnership with…

Rethinking the strip mall

When asked what my job as an urban planner involves, I often find myself saying the same thing: I visit aging strip malls to see if they can be made…