PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) has a comprehensive new ranking of 30 cities in the world that offer the widest opportunities for businesses and the people who live there. PwC's sixth edition of its "Cities of Opportunity" report examined intellectual capital and innovation; technology readiness; how accessible a city is to the rest of the world; transportation and infrastructure; health, safety, and security; sustainability and the natural environment; demographics and livability; economic clout; ease of doing business; and cost. We took a closer look at the top 11 cities on the list, what got them there, and where they have room to improve.
Every designer knows the problem: where to look for inspiration and new forms of visualization? As available data and visualization tools evolve, this question is becoming increasingly relevant for data journalists as well. Shall we choose a bar chart or a map? What are the best practices out there? Who has done what already? These five data visualization catalogs feature and categorize the best projects out there...
In June 2016, the United Nations will convene Habitat III, which will set the agenda for international cooperation on urban issues for the next 20 years. In the first of two articles addressing this agenda, we argue that the agenda currently on the table comprises several serious omissions, including any acknowledgement that conflict routinely arises in urban areas and must be addressed in an equally routine manner.
Aaron Shapiro, “The Tactics That Be: Contesting Tactical Urbanism in New Orleans” (via adhocratic) ("The problems that tactical urbanism must address do not stem from any spatial or design flaw, but that..." http://t.co/zS5k9ytCQA)...
A disaster-resilient future for Africa will have to take account of the fact that it is the region of the world that will suffer the most from climate change and which struggles the most when it comes to capacity to manage present and future disaster risk, the 5th Africa Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction heard yesterday.
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