The annual conference of Boston Area Research Initiative is starting today, April 30th, under the theme “Building Back Smarter”. The event is fully online and is marking the institute’s 10th anniversary.
This paper introduces an alternative narrative for urban resilience. It attempts to emphasize the value of community and its prospect to create bottom-up, non-capital oriented and non-bureaucratic urban change. In this paper, emphasis is placed on societal issues, by acknowledging the user-generated transformative power in counteracting the mundane systemic pressures, and overcoming global crises (health, economic, climate, etc.) at a local scale.
The 16th Archi-DOCT Journal has been published under the theme “Urbanities”. According to the editors, this issues includes a constellation of projects that symbiotically operate to define the future urban environment and respond to multiple crises associated with intertwined issues such as climate change, flooding, land consumption, inequality, gender issues, production processes, and geopolitics.
WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities announced five projects as finalists for the 2020-2021 WRI Ross Center Prize for Cities. The selected projects show how cities can address both climate change and inequality together. The center received 262 submissions from 160 cities and 54 countries. The five finalists are initiatives from Rosario, Argentina; Ahmedabad, India; Nairobi, Kenya; Monterrey Mexico; and London, UK.
AI in the Wild explores the value of artificial intelligence for conserving nature, managing ecosystems, and defending wildlife. The book is examining the potential benefits and risks in the sustainability of ecosystems resulting from the introduction of artificial intelligence in factories, corporate supply chains, households, cities, and agricultural communities.
In order to overcome existing barriers and accelerate the uptake of Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs) Europe-wide, the European Commission is exploring the idea of developing a common EU-framework for Sustainable Urban Mobility Indicators (SUMI). This publication is analysing the areas that need improvement and the link of SUMP process with the green deal, as well as the ways that data gathering should be approached in cities of different sizes. It is proposing ways to move forward through funding distribution and the EU Urban Mobility Scoreboard. The discussions of the 7th Florence Intermodal Forum are basis for this analysis.
This study develops an analytical framework for municipal governance of the sharing economy. It comprises five governance mechanisms (regulating, providing, enabling, self-governing and collaborating) and 11 governance roles. The purpose of this article is twofold: to explore municipal governance mechanisms and roles for engaging with sharing economy organisations and to propose a comprehensive analytical framework.