World Cities Day Promotes Interest in Global Urbanization
In 2013, the UN established Oct. 31, 2014 as the first annual World Cities Day with the general theme of Better City, Better Life. The day is designed to promote the international community's interest in global urbanization, push forward cooperation among countries in meeing opportunities and challenges in urbanization, and contribute to sustainable urban development in cities and towns around the world. The 2014 event is being hosted by Shaghai Municipality in the People's Republic of China with the theme of Leading Urban Transformations. Read more.
Finding the Future of Places in Buenos Aires, Argentina
At a recent conference on the Future of Places in Buenos Aires, the focus was on streets as public spaces and how they can drive urban prosperity. Planners, architects, and more from 50 nations discussed public space and placemaking from their own unique perspectives. All agreed that placemaking is really all about how we live. It's the human experience that matters. Read more.