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‘Smart’ city report advises local leaders to plan ahead

By David Hatch Technologies such as wireless sensors, digital government portals, crowdsourcing and mobile phone apps can help cities boost revenue and efficiencies across all sectors of administration. Editors note: This article first appeared in Citiscope.org and is...

The people power behind Mexico City’s new constitution

By Gregory Scruggs MEXICO CITY, Mexico — When you think about people drafting a constitution, it might conjure a bunch of white statesmen in powdered wigs. Francisco Fontano Patán doesn’t fit that description. Editors note: This article first appeared in Citiscope.org...

In India, training the next generation of urbanists

Nidhi Batra, a Delhi-based urban development practitioner, was scrolling through Facebook when an ad caught her attention. It was for the Urban Action School in Hyderabad, a new 21-day learning program that was promoting a multi-disciplinary, grassroots approach to...

How Mysuru became India’s ‘cleanest city’

By Patralekha Chatterjee MYSURU, India — What lessons can a onetime potter’s colony offer on cleaning up a city in a country struggling with garbage disposal? Quite a lot, as I found on a recent visit to the outskirts of this city in southern India. Editors note: This...
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