Economy

Urban Innovator of the Week: Pamela Lewis

This profile was originally published by Urban Innovation Exchange in partnership with Meeting of the Minds and Kresge Foundation. For more stories of people changing cities, visit UIXCities.com and follow @UIXCities. Between 2000 and 2010, 50% of all the jobs lost in...

Urban Futures Road Map: It Finally Arrives in Your Bookstore

Review of “The Well-Tempered City: What Modern Science, Ancient Civilizations, and Human Nature Teach Us About the Future of Urban Life”, by Jonathan F. P. Rose Roadmaps are sometimes hard to read. But you can be sure that they’re always much harder to create. I kept...

How Kampala is building a culture of taxpaying

By Amy Fallon KAMPALA, Uganda — Standing in front of a van packed with passengers and luggage on the roof rack, taxi driver Abu Mugisha is glued to his smartphone — paying his taxes. Editors note: This article first appeared in Citiscope.org and is reprinted with...

The Infrastructure of Learning in a Net-Centric City

Kansas City is a net-centric, digital city. To be fair, this is a self-appointed label, but nonetheless, Kansas City makes a good case for it. I believe that net-centricity is a status, not a state, and we are constantly striving toward that goal. Cities are usually...

Renewable Retail

When you shop for food, clothes and everything else, you will be glad to discover that some of your retailers power with renewable energy. Big box retailers have taken the lead by being more energy efficient, using daylighting instead of constant lights, and by...

Urban Innovator of the Week: Gabriel Mandujano

This profile was originally published by Urban Innovation Exchange in partnership with Meeting of the Minds and Kresge Foundation. For more stories of people changing cities, visit UIXCities.com and follow @UIXCities. Gabriel Mandujano is the founder and CEO of Wash...

In Kinshasa, building a fashion industry one stitch at a time

By Stephanie Bakker & Yvonne Brandwijk KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of the Congo — Born here 33 years ago, Gloria Mteyu went abroad to find her way in the fashion industry. Mteyu studied in New York and at the fashion academy in Milan, and worked in Paris for the...
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