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Global cities such as Wuhan (pictured in March 2018) require investments in lower-carbon urban development to enhance public health. Wikipedia

The future of cities in the face of twin crises

After the Covid-19 pandemic, we must seize the opportunity to make urban centers more livable places by investing in affordable housing, basic services, clean energy and active transport.
A crew works on building a 68-bed emergency field hospital specially equipped with a respiratory unit in New York’s Central Park on March 29, 2020. AP Photo/Mary Altaffer

Cities lead the charge on the coronavirus front lines

The impacts of coronavirus on cities are extraordinarily difficult. Yet around the world, cities are responding rapidly and decisively to the crisis and its implications for urban life.
Few people stroll the Naviglio Grande canal, one of the favorite spots for night life in Milan, Italy, March 10, 2020, when Italy entered its second day under a nationwide lockdown due to COVID-19. AP Photo/Antonio Calanni

Nightlife is the soul of cities — and ‘night mayors’ are its keepers in this coronavirus pandemic

The nightlife sector was operating in crisis mode since before the current pandemic, and global strategizing for the future of after-dark industries is already well underway.
These birds were killed by flying into a set of surveyed buildings in Washington DC in 2013. USGS Bee Inventory and Monitoring Lab/Flickr

Buildings kill millions of birds. Here’s how to reduce the toll

The tall buildings of our cities kill horrifying numbers of birds. But some cities are adopting mandatory design measures to cut the toll.

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