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New perspectives on water-based urban living from a Dutch innovator

New perspectives on water-based urban living from a Dutch innovator

Exploring the potential of floating cities, Koen Olthuis presents a novel approach to urban design that could redefine our relationship with water.

Kyle Chayka reports for The New Yorker.

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Medellín's urban forest miracle

Medellín's urban forest miracle

Medellín transforms its urban landscape with green corridors, showing the world how to beat urban heat.

Peter Yeung reports for Reasons to be Cheerful.

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How a Black Miami neighborhood became ‘ground zero for climate gentrification’

A documentary, Razing Liberty Square, examines the plight of families in Liberty City as developers ‘revitalize’ community on desirable higher land.

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Bollards and ‘superblocks’: how Europe’s cities are turning on the car

In Paris, Barcelona and Brussels, authorities are adopting varied approaches to the task of reducing congestion and pollution.

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Ambitious Tokyo flood tunnels tested by worsening natural disasters

Japan has financed enormously expensive infrastructure projects to protect cities from catastrophe, but old adaptation plans may not be enough against increasingly heavy rains.
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Protecting New Zealand's cities from climate change

New Zealand's coastal communities bear the brunt of extreme weather events. In Auckland, young engineers and architects are using technology to help their city withstand the impact of our changing climate.

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Designing coastal waterfronts for South Florida’s wet future

Florida International University researchers look at nature as a role model to design coastal areas where humans can survive as 21st century sea levels rise.