Better Cities May 2021

Better Cities | May 2021

Active Citizens Shaping Cities

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Seoul Plan: A New Era of Citizen Participation

Since 2011, the residents of Seoul have been directly involved in land use planning. Learn more about how the city is using participatory planning in its 2030 and 2040 Seoul Plans and why cities should involve citizens in the shaping of built environments.

A neighbourhood-level participatory planning workshop in Seonyugol, Seongbuk-Gu.
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Register for World Cities Summit 2021 is Now Open

Sign up for free access to the World Cities Summit 2021’s series of virtual events happening from 21 to 23 June. Join global leaders from the public and private sectors as well as academia in discussions on how cities can adapt to a disrupted world.


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Healthy Cities, Healthy Citizens

How can cities shape their social, natural and built environments for the health and well-being of their citizens? Speakers including CLC’s deputy director of research, Elaine Tan, share ideas from Singapore at this webinar on health-promoting cities organised by the National University of Singapore’s Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health.

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Urban Solutions #18 |Building Community Resilience for Future Epidemics

Beyond physical infrastructure and good decision-making, varied social ties and the collective actions and behaviours of people can build up a community’s resilience to future pandemics and other shock events.

Volunteers ensure elderly residents in Kenyan villages are well taken care of during the pandemic.
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Urban Solutions #18 | Reframing Public Spaces as Civic Goods for Resilient Cities

Beyond disaster responses and protective infrastructure, access to public space and amenities such as walking paths are also essential for improving community resilience and quality of life.

“Human parking spaces” in Mission Dolores Park in San Francisco.
Image: Courtesy of Natasha Chu
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Urban Solutions #18 | Landscape as an Opportunity in the Time of Crisis

Faced with Bangkok’s land subsidence and rising sea levels, landscape architect Kotchakorn Voraakhom and her team at Landprocess designed a park to address the city’s urban flood crisis.

Chulalongkorn University Centenary Park in Bangkok.
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