• HERban Innovation: For a More Gender-Balanced City

    2019-03-08

    From left to right: Awkwafina, Billy Porter, and Amy Poehler (Getty Images)You might have already forgotten the name of the Best Picture for this year's Academy Awards, but you may still have a fresh memory of these looks at the annual gala of th

  • Case Study: Mobile Multi-Modal Mobility Guide (Berlin, Germany)

    2019-02-22

    By DENG Yuanchang / Sun Yat-Sen UniversityBerlin was a deserving city for the 3rd Guangzhou International Award for Urban Innovation in 2016. This study tour took place during September 2nd and 4th, 2017.The m4guide (Mobile Multi-Modal Mobility Guide) res

  • Case Study: Development of Sustainable Transport System (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia)

    2019-02-11

    By Geoffrey Bickford / South African Cities NetworkAddis Ababa was shortlisted for the 3rd Guangzhou International Award for Urban Innovation in 2016. This study tour took place during August 11th and 12th, 2017.BackgroundAddis Ababa City is demanding tra

  • Case Study: Integrated Community-Based Solid Waste Management (Qalyubeya, Egypt)

    2019-01-30

    By Azza Sirry / Housing and Building National Research Center of Egypt Qalyubeya was a winner of the 3rd Guangzhou International Award for Urban Innovation in 2016. This study tour took place during October 10th and 11th, 2017.Municipal waste is a ma

  • Case Study: Participatory Planning and Good Governance (Jakarta, Indonesia)

    2019-01-16

    By Teguh Kuirawan / University of IndonesiaJakarta was shortlisted for the 3rd Guangzhou International Award for Urban Innovation in 2016. This study tour took place during September 4th and 5th, 2017.The Special Capital City of Jakarta Province is the ca

  • Case Study: From Marketplace to Makerspace (Yiwu, China)

    2019-01-03

    By Belinda Yuen / Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative CitiesYiwu was a city of special mention of the 3rd Guangzhou International Award for Urban Innovation in 2016. This study tour took place during July 26th and 27th, 2017.Yiwu, located some 300 km from

  • From Farm to Fork and Back: Everything about Food

    2018-11-30

    Though often neglected, the urban food system is an essential part of the local implementation of the SDGs. Food sustainability is intertwined with hunger eradication, food security, poverty alleviation and carbon emission reduction. "Everything"

  • Case Study: Delivering Sustainable Sydney 2030 (Sydney, Australia)

    2018-11-17

    By WU Jie/Guangzhou Urban Planning and Design Survey Research InstituteSydney was a deserving city of the 3rd Guangzhou International Award for Urban Innovation in 2016. This study tour took place during September 10th and 12th, 2017.Sydney, as the larg

  • Case Study: Sharing Mobility (Milan, Italy)

    2018-10-17

    By LYU Lianen/Guangzhou Urban Planning and Design Survey Research InstituteMilan was a deserving city of the 3rd Guangzhou International Award for Urban Innovation in 2016. This study tour took place during September 5th and 6th, 2017.Located in the nor

  • Environmental and Ecological Restoration

    2018-09-30

    A city is not born a city; it is made into a city, at the cost of environmental well-being. The traditional urbanisation pattern of development over environment is all too well a testimony to this. The nature is (mis)designed for urban purposes: farmlands