Monthly Archives: August 2010

A Moment of Clarity

Tiffany Tong is currently working in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania in Urban Agriculture. I had an “aha” moment the other day. I was having dinner with some new friends. The person who sat next to me was an American who … Continue reading

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The Dichotomy of Development – Community Vs. Individual

Thoughts on international Migration from the World Youth Conference by Brendan Baines. The World Youth Conference in León, México is an event set up to engage youth around the world on 13 issues of development (one of which being international … Continue reading

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Beyond City Limits

An excellent article by Foreign Policy on the growth of the city and its emerging role in the international arena.  The article begs a few questions which are worth discussing: -Is the city eclipsing the nation-state?

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Life on the Other Side of the Bridge

The Sustainable Cities interns at El Instituto de Planeación para el Municipio de Colima in Colima, Mexico are investigating the social, economic and psychological impacts of living on the ‘wrong’ side of the tracks. Connecting the port of Manzanillo to Guadalajara, this … Continue reading

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What happened in South Africa shouldn’t just stay in South Africa

cross-posted from The following is a guest blog from Kevina Power who currently works for UNDP in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Back a few year ago Kevina was the senior coordinator for the youth program for the World Urban Forum … Continue reading

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Planning for People, Planning for Pedestrians

Written by Ryan Whitney Ryan Whitney is a Project Officer for the Sustainable Cities: PLUS Network Africa Program. The program is funded through the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) and aims to support urban sustainability issues in Dar es Salaam … Continue reading

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