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Posted: 05. December 2013
Today more than half of the world population lives in cities, and the number will continue to escalate. But we still build cities on a model invented in the 50s and 60s.
Posted: 04. December 2013
22 @Barcelona is a successful urban model for city transformation. The former industrial district in central Barcelona has been changed into a district with a well-functioning mixture of reinterprets old industry, knowledge-based societies, residential and leisure.
Posted: 27. November 2013
Barcelona is regarded as a role model for innovative urban planning and is recognized internationally for its successful transformation from an industrial city to one of Europe’s leading smart cities in relation to citizen involvement, environment friendly solutions, business development and innovation.
Posted: 18. November 2013
Through decades of planning and cultivation, Singapore has earned the name of “Garden City”. As the city becomes more built-up, the continued planning for the natural heritage and green spaces becomes just as important as high-density, urban living.
Posted: 08. November 2013
Michelle Burfield, Planning Officer at the Government of South Australia, is an urban planner and urban designer from Adelaide, South Australia.
Posted: 01. November 2013
Splendid Isolation –
Posted: 31. October 2013
The IFHP Travel Squad reports from San Francisco: How do you voice and share ideas for your neighborhood? Neighborland is a powerful and simple online platform that empowers people to take action on local issues.
Posted: 24. October 2013
Co-creation in so-called ‘hackatons’ drives innovation in San Francisco. Experts talk about a new civic rights movement.
Posted: 23. October 2013
The IFHP travel squad reports from San Francisco: San Francisco’s parklets transform underused space in the streets into public space available for all to enjoy. The simple and low-cost design intervention has proven to be an innovative and practical concept for new urban parks. Since 2010, nearly 40 parklets have been installed in the streets of San Francisco and more are yet to come.
Posted: 21. October 2013
The IFHP Travel Squad reports from San Francisco: In a city where rents are being pushed up by the tech industry moving in and a profound lack of affordable housing, both low-income residents and middle class families are struggling to gain foothold on the housing market.

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