Recent Blog Entries: Urban Planning
At the 9th International Public Markets Conference in Barcelona in 2015, Chau Long Market in Hanoi was listed as one of world’s most endangered markets.
Governments should take a harder stance against ads that discourage healthy behaviours, like walking.
Hear Livable Cities partners share highlights and learnings from World Urban Forum 9.
The World Ubran Forum was an energizing event, but there was a lot that was not right. Women's voices and conversations on transport were notably missing.
Neighbourhoods that combine a mix of housing, shops, and other amenities make life easier and reduce unnecessary travel, key ingredients to a livable city!
Life for pedestrians in Ho Chi Minh City is a little safer now thanks to measures undertaken by the local government, working with HealthBridge Vietnam and World Resource Institute (WRI).
Cyclists and pedestrians have been literally squeezed out. Crossing the road has become a high risk sport, not for the faint of heart. Do the Vietnamese notice this loss of their own public spaces? I am not sure; climbing out of poverty is probably more pressing.
The streets were full of life: thriving sidewalk cafes with diners watching the activity on the streets, children cycling, musicians playing, traditional actors performing, and a sense of enjoyment of the city.
Our events include various types of playful activities in the streets, to raise awareness of how much more space—and fun—we could have if our streets weren’t clogged with cars.
When a city is completely inaccessible for people with disabilities, where do we start? Or should we just throw up our hands and declare defeat?