Mapping the Impacts of Urban Growth: Outward vs. Upward in São Paulo and Addis Ababa

< Blog This blog was originally published on TheCityFix. By Eric Mackres and Elise Mazur Cities can choose how they grow by directing investment and policies in specific ways. Those cities that have more upward growth relative to outward growth, for example, are better able to provide services and opportunities to their residents because development occurs in already well […]

4 Places Putting Green Infrastructure to Work for Local Communities

By Emily Cassidy and Suzanne Ozment Water is a source of growing tension and violence in places it is scarce. At the same time, sea level rise and flooding threaten millions of people living near coastlines and low-lying areas. Traditional infrastructure such as concrete dams and seawalls is insufficient to protect people from these multiplying threats. Natural […]

Too Many Cities Are Growing Out Rather than Up. 3 Reasons That’s a Problem

< Blog By Jillian Du and Anjali Mahendra Imagine Lagos, Nigeria, a city of 22 million. What was once a small coastal town just a few decades ago has exploded into a sprawling megacity spanning 452 square miles. Its rapid growth has stretched the city’s services impossibly thin: Less than 10 percent of people live […]