Insights • December 11, 2021

Code Red!

In 2002, a year after the tragic attack on 9.11 and the destruction of the Twin Towers in Lower Manhattan, I convened a group of architects, engineers, landscape architects, urban planners, and urban designers under...

Princeton University established an award to honor Emeritus Professor Robert Geddes, a CSU awardee and member of the CSU Advisory Board, and his wife, Evelyn Geddes. The Robert and Evelyn Geddes Award.  Robert Geddes...

Ms. Maimunah Mohd Sharif, the Executive Director of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme, held an exclusive meeting with CSU at the UN-Habitat office in New York City.

CSU promotes ​a better understanding of the role of sustainable urbanization and resilient design in the planning of our cities. Part of CSU’s role is to connect the global thought leaders concerned with urbanization...

Insights • June 21, 2021

Building a More Equitable and Sustainable Future

How are emerging designers imagining NYC’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and building a more equitable and sustainable future? Pratt Institute’s recent graduate student Kats Tamanaha proposes an...

Insights • February 17, 2021

Social Distancing Lawn Brings People Together

In the midst of COVID-19-related uncertainty, Galeria EL Art Centre in Elbląg, Poland, came up with a simple yet clever idea, turning a spacious lawn in its publicly accessible courtyard into a green chessboard.

Insights • February 17, 2021

(Re)Actions to the Pandemic from Rio de Janeiro’s Sustainable Favela Network

Rio de Janeiro’s Sustainable Favela Network, managed by non-profit Catalytic Communities, is a community-based network that connects, strengthens and multiplies sustainability and resilience-building...

Insights • November 22, 2020

The Post-COVID-19 Urban Challenges in Africa

COVID-19 is very much an urban disease. What does this mean for the world’s fastest-urbanizing region, Africa? The COVID-19 pandemic is exposing the interdependence and vulnerability of our world. As we know, the...

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