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...

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.

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...

Announcements • August 19, 2020

Inaugural H.E. Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Lecture by Claire Weisz, CSU Award Winner

Claire Weisz is a founding partner of WXY, known for their innovative approach to community, public space, structures, and cities.

Reports • July 18, 2020

World Habitat Day, October 5, 2020: Post-Pandemic Cities

The UN-Habitat’s commitment to a vision of a “better quality of life for all in an urbanizing world” is emboldened by the World Habitat 2020 theme, Housing for All: A Better Urban Future. With the projected increase of...

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