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Jennifer Keesmaat – 3 Lessons in Community Building | CityChangers in Conversation

Learn from Jennifer Keesmaat, former Chief City Planner of Toronto, as she shares her three key lessons for building communities through revitalising neighbourhoods in Toronto.
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Pepijn Duijvestein – How to Make an Impact with Co-Ownership | CityChangers in Conversation

Pepijn Duijvestein, Founder – New Economy B.V., Amsterdam, talks about ownership and affordability in the public space, and how new forms of governance can make all the difference for communities.
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Dr. Orna Rosenfeld – Housing for All: Who Is Doing It Right & What You Need to Do | CityChangers in Conversation

Dr. Orna Rosenfeld, Global Advisor on Housing, Paris, talks about housing for all, research and activism.
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Anni Sinnemäki – How to Play the Political Game (And Win) | CityChangers in Conversation

“It’s really nice to see that things get done, even the smaller things,” says Anni Sinnemäki, Deputy Mayor for Urban Environment in Helsinki. Listen to her advice when it comes to car-free cities, politics,...

Sofa Session #4: Bringing Your Vision to Life

Okay, so you’ve got a vision: now what? If you want to bring it to life and prevent it from ending up in some drawer, it needs to be widely shared! Your job is...

The War on Cars: Getting the Car Out of Carbon Emissions

"The War on Cars is a new podcast about the epic, hundred years’ war between The Car and The City. We deliver news and commentary on the latest developments in the worldwide fight...

She Drives Mobility Meets Doug Gordon (the War on Cars)

Katja Diehl's podcast #SheDrivesMobility is "dedicated to the mobility transition, the path towards true choice-based mobility that makes the privately owned car replaceable by real alternatives as much as possible. I want everyone...

CityChanger Eugene Quinn: Opening a Dialogue Through Walking Tours

Eugene Quinn is a man of many professions: he’s an urbanist and a DJ, a fantastic storyteller, a creative mind, and above all, a passionate walker. Eugene created more than 60 walking tours in...

Eurotowns: Big Enough to Cope, Small Enough to Care

If you think that only big cities can substantially contribute to sustainability efforts, you couldn’t be further from the truth. A network of small- and medium-sized European cities shows you exactly what can be...

From Clogged to Car-Light: Giving the Streets Back to People in Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires is home to around 3 million citizens (more than 15 million if you count the Greater Buenos Aires area). How relevant is walkability for a city of that size? We spoke to...

London’s Road to Recovery: Car-Free After COVID

On deciding how to emerge from the global pandemic, London announced it was going to build back a healthier and safer city by making drastic improvements to its walking and cycling infrastructure. It now...

How Oslo Hit Reverse On Its City Street Parking and Revived City Life – and How Your City Can Too

Oslo is one of the world leaders when it comes to going car-free. Its downtown city area is now almost completely free of cars. But how did this city manage to succeed in getting...

“Healthy Streets Everyday” Keeps the Cars Away: How a London Project Is Transforming Urban Neighbourhoods

What are the 10 evidence-based essential ingredients for a "healthy street", and how can you make sure yours tick all the boxes? What Are "Healthy Streets"? The Healthy Streets approach, developed by public health and transport specialist Lucy...

Lessons From Amsterdam’s Agenda – Taking “Car-Lite” to the Next Level

In 2018, the city government of Amsterdam formulated the "Amsterdam Agenda Autoluw" which aims to push the city towards a "car-lite" vision, increasing city space for pedestrians and cyclists.  But how have they taken what...

Perspectives on the 15-Minute City: How to Turn a Utopia Into a Reality

You may have already heard of the concept of a ’15-minute city’, but what do urban planners really think about the feasibility of making cities time-scaled, is this mere design fantasy, or is this...

The World on Your Doorstep: The 15-Minute City and Why We Should Be Creating It

A 15-minute city is simply a place where all basic amenities are available within a short journey by foot or bike. But what is the idea behind it, what does it mean for reducing...

From Emissions to Edens: Our Top 5 Car-Free Urban Transformations

Our cities have been constructed almost entirely around private cars. But what's happening now? Cities are realising that infrastructure for motor vehicles in urban areas often leaves them looking grey, industrial and not very...

Fuelling the Way Forward: Is Electric Really the Way to Go?

The electric car revolution is already underway on a global scale. Everywhere we look we are told that electric vehicles are green vehicles. But should we really be including ‘clean vehicle’ infrastructure in future...