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Lessons Learned from the 2020 Wellbeing Cities Award: Q&A with Niels Lund, Novo Nordisk

29.09.2020, Anastasia Sukhoroslova

As an official partner of the Wellbeing Cities Forum, All Things Urban sets off to find out what it takes to put wellbeing at the heart of the cities’ development strategy. In search of the main trends and ideas behind the wellbeing principles, we spoke with Niels Lund, Vice-President at Novo Nordisk and a member of the Advisory Board for the Wellbeing Cities Award that celebrated cities implementing ambitious, inspiring, innovative and inclusive initiatives.

Stories of Young Urbanists: Meet Kristen Zupancic

23.09.2020, Regina Schröter

Kristen Zupancic grew up in Canada, just outside of Toronto. After graduating from Media Communications, she developed a niche interest in coliving, a community-driven shared living model. To pursue her career and dreams, she moved to Amsterdam in 2018 and is now working as Trend & Innovation Analyst at The Class of 2020.

The City in Film: Мaison d’Être Project

25.03.2020, Karina Garnaga

The multidisciplinary nature of urbanism means there is a wide range of research methods available. Can filmmaking be one of them? The founders of Maison d'Être described their cinematic experiments and how they use documentary to explore the notion of ‘home’, one of the least studied yet promising themes in contemporary urban studies.

Autonomous Mobility, Twitter and Blade Runner: Futurist Greg Lindsay on His Career in Urbanism

11.11.2019, Anastasia Sukhoroslova

In the run-up to CoMotion LA, we spoke with Greg Lindsay, its director of strategy, as well as a journalist, urbanist and futurist, about his career in urbanism, what brought him to the field and how he envisions the future of cities and urban mobility.

Striving For A Mindful Urban Future

30.05.2019, Valeria Danin

Carla Cammilla Hjort is co-founder and Vision Director at SPACE10, a research and design lab in Copenhagen on a mission to create better and more sustainable ways of living. In this interview, Carla tells about her journey to founding SPACE10 and shares insights on tackling future challenges through mindful technology adoption.

How A Local City Currency Can Strengthen Communities

23.05.2019, Valeria Danin

Ori Succary is the VP of Design at Colu, an Israeli startup that issues local currencies for cities and encourages people to spend locally. In this piece, Ori explains how the app helps cities achieve economic sustainability and shares his vision on the role of design in shaping the future of places we live in.

Urban Tech 101: Digital Companies Changing Our Cities

03.04.2019, Laura Silva

In our new comprehensive series on urban tech, we're taking a deep dive into how we can leverage new technologies to improve city living.

Get Ready To Become An Urban Change Manager

28.02.2019, Valeria Danin

Urs Thomann is a Swiss urban planner and a co-founder of the CANactions School in Kyiv and Amsterdam – a unique educational platform where different actors of urban change meet. Bringing together planners, economists, politicians, activists, the school promotes a collaborative approach to urban development and supports multiple initiatives throughout Ukraine. In this interview, Urs shares his vision on urbanism education and the challenges of urban professions.

All Things What?

15.02.2019, Valeria Danin

Hey! It’s Valeria, from All Things Urban. We met a while ago, but never had a chance to get to know each other. I think it’s time to fix that – to tell you my story and share the philosophy behind All Things Urban.

How Urban Planning Is Turning Into Interaction Planning

22.01.2019, Valeria Danin

Cities are constantly changing, as well as the ways in which we analyse them. Damiano Cerrone, co-founder of Spin Unit, a consulting and research lab, tells about a new approach to urban research, the role of data in contemporary policy making, and how urban planning is turning into interaction planning.
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