Stories of Young Urbanists: Meet Carola Vega
04.11.2020, Nayla Saniour
Carola Vega is an urbanist currently working as a consultant in Barcelona. She was born and raised in Peru, studied between the United States and worked in different European cities before moving to Spain. This global journey has led her to shift progressively from architecture and urban design to strategic urban planning.
Stories of Young Urbanists: Meet Aisha Mugo
21.10.2020, Regina Schröter
Aisha Mugo is an aspiring urbanist and cultural geographer from Nairobi, who uses film photography to archive African urban culture. After graduating with a focus on Global South urbanism and migration, Aisha worked at an international NGO. She is currently pursuing a Master’s at Malmö University and is Creative Content Curator at Matri-Archi(tecture).
Stories of Young Urbanists: Meet Lea Bou Sleiman
07.10.2020, Nayla Saniour
Lea Bou Sleiman is an urban economist, currently pursuing her PhD at Ecole Polytechnique, Paris. She was born and raised in Lebanon and moved to France for her studies. Diving into the world of research, she tackles in her thesis the economic impact of pedestrianizing parts of the Seine river quays.
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.