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PODCAST 1x05 - New life for villages and suburbs: pandemics as a driving force of the urban exodus?
This pandemic is clearly changing old dynamics between cities and its peripheries. What is the real value of mid-size cities and rural villages? Are they a valid answer to metropolises’ hyperdensification? And about that…, how can we successfully integrate informal settlements, which are in turn cities within cities?
Other episodes in this season
PODCAST 1x04: How sustainable is a society within four walls?
The pandemic has changed a significant number of human interactions, which have moved to the digital world. Will we manage to take advantage of the lockdown experience to build more human urban settlements that cater for more people, companies and associations? Will cities be different after this event?
PODCAST 1x03 - Reorganization of public space: who owns the streets?
How can big infrastructures and industrial projects produce social and city-planning profits besides the economic ones? Smart ports are a great example but on the other hand, micromobility raises new unknown questions. What benefits can this private use of public goods such as streets bring? More than ever, this issue is open for discussion, so we are picking the brains of experts from Port de Barcelona (Smart Ports) and Berkeley University.
PODCAST 1x02 - Going sustainable: Business and citizens pushing for circular cities
What does “zero waste” or “carbon neutral” mean? Why are these concepts so relevant? How can big corporations reduce their climate impact avoiding the empty, greenwashing initiatives? Should each city tackle its own environmental challenges or is a global, collaborative approach more beneficial? Microsoft and the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group give us the keys to answer these questions.
PODCAST 1x01 - Are our cities more resilient than ever?
Can we build more resilient cities through science and tech-driven strategies? How far can we trust in algorithms and AI to define policies and services? How important is effective collaboration between cities and the development of shareable solutions? In this episode we open up these critical questions and we talk to City Possible (Mastercard) and the Institute for Global Health to grasp their perspectives.