Actionable research carried out by NewCities, fellows & partners

UNDP and NewCities sign MOU for the Global Partnership for Informal Transportation

May 01, 2021

The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and NewCities signed a Memorandum of Understanding exploring informal systems in the world’s cities with a special focus on informal transportation. NewCities and UNDP will work together to learn how indigenous innovation can be harnessed to empower communities to meet the Sustainable Development Goals. Through the MOU, UNDP Accelerator…

Eight Questions for Andrea San Gil Leon

Mar 25, 2021

We had the pleasure of speaking with Andrea San Gil Leon, “one of Latin America’s important female figures working in transportation,” about her introduction to cities, the future of urban sustainability, gender-inclusivity, and her new ventures with the Global Partnership for Informal Transportation. – March 25, 2021   Q: Can you tell us a bit…

Fertile Ground: Achieving Equity in Development

Jan 26, 2021

By Michael P. McMillan. In a research article entitled Measuring Inclusion in America’s Cities, St. Louis, in 2016, ranked 248th out of 274 cities on overall inclusion, 224th on economic inclusion, and 248th on racial inclusion. From 2013 to 2016, St. Louis’s economic health rank increased from 260th to 254th. Over the same time period, the city…

Designing for Trust Initiative

Dec 29, 2020

The rise of the sharing economy has changed the way that urbanites consume products and use services. It has proven to be a force that bridges public and private interests – it is, at once, social and commercial, formal and informal – and its ubiquity has prompted a global, cross-sectoral evaluation of how it has…