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While bland 'creative city' policies have become universally popular in the world's city halls, new temporary and 'pop-up' urbanism initiatives are spreading even more quickly across the globe. Oli Mould argues that it might be time for planners to embrace these initiatives as an ongoing force for sustainable urban renewal.

Congestion charging isn't the only way to disincentivise drivers. Many cities are being very clever with parking policy, using pricing, regulations and design to make commuters think twice about relying on their cars.

A reality check on Boris Johnson's new cycle superhighways, noting that behind the scheme are ridership targets that remain paltry compared to northern European cities.

Tim Campbell explains why city leaders are increasingly travelling abroad in search of new solutions: with little time or resources to reinvent the wheel, city leaders need to see solutions in action quickly.

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