Michael Mehaffy

Michael Mehaffy, Ph.D. is Director of the Future of Places Research Network based at KTH University in Stockholm, and Executive Director of the Sustasis Foundation in Portland, OR. He now works as Senior Researcher at the Centre for the Future of Places in Stockholm, partnering with UN-Habitat and others implementing the New Urban Agenda.

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A tale of two futures

Urbanism will play a key role in a choice between an “age of human capital” and an age of depletion and division.
MICHAEL MEHAFFYDEC. 15, 2016
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Public space, identity politics, and civic collaboration

All politics is local—and to that we could add, all politics is rooted in the public spaces we share at the local level.
MICHAEL MEHAFFYFEB. 20, 2017
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To fight global climate change, fight global sprawl

The drive-through lifestyle, exported by America and adopted worldwide, is the "operating system for growth" that is a root cause of rising carbon emissions.
MICHAEL MEHAFFYNOV. 13, 2017