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[ News ] Posted on Monday, July 9, 2018 - 14:27
In June, Cities Today brought together municipal governments and mobility service providers to discuss the challenges of introducing ‘Mobility-as-a-Service’ (MaaS) to cities across Europe during the 11th 2020 Cities meeting.Pascal Smet, Brussels’ Mobility Chief and Chair of the 2020 Cities meetings, spoke about the goal of transforming the Belgian capital’s streets and buildings to create a zero-... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, July 9, 2018 - 12:39
Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London, has launched a roadmap to better utilise tech and data to make London the smartest city in the world. Smarter London Together includes more than 20 initiatives designed to support the development of the next generation of smart technology and promote greater data sharing among the city’s public services. “To solve the biggest problems our great city faces, I am... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, July 9, 2018 - 12:12
Combine the rapid rate of technological change with a globalized economy, and it’s evident that our cities are transforming at an unprecedented pace. But while these fast-moving currents are found in pretty much every urbanized setting, not every city is doing well to navigate them. In an increasingly digital and global economy, cities must be able to attract high-end talent, foster innovation... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, July 9, 2018 - 12:01
The final day of Mobilize Dar es Salaam, June 28th, 2018, began with the plenary, “Advancing Inclusive City Design from Fringe to Mainstream.” On the premise that an equitable city takes into account the needs of everyone— including women, children, elderly people, and people with disabilities—in transport planning, the session explored ideas and dilemmas of designing inclusive transit systems.... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, July 9, 2018 - 11:52
Cities committed to 100 percent Renewable Energy Hundreds of U.S. cities have committed to 100 percent renewable energy (RE). Cities already achieving 100 percent include Burlington, Vermont, Aspen, Colorado, Greensburg, Kansas, and Rock Port, Missouri. In these cities, energy efficiency makes the transition to renewables much easier. In every city, it is a different mix of solar, wind,... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, July 5, 2018 - 09:38
In disaster-prone Bangladesh, all the country's 329 municipalities have agreed to join the U.N.'s Making Cities Resilient Campaign KUALA LUMPUR - Bangladeshi cities have signed up en masse to a U.N. campaign to develop local action plans and improve infrastructure to prepare for disasters, officials said on Tuesday. Low-lying, densely-populated Bangladesh is one of the world's most disaster-prone... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, July 5, 2018 - 09:29
I’m a retailer and retail industry technologist by trade. My early career days were spent in the apparel business. What was known then as women’s better sportswear. Sold through department stores, specialty stores, catalog houses, and those first little e-commerce sites. For the past many years, however, I’ve viewed the business through a technology lens. For two reasons:  my professional... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, July 5, 2018 - 09:22
London is where overseas workers want to be, according to a new survey. More than one-fifth (22%) of respondents said that the UK capital was their preferred destination.  New York came in second with 16%, and Berlin and Barcelona were third and fourth, both with 15%. Image: Boston Consulting Group/The Network Europe dominates the top 10 with five entries, including Paris in eighth place... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, July 5, 2018 - 09:17
Tackling the global emissions problem might be more manageable than it first appears. Thinking about worldwide production of greenhouse gases can boggle the mind and make the scale of the problem seem unfathomable. But a new study showing 18% of all global emissions come from just 100 cities demonstrates how local action can meaningfully reduce pollution. Seoul in South Korea topped a list... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, July 5, 2018 - 09:09
The Urban Innovation Fund, a San Francisco based venture capital firm that provides seed capital and regulatory support to entrepreneurs solving urban challenges, has announced the closing of a US$22.5 million fund. The oversubscribed fund has been in use for over a year and has until now supported 14 start-ups involved in transport, water, civic engagement and others. Clara Brenner, Managing... Read more