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[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 09:06
The British cities of Birmingham, Coventry and Wolverhampton have been selected as the country’s first testbeds for 5G, as part of a wider West Midlands trial programme. The £50-million Urban Connected Communities Project is part of the UK government’s 5G Testbed and Trials Programme. The West Midlands Combined Authority will now work with the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, and... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 09:05
If you had to move abroad for work, where would you most like to go? According to the latest edition of the Boston Consulting Group’s Decoding Global Talent, workers are most likely to want to head to the United States, Germany or Canada.  Although just under half say they would prefer not to move to another country.  The most appealing destinations Countries where workers would most... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 09:01
On September 11, 2001, nearly 3,000 people were killed in New York City, Washington DC, and Pennsylvania, in the worst terrorist attack in U.S. history. It was a senseless act of violence. On September 12, 2001, 100 more people were killed at dozens of locations around the United States. On September 13th, 100 more died, and another 100 each day for the rest of the year. By the end of 2001 more... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Monday, September 10, 2018 - 15:43
WHAT IS MUNI WORLD? MUNI WORLD is an annual offline think tank, focused on brainstorming key challenges and threats facing Smart Cities. Mayors and senior officers from the leading global cities, get together to reveal proven best practices and exchange expertise. The 2019 MUNI WORLD will feature a 3-day special international program, focusing on areas pertaining to smart cities- innovation... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Monday, September 10, 2018 - 15:27
NewCities is planning a Learning Expedition in Columbus, Ohio on October 23rd and 24th, 2018. This Learning Expedition, hosted in partnership with ENGIE, is the first installment of “New Urban Champions,” an initiative that invites medium-sized cities to share exemplary approaches to economic, social and environmental development on a global learning platform. With the majority of the global... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Monday, September 10, 2018 - 15:23
The congress theme is “Cool Planning: Changing Climate and Our Urban Future”, and we will discuss the burning issues of climate change, resilience, disaster mitigation, planning, adaptation and more with regard to urban planning, design, technology, infrastructure and many more. We expect a large turnout of experts on the theme, with workshops, keynote speeches and also the usual ISOCARP... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Monday, September 10, 2018 - 15:16
October 9th 2018:  Registration 08:30, Event 09:00 - 17:30Le Bouche à Oreille, Rue Félix Hap 11, 1040 Etterbeek, Brussels, BelgiumThe final event of the project RESIN - Climate Resilient Cities and Infrastructures will take place on 9th October 2018 in Brussels. RESIN city partners (Bratislava, Bilbao, Paris and Greater Manchester) will share their experience as users of the tools and... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 18:37
The poorer you are, the harder it is to participate in and contribute to society. My experience as a practising urban designer and my research in the area have led me to conclude that the way people’s surroundings are designed reflects and amplifies this profound injustice. Busy and fast roads, for instance, encourage driving while at the same time deterring walking and other forms of street life... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 18:23
Nairobi, 4 September 2018 – Some twenty experts from UN-Habitat, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), African Union Commission, United Cities and Local Governments of Africa (UCLGA), members of academia, representatives from civil society and local governments gathered for a two-day meeting in Nairobi to chart out the process of elaborating a Model Law seeking to address... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 18:07
The world has a demand problem, and it is dealing with it all wrong. Rather than allowing itself to be harmed by other countries’ problematic policies, China must work to create its own demand by making full use of its capacity for policy experimentation, long-term planning, and pragmatic decision-making. In the decade since the 2008 global economic crisis, advanced economies have leaned... Read more