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[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 12:42
By 2050 over 80% of the population in the developed world will live in cities according to predictions by Frost and Sullivan. In United States, that number is already around 80%. Amid this urbanization, technologies such as autonomous vehicles and flying cars are poised to transform how we construct, inhabit and traverse our cities. Some research even suggests that the smart cities market will be... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 12:21
Housing in the posher parts of global cities has become a distinct asset class Centre point, a tower that looms over central London, was empty for so long in the 1970s that it lent its name to a homelessness charity. Recently it was converted from offices to flats. Half are yet to find buyers. So the developer has taken them off the market pending a clearing of the political fog over Britain. Its... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 12:13
Due to its unparalleled exposure to natural disasters, Manizales in central Colombia is globally recognised for its innovative approach to prevention and response On the evening of 13 November 1985, Luz Estrella Arías was at home with her young daughter in Rio Claro, a hamlet in Caldas in the heart of Colombia’s coffee region. When she heard the roar, at first she thought it was a truck... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 12:03
Cities have a greater ability than they realize to bend the emissions curve toward a low-carbon future. From zoning, to line-items in the city budget, to projects included in a capital improvement program; there are touchpoints in the regulatory, policy, and planning authority of local governments that can be leveraged to ­influence carbon emissions within their jurisdictions. The key to cities... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 12:32
Migration from rural to urban areas is causing catastrophic pollution levels. That points to a bigger role for train networks. The biggest problem facing the world’s transport planners and visionaries isn’t how to develop the most amazing new transport technologies — it’s how to fit our planet’s fast-growing population into the tight confines of its ever-growing megacities. The world’s 25 largest... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 12:24
Are you aware of the Megatrends that will change your life? According to the definition published by Frost & Sullivan consulting, a megatrend is a global and sustained development force impacting society, culture, economy and business; therefore, it will significantly impact what our future world will look like. Analyzing megatrends and tying them to your future strategy is critical if you... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 12:20
There was probably no better location for the 16th Asia-Pacific Conference of German Business at the beginning of November than the Indonesian capital of Jakarta. A central theme of this year’s conference was urbanization, and urban densification can be experienced firsthand in the thriving metropolis of Jakarta – more intensely than almost anywhere else in the world. Jakarta is the commercial... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 12:13
Though trees aren’t usually the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about city living, urban forests are integral to ensuring and enhancing the quality of life in densely populated areas. Trees and green spaces provide a range of environmental and social benefits that can address some of the most persistent issues facing our cities today, from health and well-being, to social and... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 12:11
When high-tech bicycle rental scheme Mobike dropped hundreds of its distinctive orange and silver bikes across the northern British city of Manchester, it promised a cheap, flexible and low-carbon way to travel. In September, the firm announced it was pulling out of the city, citing significant bike losses due to theft and vandalism and following complaints of anti-social use and street... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 11:46
The architecture of all Africities Summits aims to address major questions based on the construction of the 2063 Vision of Africa with debate proposed by the African Union Commission. From November 20 -24, 2018, the Africities 8 Summit will be hosted in Marrakech, with over 5000 participants. The latter will represent all the stakeholders of African local life as well as their partners from other... Read more