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[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - 16:39
Where are our cities headed? The Philippines has been known to have developing cities despite rapid urbanization, local economic strengths through investments, and increasing competitiveness. But we still experience a multitude of urban issues-we are far still far behind from other cities in terms of transport efficiency, connectivity, and access to data, to name a few struggles. It takes... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - 16:18
Urban mobility architecture must undergo fundamental change in response to rapidly changing city landscapes. In our book Faster, Smarter, Greener – The Future of the Car and Urban Mobility (MIT Press, September 2017) * we proposed a framework for future passenger mobility which would be Connected, Heterogenous, Intelligent and Personalized (CHIP).  Changes in mobility are being driven by the... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - 16:00
NAIROBI — A Chinese made bicycle which is convenient for short urban trips while reducing congestion and the city's urban carbon footprint is set to be launched in Africa. Developed by Mobike Technology Ltd, a bicycle sharing service through the use of smartphone apps reduces congestion, and continually strives to improve the quality of city life. Florian Bohnert, head of Global Partnerships at... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - 15:40
The government has been actively commodifying housing, says the latest report by 10 Tooba for Applied Research on the Built Environment. The independent institution says the government is advancing the pattern, whether directly, through investing in large-scale, higher-end housing, or through the continued market deregulation, encouraging speculative buying. The report noted that government... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - 15:31
Without effecting a change in the attitude of traders and other market space users sustainable waste management will continue to remain a challenge. This is according to a study conducted by FunmilayoAmoo and Bolanle Wahab, researchers from the Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Unversity of Ibadan. In their study titled “Particiption of traders in solid waste management in Bodija Market... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - 14:58
Burning rubble blocked Military Road, a major throughway in Cape Town's south peninsula, in July. Tensions over evictions taking place at Steenvilla, the city's largest social housing complex, boiled over. Sohco, the non-profit company that manages Steenvilla, was trying to evict residents, some of whom were more than a year in arrears in their rent. But a group of residents protested in response... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - 12:52
A research report published recently — Hot Spots 2025: Benchmarking the Future Competitiveness of Cities — has ranked 120 cities around the globe in terms of economic competitiveness. The only Pakistani city to have made it to the list is Karachi. It was ranked at 111. The rate of urbanisation in Pakistan hovers around three percent. This is the fastest rate of urbanisation in South Asia. More... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - 12:40
ISLAMABAD: Cities have been at the heart of human history. Empires have emanated from these cities. Statecraft was developed and fine-tuned in capital cities of these empires. Philosophy and science also emerged in cities. Ideas, commerce and trade flourished and flowed between networks of cities that developed abundance of knowledge and products for a better life everywhere. Development is... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - 12:23
Urban planning has seen a lot of changes in Gujarat. Take Rajkot. In 1973, when this town in Saurashtra became a municipality, its municipal corporation was responsible for urban planning. That changed in 1976 when Gujarat passed the Gujarat Town Planning and Urban Development Act. Following this, Urban Development Authorities were set up in Gujarat’s biggest towns, and urban planning... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - 11:52
QUICK FACTS Washington, DC MAYOR: Muriel Bowser POPULATION: 680,000+ SIZE: 68 mi² Guiding principles: Resilience, sustainablity, equitability, transparency and collaboration. Biggest recognition of the year: Earned the U.S. Green Building Council's first LEED for Cities Platinum certification. Outlook: In 2018, the city will prioritize optimizing mobility, achieving Vision Zero and improving... Read more