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[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 14:51
Rose Molokoane picked up the microphone at the World Urban Forum in Kuala Lumpur in February, and challenged the room full of policymakers, practitioners and researchers. “I’ve been a part of every World Urban Forum, and government is always talking about needing to work together better,” said the deputy president of the Shack/Slum Dwellers International. The audience, many of them from... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 12:12
Digital Inclusion Many cities around the world benefit from innovation and digitization strategies. Smart Cities initiatives provide the catalyst for urban communities to become more resilient and sustainable, affording economic efficiencies, environmental innovations, enhanced public security, smarter mobility, fresh economic activity, and 21st century jobs. Cities carry the brunt of modern day... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 12:02
Fed up with traffic and worried about pollution, more middle class Nairobi residents are leaving their cars at home NAIROBI, April 6 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - It is dawn along the Waiyaki Way highway on the northwest side of Nairobi, but the road into town is already packed with traffic of every stripe. As a 14-seater van skids into a bus stop, a young man in denim jeans and a yellow... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 11:44
Brazil's government will need the prior permission of lawmakers to go ahead with development projects in protected areas RIO DE JANEIRO, April 9 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Brazil's government has been told that development projects, including hydropower dams, in protected areas can no longer go ahead without the prior approval of lawmakers. Last week's ruling by the supreme court followed the... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, April 9, 2018 - 19:15
Urbanization is a curse when it is not handled and managed well. It leaves some unturned impacts to the earth that is threatening the existence of living organism on earth. Polluting the motherland is very dangerous and has very adverse effects. The increase in greenhouse gas and carbon dioxide emissions are shaping very bad future of the earth. Melting of glaciers, abrupt climatic changes and... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, April 9, 2018 - 18:08
The good news is that more low-income Americans report they have access to vehicles than they did a decade ago, before the Great Recession. Only 20 percent of adults living in poverty in 2016 reported that they had no access to a vehicle. That’s down from 22 percent in 2006, according to a Governing analysis of U.S. Census data. Meanwhile, the access rates among all Americans was virtually the... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, April 9, 2018 - 16:50
Evolution is vital if a city is to enjoy lasting success; but, as Andreas Whittam Smith says, the endless construction of new skyscrapers is not necessarily evidence of positive change On holiday some years ago, walking up Third Avenue on the Upper East Side of Manhattan in New York, I suddenly told myself that I really do love big cities. It felt like an epiphany moment, a realisation of... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Friday, April 6, 2018 - 10:32
Augustus Caesar, the first Roman Emperor, thought good roads so important that he retained the title of Curator Viarum or ‘Commissioner of Roads.’ For Augustus, road maintenance and a strong defense were synonymous, and one of the prime duties of government. Road inspection in that day consisted of a chariot driver accompanied by one or two Lictors, or ‘Road Inspectors,’ who visually inspected... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 09:16
Cybersecurity expert Cesar Cerrudo predicted ransomware attacks like the one that paralyzed Atlanta’s city government. City leaders everywhere should understand this threat, he says—and how it could have been a lot worse. For more than a week, one of America’s largest cities has been caught in a “hostage situation.” That’s how Atlanta Mayor Keisha Bottoms described the crippling cyberattack from... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 - 11:41
The JLL City Momentum Index for 2018 identifies the world’s most dynamic cities, with a new focus on those cities best poised to maintain their competitiveness in a rapidly changing, technology-based global economy. Along with analysing 131 established and emerging business hubs for their short-term economic and real estate momentum, the index also ranks these cities by their potential for future... Read more