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[ News ] Posted on Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 10:06
As the geopolitical world order continues to shift, so too does the development landscape. Climate change, urbanization and fragility are making our global health goals an ever-moving target. For globalization, that also presents a challenge. To be sustainable, globalization needs to be truly global, which means including everyone. So, if globalization 4.0 is to be successful in reshaping and... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 - 12:59
While 2018 was filled with a number of successful smart city deployments, it also revealed significant challenges that will only intensify in years to come. The most pressing challenge to be addressed throughout 2019 is earning the public’s trust in smart city projects. Towards the end of 2018, we saw major data privacy concerns emerge from citizens. From these concerns a heated, but healthy... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 - 10:48
When it comes to possessing charisma and a special kind of magnetic charm, London still leads the world. That’s the conclusion of a study that puts London at the top of the Global Power City Index (GPCI) for the seventh year running. Every year since 2008, the Mori Memorial Foundation’s Institute for Urban Strategies has analyzed the relative strengths and weaknesses of 44 of the world’s best-... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 - 10:43
Cities could get more people walking, biking, and riding transit, according to a new report, if they just know where to look for improvement. Each year, the U.S. Census releases an update in “commuting mode shares” in its American Community Survey. This is an annual accounting of the share of people in every U.S. city who bike, walk, or ride public transit to their jobs, as well as drive. Mostly... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, January 21, 2019 - 16:02
Cities are hotter than surrounding areas because of a climate phenomena that is known as the urban heat island (UHI). While scientists have studied this effect for decades, new information has recently come to light that points to the way we arrange our cities as a key contributor to raised temperatures. The results could help city planners build our future cities better.   Save this picture... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, January 21, 2019 - 14:31
The African Development Bank (AfDB) and the government of Rwanda have signed financing agreements worth US$131mn to support the Rwanda Sustainable Water Supply and Sanitation Programme as additional funding. The fund includes US$130mn from the AfDB window and US$0.9mn from the Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Initiative Trust Fund, the bank said in a statement. The additional funding will... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, January 21, 2019 - 12:42
Kilifi County plans to redevelop existing dilapidated national government estates in urban areas to cater for state’s affordable housing agenda since the county has no free land for the purpose. Kilifi county housing officer Andrew Mwasya said though the county government lacks land in urban centres for the project, a committee has been identifying old government housing estates that are either... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, January 21, 2019 - 12:38
Nusa Dua, Bali (ANTARA News) - Indonesia, through its Ministry of Environment and Forestry, has planned to create eco-friendly cities across the country on an ongoing basis by striving to implement better waste management practices. The plan and concept of eco-friendly cities was announced by the ministry at the 10th High-Level Seminar on Sustainable Cities attended by participants from ASEAN... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, January 21, 2019 - 12:10
With the right policies, these tech-advanced and data-driven modes of transport can ensure safe and reliable transportation for all   By Aniruddha Dasgupta and Guangzhe Chen Monday 21 January 2019   More than 300 new bike-share services were launched worldwide last year. Ride-hailing services such as Uber and Didi Chuxing together provide more than 45 million rides a day.... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, January 21, 2019 - 11:55
The Arab Spring protests in 2011 marked the moment when contemporary urbanism became a field of intense interest in the Middle East. The region is home to some of the world’s greatest and oldest cities, but drawing a connection between urbanism and society has long been relegated to the domain of academics. Then the Arab Spring broke out on the streets of the region’s great cities, and the world... Read more