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[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 09:16
Where Collaboration, innovation, partnership and health come together One of the many hopes for the Global Climate Action Summit is that it will be a hub of idea-sharing and learning between many innovative climate leaders.  It is only in acting and thinking together may we be able to fulfill the Paris Agreement and the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).  This blog series highlights the... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 09:14
A forthcoming study of over a hundred new cities being built around the world suggests developers and planning authorities are doing very little to make their projects resilient to climate change. On the contrary, a boom in new city projects in coastal areas – including some on reclaimed land in the sea – appears to fly in the face of the danger of rising sea levels and more frequent extreme... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 09:12
Just as with any true love, to adore a city is to adore all of its parts. That means the iconic buildings, carefully tended streetscapes and sidewalk cafes, of course, but also the grittier side, such as an impassioned curbside conversation and honking horns. To successfully navigate city life is its own accomplishment, bestowing confidence in the young, gratitude in the middle aged, and... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 09:10
Will the infrastructures of our cities be able to keep up with increasing urban populations? A look at Mexico City suggests that we’re confronting a huge problem. By 2030, 41 cities around the globe are projected to have a population of more than 10 million. Today’s 10 most populous cities—from Tokyo, with 38 million, to Sao Paulo, with 21—collectively house 257 million people. It’s staggering to... Read more
[ 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
[ 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