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[ Event ] Posted on Monday, September 2, 2019 - 11:49
This event will will bring together cities and researchers to investigate how the benefits of green and blue infrastructure can help in tackling urban socio-ecological challenges. It will also look at how cities can ensure that all urban dwellers have a just and equitable access to these benefits, that they are distributed fairly across urban landscapes and that they contribute to human well-... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, September 2, 2019 - 09:47
As Europeans strive to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, cities across the continent are promoting cycling like never before. Yet most American cities lag far behind. Why? It's not simply that Americans love their cars more and need them to navigate a large nation. Bicycles were once the future of urban transportation, before motor vehicles disastrously supplanted them. If Americans built... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, September 2, 2019 - 09:42
hange is happening in the mobility industry. Digitalisation is picking up speed and providing higher availability, greater automation, endless connectivity, and improved sustainability – a change not only needed in the sector but welcomed. As cities continue to grow, the demand for efficient mass transit continues to increase. Today, over half the world’s population is already living in cities,... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Friday, August 30, 2019 - 10:14
Over the past seven years more than 100 research projects at the Co-operative Research Centre for Low Carbon Living, in collaboration with industry across Australia, have pondered a very big question: How do we build future cities that are sustainable, liveable and affordable? This is exactly what Australians want, as the recent Greater Sydney Commission report, The Pulse of Greater Sydney,... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Friday, August 30, 2019 - 10:04
As one of the best-known urban communities globally, Masdar City is changing the way cities are built around the world With the UN predicting that the world’s population will increase to 9.7 billion by 2050—and with 68 per cent of those people expected to live in cities—it is vital that citizen-centric, sustainable communities are developed. One of the biggest challenges that cities face today is... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Friday, August 30, 2019 - 09:54
It's been eight years since Vancouver adopted the goal of becoming the greenest city in the world by 2020 and that deadline is swiftly approaching. On Thursday, the federal government announced it will be giving $22 million to help the city create an urban climate centre and while the funding isn't specifically linked to the city's goal, it's part of the federal government's plan to make... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Friday, August 30, 2019 - 09:51
The Fourth Industrial Revolution heralds a new era in human development, one characterized by extraordinary technological advances coupled with unprecedented investment in how data can drive urban futures. Feedback loops between humans and the urban environment are the driving force behind both technological developments and the generation of data to advance human progress. While nation-states... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 14:37
The event will bring together government leaders, city professionals, civil society, international organizations, and global private sector experts to explore how we can plan, fund, and implement sustainable development paths for our cities. Organized jointly by the World Bank’s Global Platform for Sustainable Cities (GPSC), City of São Paulo, and the Brazilian Sustainable Cities Program, the... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 10:30
 An international team of researchers has carried out the first systematic global review of water reallocation from rural to urban regions - the practice of transferring water from rural areas to cities to meet demand from growing urban populations. They found that 69 cities with a population of 383 million people receive approximately 16 billion cubic meters of reallocated water per year -... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 09:19
A trio of researchers at the Polytechnic University of Turin has ranked the major cities of the world by transportation accessibility to highlight inequality in major urban areas. In their paper published in the journal Royal Society Open Science, Indaco Biazzo, Bernardo Monechi and Vittorio Loreto describe their study and explain what it shows. Over the past century, major cities around the... Read more