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Posted on Monday, February 18, 2019 - 14:58
Savills Tech Cities index measures 30 cities from around the world against 100 individual metrics, ranging from the volume of inward venture capital investment through to the cost of a flat white coffee, to establish which cities are the most successful homes for tech and start-up companies SUMMARY Savills Tech Cities are important centres for tech in their region and VC investment hotspots.... Read more
Posted on Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 09:41
Around the world, there are extraordinary growth opportunities for cities, businesses and people. Between 2010 and 2025, nearly half (47%) of GDP growth will come from 443 growth economy cities that are on a trajectory to attract one billion new consumers.1 Growth comes with growing pains related to how cities function, how businesses meet labor needs and how people decide whether a job move is... Read more
Posted on Tuesday, February 5, 2019 - 10:37
Although momentum in the global economy appears to have peaked, there are still many cities in the world where both real estate and economic momentum continue to be robust. JLL’s City Momentum Index (CMI) is now in its sixth iteration. This year it focuses purely on short-term momentum over a three-year horizon, tracking a range of socio-economic and commercial real estate indicators to identify... Read more
Posted on Friday, February 1, 2019 - 15:41
Urban areas are expected to triple in size between 2000 and 2030. Unmanaged urban expansion increases the costs of service provision, deepens spatial inequities, and imposes heavy economic and environmental burdens. New analysis on 499 cities’ urban expansion confirm the challenge of rapid outward expansion are greatest in lower-income cities. Cities with rapid outward expansion are often... Read more
Posted on Tuesday, January 29, 2019 - 12:09
WCCD City Data for the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal highlights the fact that high calibre city level data is already building in breadth and depth to support the SDGs, and that this data is essential to the success of the SDGs, since city leaders stand at the pivotal points for global change in building a more sustainable planet. Cities represent more than 80 percent of global GDP... Read more
Posted on Monday, January 28, 2019 - 15:38
Austerity has hit cities hardest In a spending review year, Cities Outlook 2019 explores how local government cuts since 2010 have impacted UK cities, finding that cities have shouldered almost three-quarters of all local government spending cuts. Not only that, but with an ever-increasing demand for services like social care, cities are dedicating more and more of their spending to these vital... Read more
Posted on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 15:20
Shaping urbanization for children, a handbook on child-responsive urban planning, presents concepts, evidence and technical strategies to bring children to the foreground of urban planning. By focusing on children, this publication provides guidance on the central role that urban planning should play in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), from a global perspective to a local... Read more
Posted on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 - 10:12
The challenges in accessing land faced by women in the Muslim world do not substantially differ from those faced by women in other parts of the world. Various factors, including socially prescribed gender roles, unequal power dynamics at household and community level, discriminatory family practices, unequal access to justice, institutions and land administration processes, traditional norms and... Read more
Posted on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 16:10
The accelerating impacts of climate change, and the need to avoid much larger impacts in the future, bring urgency to scaling up action on adaptation and resilience. The World Bank Group (WBG) is making adaptation and resilience a key priority of its 2025 Climate Change Targets that will elevate adaptation to an equal footing with climate mitigation actions. Climate change threatens the... Read more
Posted on Monday, January 14, 2019 - 14:59
The “Housing, Land and Property Issues of Syrian Refugees in Lebanon from Homs City” project was launched in 2017 in partnership with UNHCR and with the support of the Ford Foundation. The aim of the study is to analyze the housing arrangements that refugees coming from Homs city have secured, seven years into the crisis, in addition to their living conditions, the implications of their legal... Read more

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