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[ News ] Posted on Monday, January 23, 2017 - 11:02
As startup districts proliferate, city planners aim to build tech hubs with a community focus Silicon Valley may still be the center of today’s tech world, but if you want to see the future of American innovation, take a trip to Durham, North Carolina. In a restored factory complex near downtown, entrepreneurs are building companies inside warehouses where generations of workers once... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, January 23, 2017 - 10:13
If urbanisation is one of the most important global trends of the 21st century, with some 70% of the world’s population forecasted to live in cities by 2050, then urbanisation in Africa — and the ways in which that growth occurs — marks one of the most significant opportunities for achieving global sustainable development. By 2050, cities in the developing world will absorb more than two billion... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, January 23, 2017 - 10:02
The highways around where I live in Portland, Oregon are like congestion voids—black holes or boundless oceans. You go in hoping to reappear elsewhere in the city or beyond, but without any assurance of exiting at all; time and space cease to have any meaning as waves and waves of Subarus roll toward the horizon. As once-plentiful provisions of Planet Money podcasts dwindle, you can feel madness... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, January 23, 2017 - 09:50
CAPE TOWN, South Africa — As the world starts to tackle the hefty task of meeting new development goals, governments have pledged to bolster statistical systems at all levels, including in cities. Particular urgency is being felt around the new Sustainable Development Goals, an overarching framework that will guide global anti-poverty and sustainability efforts through 2030. Those 17 goals came... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Friday, January 20, 2017 - 10:02
From diplomacy-minded youths in Canada to African architects, dozens of organizations around the world plan to host at least 45 gatherings this year to address implementation of the New Urban Agenda, the global vision on the future of cities adopted in October. While the agenda offers a broad 20-year road map on planning, building and managing sustainable cities, efforts are now turning to its... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Friday, January 20, 2017 - 09:55
Nairobi has been ranked the third best city in the world to visit in 2017 by United Kingdom travel publisher Rough Guides. Paris, France, took the first position on the list of top 10 cities in the world to visit in 2017 while Iran’s Isfahan and Nairobi were second and third overall respectively. Bristol, England, was placed fourth, Antwerp, Belgium, fifth, Medellin, Colombia sixth, Atlanta... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 15:56
The Smart Cities International Symposium and Exhibition, January 24-25, 2017 in Chicago brings together thought leaders and practitioners from around the world to explore the most recent technology advances, business models, and lessons learned to date in making the Smart City a reality. Expert speakers will examine the experiences of municipal governments who are pushing the envelope and moving... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 15:45
Join the Regional and Urban Design Committee of the American Institute of Architects and the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida for ACTIVE CITY, a multidisciplinary exchange of ideas on how the intersection of health and urban design is shaping communities. Attended by designers, planners, business leaders and health professionals from around the country seeking to expand their... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 15:31
A global vision for public transport has been set; intelligent, interconnected, sustainable, inclusive and cost-effective for both users and operators. So how do we achieve that as an industry? Transport Ticketing Global 2017, the annual get together for the entire public transport community involved in transport ticketing, passenger information or smart cities, will be looking to answer this... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 15:29
Kuala Lumpur, with RM765 million in total economic output, generates more than half of Malaysia’s GDP and is a bigger economy than Stuttgart or Stockholm, says study by the Martin Prosperity Institute. KUALA LUMPUR: A new study shows that by 2030, Malaysia will be as urbanised as today’s Canada and the United States. The report by the Martin Prosperity Institute, housed at the University of... Read more