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[ News ] Posted on Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 10:17
Challenges in waste management are quite prevalent, not just in Kenya, but also globally. The problem is exacerbated in the developing countries due to the high population growth and the rapid and sometimes unplanned urbanisation. The main reasons are infrastructural inadequacies and changing consumption trends or habits.  Urban centres bear the largest share of the burden in waste... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 10:10
The public sector needs a discussion about issues of transparency, fairness and the preservation of human values. The last few years have seen cities around the world embarking on the journey to make their infrastructure and operations more intelligent. Not only are cities investing significant resources to upgrade their physical infrastructure with technology, but analytical solutions are being... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 10:09
The second international conference on sustainable urbanization which began yesterday will propose solutions to challenging urban developmen. In Cameroon, just like in other African countries, it is common to see slum neighbourhoods which are heavily populated urban areas characterized by substandard housing, inadequate access to clean water and sanitation, and a constantly changing residential... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 14:02
Many smart city projects that I encounter seem to address a single issue, or be the preserve of a single city department or agency. Outwardly this is odd, for two reasons. A city is a system-of-systems, and major opportunities are known to lie in optimizing different systems together (think water and energy; social services and education, or disaster resilience and just about any other system).... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 12:35
The ecosystem concept, once confined to its biological origins, has found new life in the smart city. When natural systems begin to evolve, there is at first low diversity and complexity. Over time, diversity expands, system interactions get more complex, and cooperation is necessary to ensure the success of the community. Similarly, early smart city programs consisted of a limited number of... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 11:52
Three new finance initiatives and partnerships have been launched that will accelerate the implementation of the Paris Agreement in cities and local governments. The announcements were made during the One Planet Summit, which was held in Paris on 12 December to mark the two-year anniversary of COP21 where the Paris Agreement was signed. Global Urbis The Global Covenant of Mayors has partnered... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 11:26
Today’s typical vision of the future city, how we travel, and how people interact physically and virtually is automated and mobile. As one example, Ford released its Cities of Tomorrow campaign to sell this type of “smart” city. This vision is largely defined by the private sector and technology companies. The limits of this vision raise legitimate concerns. How safe is it? How accessible and... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Monday, December 11, 2017 - 16:49
The Problem: Roughly 54% of the world’s population lives in cities, and is responsible for producing 80% of greenhouse gas emissions worldwide – resulting in an environmental crisis on a global scale. While governments on a national level may not agree on the action required to reverse this impact, governments on the local level can come together to develop solutions that address urgent... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Monday, December 11, 2017 - 16:41
On Thursday 12 April you are welcome at the annual conference ' Future Urban Mobility 2018 '. With the theme The resilience of the future city , we look at important developments in the area of ​​mobility, infrastructure and living. Challenges in urban accessibility Mobility as a Service Inner city construction logistics The power of data These themes are central to which we talk about with... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Monday, December 11, 2017 - 16:36
The sixth consecutive organization of the Smart Cities Conference is loyal to the March meeting and will also be the dynamic annual meeting of all stakeholders for the development of "smart" and sustainable cities in 2018. Besides, the previous events became the reference point for the issues concerning the "smart" cities in Greece, with the joint presence of Mayors & High Representatives... Read more