Urban Themes

[ Document ] Posted on Friday, November 17, 2017 - 21:06
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[ News ] Posted on Friday, November 17, 2017 - 12:08
The future of Europe will be made in cities and their creative citizens will be paramount to help bring solutions to societal challenges, said Daniël Termont, Mayor of Ghent and President of EUROCITIES. “We need to show the public how Europe enables us to improve city life,” he said during the Brussels-based city network’s annual conference in Ljubljana, Slovenia. “It has been my ambition, and it... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Friday, November 17, 2017 - 12:06
The city of Dubai, United Arab Emirates, has been awarded the Smart City of 2017 at the seventh edition of the Global Smart City Awards, which took place at the Smart City Expo World Congress in Barcelona. “We are very proud of this accomplishment and believe that this honour is a true reflection, not just of Smart Dubai’s achievements, but a testament to the UAE’s success in creating the future... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Friday, November 17, 2017 - 12:00
Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates has purchased nearly 25,000 acres of land in southwestern Arizona for the construction of a brand-new "smart city," AZ Central reports. In conjunction with Belmont Partners, who holds the property, Gates's investment firm Cascade Investment LLC has committed $80 million to build a community composed of offices, stores, schools, and homes. The community... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 16:03
The good news is that its elements were all consciously chosen and implemented – and by the same logic, they can now be consciously re-structured. Recently the world passed the one-year anniversary of a major milestone: the final approval of the “New Urban Agenda,” a landmark document issued at the conclusion of the Habitat III conference in Quito, Ecuador, and later adopted by acclamation by all... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 12:41
Cities that were at the forefront of limiting their own participation in aggressive federal immigration enforcement are now expanding the scope of their work: Protecting their residents from data-collection and surveillance, too. Wilmer Catalan-Ramirez has been awaiting deportation at the McHenry County Jail since seven Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents entered his home in March,... Read more

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