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[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 16:19
As extreme weather conditions become the new normal—from floods in Baton Rouge and Venice to wildfires in California, we need to clean and save stormwater for future use while protecting communities from flooding and exposure to contaminated water. Changing how we manage stormwater has the potential to preserve access to water for future generations; prevent unnecessary illnesses, injuries, and... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, March 3, 2020 - 16:23
Overlapping forms of inequality contribute to violent victimization in cities, from wealth inequality to educational opportunities and property rights; In virtually every city, the vast majority of violent crime is concentrated in just a few neighbourhoods; To reverse inequality and make cities safer, governments, business and civil society groups must start by targeting hot spots, especially in... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, March 3, 2020 - 15:53
Over the next three decades, cities are projected to add yet another 2.5 billion more people. Innovations from smart trash collection to wearables for police officers are revolutionizing how cities operate. 4 ways the internet of things is transforming cities. Image: Visual Capitalist Urban populations are rising around the world, but cities are struggling to keep up. As the silent force... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, March 2, 2020 - 16:15
With the aim of becoming carbon-neutral by 2035 and with coal banned from energy production in Finland from 2029, Helsinki is strongly dedicated to the decarbonisation of cities. Several cities already have ambitious plans to reduce carbon emissions. The City of Helsinki takes things one step further in declaring that it will not rely on biomass-fired heating, making the city’s energy production... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, March 2, 2020 - 15:24
To build citizen-centric smart cities, one needs smart infrastructure in place to ensure an intelligent, connected ecosystem In popular culture, smart cities are often perceived as unrecognizable cities with sky touching buildings and air cars navigating on virtual roads. In reality, a smart city is one that uses technology to improve and transform the lives of its citizens, while minimizing the... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 15:57
Within the framework of the UCLG Congress in Durban, Metropolis released the first of a series of regional reports: the African Metropolitan Report The African Metropolitan Report was presented in the morning of the past 13th November, at the congress’ session titled “Forum of African Metropolises”, which was chaired by Mr David Makhura, Premier of Gauteng Province and co-president of Metropolis... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 15:47
At the beginning of a new decade, the discussion around internationalisation policies becomes central to improve the quality of life in metropolitan areas. Metropolis, the World Association of the Major Metropolises faces this theme with its newest publication from the Issue Papers collection: “Internationalisation of metropolitan spaces”. The peculiarities related to the scale and organisation... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 16:29
Safety is a high priority for urban planners, but places that feel safe for some might not for others. Research in Ireland looked at the experiences of people with disabilities in urban areas. The findings could help improve urban areas for all residents. Creating safe and secure urban spaces is a core concern for city managers, urban planners and policy workers. Safety is a slippery concept... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 16:20
Mérida, a city in Mexico’s lush Yucatán Peninsula, is home to 2.3 million trees, which cover more than 20% of the metropolitan area. Mérida’s officials know that these trees provide benefits to the residents, but until recently they didn’t know how much these benefits were worth or how they were distributed across the city. That made it difficult for the officials to know where to focus their... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 16:13
Urban safety is as much about changing social relations as it is about everyday maintenance Creating safe and secure urban spaces is a core concern for city managers, urban planners, and policy workers. Safety is a slippery concept to pin down, not least because it is a subjective experience.  It incorporates our perceptions of places and memories, but also norms in society about who is... Read more

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