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Top urban news, trends and reports curated for the world’s city leaders. Edited by David Hatch

Residents of Mongolia’s capital will hold a protest next week to raise awareness about hazardous particulate levels, Bloomberg reports. 

December 23, 2016

The mayor’s newly appointed Advocate for the Innovation Economy cites gender diversity for startups as a top priority, Toronto Metro reports. 

December 22, 2016

The move lasts through the month of January, when India’s capital is often thick with haze, the Hindustan Times reports. 

December 22, 2016

Government-backed demolitions of waterfront shantytowns in Lagos have more than 300,000 residents at risk of eviction, PRI reports.

 
December 20, 2016

Improved civic engagement and political prospects are among the upsides, though challenges can include staffing demands, Public Agenda says.

December 16, 2016

A data revolution is needed to ensure that more stats about city life are accessible to app developers, the South China Morning Post says.

December 14, 2016

A Texas metropolis known for sprawl will feature a vast nature district with trails, lakes and an Audubon center, the Dallas News reports. 

December 13, 2016

The UN Economic Commission for Africa wants to empower African policymakers and urban planners to create more inclusive and sustainable cities. 

December 7, 2016

The nation’s largest planned metropolis is touted as clean, green and affordable, the Dhaka Tribune reports. 

December 7, 2016

The Brazilian city joins Medellín and Bogotá, Colombia, Santiago, Chile and Guadalajara, Mexico as winners of the regional competition. 

December 5, 2016

EUROCITIES recommends that municipalities manage this new economic model through regulation and extend it to all citizens. 

December 1, 2016

A delegation led by Mayor John Tory visited Tel Aviv and Ramallah to learn about fostering a startup culture, according to the City of Toronto.

December 1, 2016

Verde Vertical has added greenery to more than 400 public spaces across the megacity, CCTV America reports. 

November 30, 2016

A Facebook post by a resident harassed following the U. S. presidential election triggered grassroots support, North Country Public Radio reports.

November 25, 2016

A new book by Jill Jonnes explores how cities can protect, conserve and restore tree canopies, National Geographic reports. 

November 23, 2016

Lamia Kamal-Chaoui and Amy Liu write for Project Syndicate that cities have a key role in tackling deepening economic inequality.

November 23, 2016

The food activists who created the warehouse hope to introduce similar markets in every UK city, the Independent says. 

November 22, 2016

A new report from the Kresge Foundation and Abt Associates finds that cities are making progress on preparing for immediate extreme weather events. 

November 17, 2016

Improved management of existing water supplies can be a better option for cities than building dams and reservoirs, Ambient Cities says. 

November 16, 2016

The expansion of the central business district’s car-free zone is among the agenda topics, The New Times reports. 

November 15, 2016

The Prince’s Foundation for Building Community will offer online tools to help resource-strapped cities plan for huge population growth.

November 11, 2016

The social network for internal office communication is expected to cut down on email among government employees, GovInsider says. 

November 11, 2016

The tea vendors of India’s capital, many of whom are migrants, struggle to survive in a fast-changing city, Al Jazeera reports. 

November 10, 2016
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