Breakthroughs, trends and innovations from cities around the globe
Top urban news, trends and reports curated for the world’s city leaders. Edited by David Hatch
Cities are not keeping pace with disaster protection and resilience, writes Vinod Thomas of the Asian Development Bank.
The prohibition follows recent moves by London and Paris to ban or limit older vehicles from city roads, the Times of India and NPR report.
Green bonds and emissions-trading schemes are among the options detailed by Siemens, the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group and Citi.
Government intervention in the form of subsidies, tax incentives and block grants is needed to address urban housing needs, the World Bank says.
Urbanization is increasing demand for livestock and encroaching on natural habitats with urban growth, the Worldwatch Institute says.
A scholarship fund established by local donors in Kalamazoo covers in-state college tuition costs for eligible students, Time reports.
The software designed by Amnesty International Brazil features crowd-sourced data on shootouts, location, injuries and fatalities, PRI reports.
Gleaming cities such as Dubai and Abu Dhabi stand in stark contrast to old city centers in the region that are scarred by war and decay, Places Journal says.
Parts of Chile’s capital are transforming into a walker’s paradise, the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy says.
Proposals include charging a fee for drivers entering the city with older, polluting cars, blue & green tomorrow reports.
NACTO, an association of urban transportation officials in the U. S., urges cities to rethink road design, plan for traffic spikes and impose safety measures.
Kibera residents can purchase affordable water and access clean restrooms, laundry and other services, according to the Cal Alumni Association, UC Berkeley.
Urban areas account for half the world’s population, but generate more than two-thirds of the fossil-fuel emissions, Clean Technica reports.
New research indicates that China’s capital is dropping by up to 11 cm (4 inches) a year thanks to excessive groundwater extraction, CNN reports.
More cities are expected to follow the lead of Santiago, Chile by harnessing the sun and wind as energy sources for transit networks, Fast Company reports.
Kigali and other Rwandan cities must construct more high rises as land becomes scarce for development, the New Times reports.
Proponents of the affordable, fuel-efficient transit option say that better urban planning would reduce traffic violations, Chinadialogue reports.
Elevated walkways shelter pedestrians from the elements, fumes and noise, allowing them to navigate cities with ease, Places Journal reports.
Virginia Raggi plans to recoup money for public services by ending waste, fraud and mismanagement in city government, AFP reports.
Municipalities that represent 439 million people have made pledges, the Worldwatch Institute says.
Mongolia is making it easier to find both city dwellers in Ulaanbaatar and nomads, NPR reports.
The gleaming hilltop metropolis of Rawabi, now home to 250 families, could serve as a template for other new cities in the region, the AP reports.
The city is investing more than $325 million to dramatically expand ferryboat service that matches the subway in price, the New York Times reports.
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