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

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

The Dhaka-based charity BRAC is encouraging young entrepreneurs to dream up ideas for improving health, transit and employment.

November 9, 2016

India’s capital may reinstate temporary restrictions on vehicles, the Times of India says.  

November 8, 2016

The World Habitat Awards selected a dozen finalists with innovative approaches to sheltering and employing poor urban populations. 

November 3, 2016

The city plans several facilities where addicts can inject heroin in a sterile environment with access to medical treatment, Bloomberg BusinessWeek reports.

November 2, 2016

The city will provide soil and seeds to gardeners who are encouraged to grow vegetation wherever they can, Inhabitat reports. 

November 1, 2016

Inspired by New York’s High Line, the park would double as a recreational space and natural habitat, Kansas City’s official website says. 

November 1, 2016

The city wins plaudits for its ‘smart’ city advances while prompting concerns about how it will use the data it gathers, Forbes reports.  

October 28, 2016
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