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

Annexation of East Cleveland would only proceed if funding is available to meet the suburb’s development and infrastructure needs, Cleveland.com reports.  

September 27, 2016

New apps include a program that aids in visualizing what new urban development will look like, Devex reports.

September 23, 2016

Financial accountability, transparency and gender equality are among the key priorities, Prothom Alo reports.

September 21, 2016

Winners in ten categories will announced in Mexico City on December 1.

September 21, 2016

Greenery, good access to public transit and dense living environments have positive impacts on mental health, the American Psychiatric Association says. 

September 19, 2016

Cities are finding new ways to keep usable food from going to waste, Apolitical reports. 

September 16, 2016

The national government has adopted plans to pursue sustainable urbanization in six secondary cities, the New Times reports. 

September 16, 2016

An upcoming World Bank report cites two cities in Colombia and one in Brazil as models for overcoming urban violence. 

September 15, 2016

Precise, high-definition, three-dimensional maps would enable autonomous cars to recognize traffic lights, turns and dips in roads, Forbes and Nikkei report. 

September 12, 2016

A mobile app will help Nairobi residents avoid dangerous areas and city leaders boost crime prevention, the Daily Nation reports. 

September 8, 2016

Post-apartheid redevelopment efforts are displacing poor residents and dividing citizens along racial lines, Al Jazeera reports. 

September 8, 2016

Many residents of Egypt’s sprawling capital would rather place a small home-delivery order than brave the heat and traffic, the New York Times reports. 

September 6, 2016

Notable initiatives include the world’s largest bike rental scheme and the relocation of farmers to high rises, China Daily and the Wall Street Journal report. 

September 6, 2016

The 500 sensors being deployed across Chicago will gather data to shape policies and improve safety, USA Today reports.

September 2, 2016

Urban designers are helping three major U. S. cities strengthen resilience on everything from floods to food deserts, the American Institute of Architects says.

September 2, 2016

At least 19 massive urban zones are envisioned that would integrate the infrastructure, economies and governance of regional cities, Bloomberg View reports.

September 1, 2016

Cities are passing laws that require growth to be upward, taxing unoccupied dwellings and adding buffers to limit expansion, Apolitical reports. 

August 30, 2016

Bloomberg Philanthropies and Harvard University want to equip hundreds of mayors and top aides with skills and resources that can help them govern more effectively.

August 29, 2016

New research shows a correlation between increasing intensity of the urban ‘heat-island effect’ and suicides among seniors 65 and older, the Taipei Times reports.

August 25, 2016

The Rockefeller Foundation is seeking scalable solutions on crime, pollution, education, inequality and more. 

August 25, 2016

The Bonaventure freeway will be transformed into a green urban boulevard, the CBC reports. 

August 23, 2016

A typical superblock consists of nine square blocks, with the periphery open to all traffic but only local access to interior streets, Vox reports. 

August 22, 2016

Municipal governments are extending their reach into issues such as immigration, climate change and peacemaking, Devex reports. 

August 19, 2016
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