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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

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

Better coordination among local and national officials and more emphasis on social inclusion are among the recommendations from EUROCITIES.  

October 27, 2016

The American Society of Landscape Architects recommends that cities respect the forces of nature in their planning choices.

October 27, 2016

A delegation from Ethiopia’s capital visited Ahmedabad, Indore and Bhopal for tips on launching express bus service, WRI India reports.

October 26, 2016

A new study from the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy measures access to public transport in 26 global cities.

October 25, 2016

The inaugural Milan Pact Awards recognized eight cities on five continents for efforts to address inequity with access to nourishing food. 

October 25, 2016

Resource-stretched municipalities can jump innovation cycles and apply lessons learned elsewhere, the Asian Development Bank says. 

October 20, 2016

Millions of people could be spared from poverty, and billions of dollars saved, if cities devote more attention to resilience, the World Bank says. 

October 15, 2016

City leaders can take advantage of emerging technologies and an evolving marketplace to sidestep national governments, Arup says. 

October 12, 2016

Partnerships with national governments, development finance institutions and the private sector can enable Global South cities to issue green bonds, Environmental Finance reports. 

October 12, 2016

The Chicago-based firm, Ekistic, wants to help fledgling companies build viable businesses that can make cities more efficient.

October 12, 2016

French Polynesia and the Seasteading Institute would use the waterborne community as a technology testbed, Business Insider reports. 

October 7, 2016

The community in the city of Almere would harvest rainwater, grow its own food and monitor energy use with sensors, Business Insider reports. 

October 7, 2016

The U. S. Trade and Development Agency is scouting for urban innovation projects in both nations.

October 7, 2016
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