Knowledge Hub

The Knowledge Hub provides news and analysis on how leaders in the built environment are making our cities resilient through design, technology, policy and finance. World Cities Network aims to deliver knowledge relevant to the real estate community which causes debate and learning.

Building Innovative Cities of the Future

Building Innovative Cities of the Future

Summary of keynote speech by Brian Kilkelly at MIPIM Japan, September 8, 2016, Osaka, Japan. Cities that are ‘smart’ focus on integrating their transport systems, infrastructure investments, making the most of technology and data advances, and exploiting the latest

Categories: Architecture, Environment, Technology

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Cradle to Cradle Dutch City Hall

Cradle to Cradle Dutch City Hall

Since 2014 World Cities Network and Eurbanlab have been collaborating to share insights and news on sustainable urban development & innovation. Eurbanlab bring news of London's iconic double-decker bus going 100% electric and a Cradle-to-Cradle city hall in the Netherlands.

Categories: Engineering, Architecture, Transport, Design, Energy and water

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Mikko Aho on Guggenheim and building high in Helsinki

Mikko Aho on Guggenheim and building high in Helsinki

Watch our latest city leader video interview with Mikko Aho, Director of Planning, City of Helsinki. We interviewed Mikko earlier this month during the week Guggenheim revealed the shortlist of contenders to design a new museum and Helsinki High Rise was announced.

Categories: Meet the experts, Architecture, Design, Living, Helsinki

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ACTION PLAN FOR CITIES - key points from the Forum

ACTION PLAN FOR CITIES - key points from the Forum

During the Tomorrow's City Infrastructure Forum, several ideas on how cities could take action to improve their resilience, vibrancy, and prosperity emerged. The first fruits of these ideas are shared here as well as an interactive mind-map created by the participants

Categories: Engineering, Architecture, People, Governance, Regulation

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AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED

AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED

The World Infrastructure Awards 2014 took place during the Tomorrow's City Infrastructure Forum at the Guildhall, London on April 25th. Three winners and three commendations were chosen by an outstanding group of judges drawn from across the world.

Categories: Engineering, Architecture, Transport, Environment, Technology, Energy and water

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Action Plan for Cities

Action Plan for Cities

World Cities Network and our hosts the City of London gathered city leaders and global corporations last week in London to create an action plan for resilient and vibrant cities and to celebrate the World Infrastructure Awards 2014.

Categories: Engineering, Architecture, Transport, Design, Economy, Environment, People, Living, Governance, Risk, Technology, Funding, Energy and water, Regulation

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City leaders share their views on the upcoming Infrastructure Forum

City leaders share their views on the upcoming Infrastructure Forum

Listen to leaders from London, Barcelona, and Helsinki speak about why they are looking forward to the upcoming Tomorrow's City Infrastructure Forum. Excitement is building for our forum to be held on April 25th in the City of London!

Categories: Architecture, Meet the experts, Transport, Economy, Environment, Living, Governance, Technology, Funding, Energy and water, Regulation

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Máirtín Ó Muilleoir

Interview with the Lord Mayor: Belfast's transformation and ambition

Belfast is transforming and is benefiting from the energy and ambition of it’s new Lord Mayor. Máirtín Ó Muilleoir speaks with Brian Kilkelly about Belfast’s strategy, the importance of buildings, and resilience.

Categories: Architecture, Meet the experts, Economy, People

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Is high rise the answer?

Is high rise the answer?

What solutions can architects provide for the rapidly increasing global population?

Categories: Architecture

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AIANY steps into public policy arena with platform for the future of the city

AIANY steps into public policy arena with platform for the future of the city

Long known for playing an advisory role to Mayoral administrations, agencies and the City Council, The American Institute of Architects New York Chapter has intensified its efforts to shape public policy. The AIANY has launched a major current effort called the " A Platform for the Future of the City" which will be considered by candidates running for office in New York this year.

Categories: Architecture

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