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.

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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Eurbanlab now offering services

Eurbanlab now offering services

Climate-KIC supported the creation of a model to accelerate the application of successful and systemic innovations in sustainable urban development. On offer now is a unique assessment-method for urban innovations, a European library and showcasing service for innovations.

Categories: Transport, Design, Mobility, Environment, Technology, Housing, Finance systems, Energy and water

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Cities Convention: Building Cities of the Future Today

Cities Convention: Building Cities of the Future Today

World Cities Network partnered with BRE for their Cities Convention on 22-23 April 2015 at Altitude London. The day was spent considering how cities could be smarter, more sustainable and resilient. Lessons from early adopters of smart city solutions were discussed and questions considered included how do cities ensure growth brings social, environmental and economic benefits for all?

Categories: Engineering, Design, Environment, Technology, Housing

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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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Accelerate 2014, Outcomes from the Eurbanlab Community Conference

Accelerate 2014, Outcomes from the Eurbanlab Community Conference

In December 2014, experts and practitioners from across Europe involved in sourcing, creating, and delivering urban innovations gathered to discuss ways to accelerate the delivery of low carbon urban solutions for cities. Read about the interesting tools and case studies that were shared. Discover the secrets of success from some of the most innovative urban development projects in Europe.

Categories: Transport, Design, Economy, Environment, People, Living, Technology, Housing, Funding, Education, Energy and water

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Sharing spaces, smart transport and sustainable innovation top of the agenda at Urban Infrastructure 2014

Sharing spaces, smart transport and sustainable innovation top of the agenda at Urban Infrastructure 2014

The future of the city is smart and shareable! That was the overwhelming consensus from the Urban Infrastructure 2014 conference, organised by The Economist Events. The one-day symposium brought together some of the world’s most forward-thinking elected officials, city planners and industry-leaders to discuss how cities of the future can innovate to provide world class, intelligent infrastructure.

Categories: Design, Transport, Economy, Mobility, Governance, Finance systems, Funding

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Cities at the forefront of Europe's high-tech industry

Cities at the forefront of Europe's high-tech industry

During Expo Real this week in Munich, several of Europe's leading high-tech cities gathered to share experience on their approaches to stimulate thriving and innovative business environments for global firms and local start-ups. These are the very cities hosting the world famous Amazon, Angry Birds, Google, Michelin, Nokia, and Philips.

Categories: Transport, Design, Economy, Mobility, Environment, Governance, Technology, Business, Energy and water, Amsterdam

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An inconvenient urban future

An inconvenient urban future

Eurbanlab Community Director, Brian Kilkelly was invited to participate in the 9th Global Conference gathering to share perspectives on sustainable urban development trends and issues with experts from around the world. Under the honorable patronage of
 Mr. François Hollande
, President of the French Republic, the conference drew people from a diverse spectrum of specialism and geographies. The theme was ‘Time to make a choice’.

Categories: Design, Economy, Mobility, Environment, Energy and water, Finance systems

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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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London Energy Workshop

London Energy Workshop

World Cities Network in collaboration with the Greater London Authority gathered built environment leaders, academic, ngo’s, and utility providers for one day to discuss and explore ways to accelerate the development of smart energy infrastructure.

Categories: Transport, Design, Economy, Technology, Energy and water

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