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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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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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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Future of Water for London Roundtable, October 23

Future of Water for London Roundtable, October 23

Imagination and innovation are required to make the most of UK infrastructure assets. Today World Cities Network will gather city and business leaders to consider how through greater collaboration we can secure our future water resources and build greater resilience in the face of rising demands?

Categories: Engineering, Environment, Governance, Risk, Funding, Energy and water

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Climate Change and Investment Roundtable

Climate Change and Investment Roundtable

On Thursday 20 June, World Cities Network and The City of London joined forces to host the Climate Change and Investment Roundtable at the Guildhall London, focusing on how real estate investors and developers can be incentivised to consider resilient design.

Categories: Engineering, Governance, Regulation

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Atkins’ Elspeth Finch awarded the Royal Academy of Engineering Silver Medal

Atkins’ Elspeth Finch awarded the Royal Academy of Engineering Silver Medal

We are delighted to announce that World Cities Network Advisor and Atkins Director Elspeth Finch has been awarded the Academy’s coveted Silver Medal for business and technical leadership in over 100 transport planning projects in the UK and internationally.

Categories: Engineering

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Resilient Cities – adapting to a changing world

Resilient Cities – adapting to a changing world

Arup's business magazine A2 looks at strategic business issues through expert thought pieces from industry leaders, clients, partners and our own specialists.

Categories: Engineering, Architecture

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Vietnam: Ho Chi Minh City Environmental Sanitation Project

Vietnam: Ho Chi Minh City Environmental Sanitation Project

The Ho Chi Minh City Environmental Sanitation (Nhieu Loc-Thi Nghe Basin) Project is having a transformational impact on the city, directly benefitting over 1.2 million people with improved sanitation and reduced flooding while at the same time serving as a new city asset that can be enjoyed by the people of Ho Chi Minh City.

Categories: Engineering, People, Living, Technology, Health

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