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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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COP21 needs cities and cities need COP21

COP21 needs cities and cities need COP21

Next month over 50,000 leaders will gather from governments, cities, business, science, finance, policy, and civil society to debate and (hopefully) decide on a world climate change treaty that steers us towards a sustainable future for our planet. I believe cities are at the

Categories: Economy, Environment, People, Living, Risk, Business, Finance systems, Energy and water, Regulation

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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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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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Is it too late to act on climate change?

Is it too late to act on climate change?

“It is technically feasible to transition to a low-carbon economy,” said Youba Sokona, Co-Chair of IPCC Working Group III last week in Copenhagen. “But what is lacking are appropriate policies and institutions. See the interview on Al Zazeera.

Categories: Environment

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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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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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