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.

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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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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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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In the face of extraordinary change - MIPIM 2013

In the face of extraordinary change - MIPIM 2013

Cannes, 13 March 2013, World Cities Network, in partnership with Arup, held the first of a series of Resilient Cities leadership debates. The discussion examined the way in which cities finance investment in urban infrastructure, the importance of providing a strong and long-term city plan to create a stable investment environment.

Categories: Architecture, Engineering, Design, Governance, Finance systems, Funding

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Time is running out for Detroit

Time is running out for Detroit

Once the birthplace of the US car industry, The fiscal crisis which has been crippling Detroit for years is now pushing the city ever closer to breaking point. Last Tuesday, it was announced that the city’s financial problems have now been passed over to Michigan’s governor after a state-appointed review team confirmed the city was in a financial emergency with “no satisfactory plan” to resolve it.

Categories: Governance, Funding, Finance systems, Detroit

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The six steps to a Smarter City; and the philosophical imperative for taking them

The six steps to a Smarter City; and the philosophical imperative for taking them

Executive Architect at IBM and Advisory Board Member to World Cities Network, Rick Robinson gives his six steps to a Smarter City and the philosophical imperative for taking them.

Categories: Design, Technology, Business, Finance systems, Funding, Birmingham

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World Cities Network's vision and values

World Cities Network's vision and values

Brian Kilkelly, CEO of World Cities Network, explains the ideas and purpose behind the organisation.

Categories: Governance, Risk, Technology, Finance systems

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