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.

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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China - the drive to improve the urban revolutionChina - the drive to improve the urban revolution

China - the drive to improve the urban revolution

Personal account from Brian Kilkelly, CEO of World Cities Network on his experiences in China this winter during an EU mission to two provinces. Over 200 urban and governance leaders from Xinjiang and Shanxi provinces were engaged on a wide range of urbanisation issues.

Categories: Economy, Mobility, Environment, People, Living, Governance, Technology, Housing, Business, Regulation

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Building a vision for the City of London

Building a vision for the City of London

World Cities Network facilitated a vision building workshop for the Transport and Sustainability Forum, a multi-stakeholder group with about 180 members, serving the interests of both businesses and residents in the City of London.

Categories: Economy, Mobility, Environment, People, Living, Governance, Risk, Technology, Housing, Business, Health, Education, Energy and water

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News round-up - May

News round-up - May

World Cities Network rounds-up leading news from around the world in May. This month's summary includes Surat's transformation to one of the three cleanest cities of India, Designing cities for better health and Africa's 'new cities': Urban future or utopian fantasies?

Categories: Technology, Housing, Energy and water

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Future Cities Fringe Culture Communes in Cannes

Future Cities Fringe Culture Communes in Cannes

Real estate pros recently met in Cannes for the industry show MIPIM. But if you listened closely, you would have heard a conversation developing on the fringes about future cities.

Categories: Housing

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Zero Carbon Homes Delay in the UK is 'Harmful' To Property Building

Zero Carbon Homes Delay in the UK is 'Harmful' To Property Building

A group of Labour MPs has urged the British Government to clarify its planned changes to the building code in order to boost growth. Labour has urged the Government to say where it stands on zero carbon homes amid claims a lack of clarity is holding back the housing industry.

Categories: Governance, Housing

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What's next for Grand Paris?

What's next for Grand Paris?

Five years after the launch of the Grand Paris masterplan, measures put in place to improve Greater Paris have draw to a halt due to conflicting interests and government cuts. Leaders in the built environment from the public and private sector met last month in the French capital to discuss how the city can be resilient against the current economic shocks.

Categories: Transport, Housing, Paris

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