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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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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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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City leaders share their views on the upcoming Infrastructure Forum

City leaders share their views on the upcoming Infrastructure Forum

Listen to leaders from London, Barcelona, and Helsinki speak about why they are looking forward to the upcoming Tomorrow's City Infrastructure Forum. Excitement is building for our forum to be held on April 25th in the City of London!

Categories: Architecture, Meet the experts, Transport, Economy, Environment, Living, Governance, Technology, Funding, Energy and water, Regulation

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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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San Francisco takes WiFi to the Park, an interview with Phil Ginsburg, City of San Francisco

San Francisco takes WiFi to the Park, an interview with Phil Ginsburg, City of San Francisco

As Google gears up to give the parks of San Francisco free wifi, we talked to the city's Recreation and Park Director, Phil Ginsburg, on wifi, dynamic workforces, inclusivity, and resilience. Could this be another fantastic benefit for the city or is it a technology intervention that could shatter the peace of their precious open spaces?

Categories: Economy, Mobility, Environment, People, Living, Technology, Business

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Lighting the way

Lighting the way

New images of HASSELL's $1.6bn Sydney Light Rail project for NSW Government

Categories: Transport, Design, Living, Environment, Sydney

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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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