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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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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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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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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Citizen Centric Cities

Citizen Centric Cities

With more than 50% of the worlds population now living in cities we need a more radical and joined up approach to the way cities are managed and how they support and provide for a sustainable and high quality of life for the people who live, work and play in them.

Categories: People, Mobility

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Highlights from the London Aviation Debate: East vs West

Highlights from the London Aviation Debate: East vs West

Video: Highlights from the London Aviation Debate. Including the keynote speeches from Richard Gammon, aviation expert from HOK and Aviation Advisor to the Mayor of London, Daniel Moylan.

Categories: Transport, Design, Mobility, Meet the experts, London

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Cycle lanes in the sky

Cycle lanes in the sky

As the British government launches the campaign 'Get Britain Cycling', Exterior Achitecture proposes 'Cycle lanes in the sky'. A new piece of cycling infrastructure across the city of London.

Categories: Governance, Living, Mobility, London

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