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.

The calm after the storm

The calm after the storm

Deputy Mayors Holloway and Gibbs release Hurricane Sandy after-action report following extensive review of preparedness and recovery operations.

Categories: Risk, Emergency services, Governance, New York

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New pilot programme in New York to pay parking meters remotely and launch real-time parking availability map

New pilot programme in New York to pay parking meters remotely and launch real-time parking availability map

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and New York City Department of Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan announced this week the start of two pilot programmes allowing motorists to pay parking meter remotely via smartphone apps and to view real-time curbside parking availability within the Belmont Business Improvement District in the Bronx.

Categories: Transport, Technology, New York

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New York takes measures to improve the strength and resilience of the Empire State’s Infrastructure

New York takes measures to improve the strength and resilience of the Empire State’s Infrastructure

Three months after Hurricane Sandy hit New York, a commission formed to investigate how the city could be more resilient, officially released it’s finding last week from the office of Andrew Cuomo of New York state, who established the commission.

Categories: Governance, Risk, Funding, Energy and water, Regulation, New York

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News round-up - November

News round-up - November

World Cities Network rounds-up November's leading news from around the world. This month's summary includes the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy in the USA, flood-protection strategies in the UK and an infrastructure blockade in India.

Categories: Design, Governance, Business, Technology, London, New York

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World Cities Network interviews David Burney

World Cities Network interviews David Burney

Podcast: Brian Kilkelly talks to David Burney, Commissioner of New York City Department of Design & Construction on technology and new innovations in New York.

Categories: Regulation, Meet the experts, New York

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How resilient is New York when confronted with a natural disaster?

How resilient is New York when confronted with a natural disaster?

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, could the city have made more long-term investments to make New York’s infrastructure more resilient?

Categories: Environment, People, Governance, Emergency services, New York

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Challenges of the political and regulatory landscape

Challenges of the political and regulatory landscape

Smart cities are hampered by politics and age-old regulation, according to leaders in the planning and development sectors from both the UK and the US. At a roundtable discussion with World Cities Network, a select group of city planners, legal representatives and engineers discussed opportunities and barriers in policy and regulation on both sides of the Atlantic, recognising a consensus in these areas.

Categories: People, Living, Governance, Technology, London, New York

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