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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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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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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Future of Water for London Roundtable, October 23

Future of Water for London Roundtable, October 23

Imagination and innovation are required to make the most of UK infrastructure assets. Today World Cities Network will gather city and business leaders to consider how through greater collaboration we can secure our future water resources and build greater resilience in the face of rising demands?

Categories: Engineering, Environment, Governance, Risk, Funding, Energy and water

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Surviving The Storm

Surviving The Storm

How can the infrastructure of small coastal towns along the NY coast recover from the impact of Superstorm Sandy.

Categories: Risk, Architecture, Design

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UK businesses urged to tackle disaster risk reduction in new UN / PwC led initiative

UK businesses urged to tackle disaster risk reduction in new UN / PwC led initiative

A new report by the UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR) and PwC warns large multinationals’ dependencies on international supply chains, infrastructure and markets poses a systemic risk to ‘business as usual’.

Categories: Governance, Risk, Funding, Emergency services, Regulation

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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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Study finds cities could save billions of dollars by investing in resilience

Study finds cities could save billions of dollars by investing in resilience

Arup, Regional Plan Association and Siemens present a report on resilient infrastructure. As damages due to natural hazards increase dramatically, technology is an important lever to make cities more resilient.

Categories: Living, Governance, Risk

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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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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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