In September, over 200 delegates including city leaders from 14 countries and 85 senior Chinese city officials gathered in the rapidly growing western Chinese city of Chongqing for the first City Infrastructure Forum, China. Jonathan Andrews and Roman Rollnick report.Read more
On 12 September, incumbent Sergey Sobyanin was sworn in as the next mayor of Moscow with promises to make Moscow a more liveable city. Eugene Gerden reports from Russia on the ambitious plans for development of the capitalRead more
The quantity of wastewater produced in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is rising drastically and given the scarcity of water in the region, there is a clear need to reuse this resource. Kirsty Tuxford reveals the latest technological developments, which provide for wastewater treatment with minimal impact on the environmentRead more
The Ashegoda wind farm, Sub-Saharan Africa’s largest, has begun production in Ethiopia, adding 120 MW in capacity to the country’s burgeoning renewable energy plans. With planned annual production of 400 GWh, the new complex located close to the city of Mekele, will save 300,000 tonnes of CO2 per year and provide a source of renewable electricity for nearly one million people every year.
Governments around the world meeting at the Warsaw climate change conference this month reached a partial deal after marathon overnight talks finally wound up in the early hours of Sunday 24 November. It was the first meeting of the parties at which cities were formally invited to participate.
At the Greenbuild International Conference yesterday, Matthew Lynch from the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) presented a report to Michael Nutter, Mayor of Philadelphia, setting out sustainability initiatives to support Philadelphia’s goal of becoming the ‘Greenest City in America’.
Three cities have signed an agreement to collaborate on establishing a common platform for using and sharing their data both within, as well as between, cities and their citizens via simple, mobile applications.
In September, over 200 delegates including city leaders from 14 countries and 85 senior Chinese city officials gathered in the rapidly growing western Chinese city of Chongqing for the first City Infrastructure Forum, China. Jonathan Andrews and Roman Rollnick report.
Mayor of New York, Michael R. Bloomberg, and Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan have announced that all 250,000 standard street light fixtures in New York City will be replaced with energy-efficient, light-emitting diodes (LEDs) by 2017.
Taking the creative transformation of urban spaces in a bustling, crowded city to a new level, Hong Kong is set to enjoy a week-long festival, between 7-15 December, of the latest in urban creativity.