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The new cathedrals of football

Mané Garrincha Stadium, Brasília

Richard Forster reports from Brasilia, which following the successful staging of seven World Cup matches, is bidding to have its stadium officially rated the most sustainable in the world

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A new era for traffic control

Municipal traffic controllers can access a central traffic control system via a private Cloud from their PC, tablet or smartphone

Intelligent software and cloud-based solutions have the potential to revolutionise a city’s mobility. Nick Michell looks at new software developed by Siemens that allows city managers to monitor and maintain traffic lights and detectors from any location in the world using a private cloud

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Interview with Anna Lisa Boni, Secretary General of EUROCITIES

Anna Lisa Boni, Secretary General of EUROCITIES

Anna Lisa Boni took up her new post as Secretary General of EUROCITIES, the Brussels-based network of major European cities, on 19 June. She spoke with Jonathan Andrews about how she believes that cities are the engines to drive Europe out of its economic slump and if cities are to innovate, they must network more with each other

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Cape Town must use design award to close the urban divide

Cape Town: a sea of shacks as far as the eye can see stretches from the airport towards the city

Cape Town is celebrating its new found honour as the World Design Capital 2014 but as Roman Rollnick observes from his recent visit, the city has a long way to go in bridging the urban divide between its residents

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Registration open for the URBAN FUTURE Global Conference 2014

URBAN FUTURE

Organised in cooperation with the United Nations, the URBAN FUTURE Global Conference 2014 in Austria from 18-19 November will host over 120 high profile international speakers and up to 1,200 delegates from Europe and beyond, making it the premier smart city event in Central Europe. Register now to enjoy a 30 percent discount off your registration fee.

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World Cities Conference to help future-proof world cities

The conference will look at how cities can be made safer, more secure, smarter and more resilient

To help future-proof world cities, the World Cities Conference is set to take place in London on 9-10 October 2014. Organised by London First and CIR Magazine, the two-day event that will take a holistic look at how cities can be made safer, more secure, smarter and more resilient by better predictive, protective and responsive measures.

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UK social housing provider to accept payments via Facebook

Tenants can securely make payments to their landlord through Facebook

Salix Homes, a social housing provider based in Salford, in the northwest of England, is one of the first housing providers in the country to enable its tenants to pay their rent via Facebook, through its payment gateway partner allpay.

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Cape Town unveils South Africa’s first ‘green’ taxi rank

The Wallacedene taxi rank is self-sufficient in all its energy needs and saves thousands of litres of water

Cape Town has unveiled the first ‘green’ transport facility in South Africa that generates its own electricity, enabling it to operate off the electricity grid. At the same time, all the water used at the Wallacedene taxi rank, besides drinking water, is provided for through rooftop rainwater harvesting and recycling.

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UCLG-MEWA joins Cities Today

UCLG-MEWA

United Cities and Local Government Middle East and West Asia (UCLG-MEWA), one of the eight regional sections of the global UCLG network, has joined the editorial advisory board of Cities Today.

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Empire State Building programme cuts US$7.5 million in energy costs

A refurbishment of all 6,514 windows windows now makes them better at keeping heat and air conditioning inside

The Empire State Building has surpassed the energy savings guaranteed through its innovative energy-efficiency programme for the third consecutive year reducing energy costs by 16 percent.

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The new cathedrals of football

Mané Garrincha Stadium, Brasília

Richard Forster reports from Brasilia, which following the successful staging of seven World Cup matches, is bidding to have its stadium officially rated the most sustainable in the world

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Auckland Airport launches NZ$3 million energy efficiency programme

Auckland Airport will invest more than NZ$3 million in projects to measure and manage energy over three years

A new initiative has been launched that will see Auckland Airport, New Zealand, working in partnership with tenants to achieve ambitious energy-saving targets.

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