Jonathan Andrews talked to Walter Hook, CEO, Institute for Transportation and Development Policy, at their headquarters in New York.Read more
Holding a prestigious event such as the Olympics or the FIFA World Cup is a great marketing opportunity for a city but does it really provide long-term benefits? By Kirsty TuxfordRead more
With over 160 versions in 23 countries operating or under construction, Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) systems have become one of the best options to improve urban transport. Nick Michell reveals how a new BRT network launched by C40 is helping cities exchange their mobility knowledgeRead more
With urban travel set to double by 2050, cities are searching for solutions beyond road-based transport. Following Rio de Janeiro’s launch of a new cable car system this month, Nick Michell highlights the factors which can make cable cars more than just a tourist attraction.Read more
Today at the World Cities Summit Mayors Forum, host, Bilbao City Council, Spain, and the German Marshall Fund (GMF) of the United States, signed a partnership agreement aimed at fostering joint urban leadership and training local leaders.
Thales, a technology company that provides solutions and services for revenue collection systems, has launched its innovative M-TOPUP (Mobile Top Up) system, which allows passengers to recharge their travel cards via their mobile phones without needing to stop at a ticket machine.
The International Federation for Housing and Planning (IFHP) has appointed Ole Stilling as its new CEO, taking over from the retiring Derek Martin.
Eleven more cities signed up today to the Durban Adaptation Charter–a global agreement between mayors to mainstream climate change adaptation–at ICLEI’s Resilient Cities congress in Bonn, Germany.
At the opening of today’s 4th Global Forum on Urban Resilience and Adaptation in Bonn, Germany, the Rockefeller Foundation announced its Resilient Cities Centennial Challenge through which 100 cities will receive technical and financial support for developing and implementing plans for urban resilience.
The increasing global trend of diminishing finance for local authorities combined with growing demand arising from urbanisation defines a ‘perfect storm’ for urban failures. The warning came from the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) and the Executive Director of UN-Habitat, Dr Joan Clos, during a meeting of UNISDR’s ‘Making Cities Resilient Campaign’ held in Geneva today.