A series of earthquakes and aftershocks that hit Christchurch, New Zealand in 2010 and 2011, caused significant loss of life and huge structural damage to the city centre. Nick Michell discovers how extensive citizen engagement has helped rebuild the cityRead more
Climate change can significantly impact the infrastructure of a city, yet different infrastructures are generally managed by various agencies with data often scattered across several departments. Rozita Singh* explores how a new infrastructure inventory is helping Indian cities streamline and coordinate their resilience planningRead more
Richard Forster spoke with Chen Jianhua, Mayor of Guangzhou, about his plans to transform waste management in the city and to build one of the largest metro systems in the worldRead more
Dubai will be the first city to assess the efficiency and sustainability of its smart city operations using key performance indicators developed by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU)-T Focus Group on Smart Sustainable Cities.
The Chicago Council on Global Affairs, an organisation that promotes discourse on global issues, has launched a new report which breaks down the history, differences and methodologies of the many existing city rankings into an easy-to-understand roadmap.
Save the Children’s new report, State of the World’s Mothers 2015: The Urban Disadvantage, reveals that national and urban health figures are not as glossy as first seem with many a child’s survival in cities dependent on family wealth.
Chief Resilience Officers and senior government officials attending Designing City Resilience in London on 16 and 17 June 2015 will work with an international audience of experts to change the way cities are planned, designed and built, making them more resilient.
The ITU Telecom World 2015, to be held from 12-15 October 2015 in Budapest, Hungary, will look to accelerate ICT innovations for social and economic development through exhibiting solutions, sharing knowledge and making meaningful connections.
On the 18 June 2015, as part of London Tech Week, Bloomberg Technology Conference: Smarter Cities will bring the heads of Europe’s smartest and greenest cities together with strategists, business leaders and policy makers to discuss how technology continues to transform and improve the way we conduct business in our cities.
A series of earthquakes and aftershocks that hit Christchurch, New Zealand in 2010 and 2011, caused significant loss of life and huge structural damage to the city centre. Nick Michell discovers how extensive citizen engagement has helped rebuild the city