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How public-private planning can benefit cities

Aleksi Randell, Mayor of Turku

Jonathan Andrews talked to the Mayor of Turku about how the Urban Infrastructure Initiative is helping the city realise its sustainable goals 

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Cities hold the key to a sustainable future

Frank Jensen, Lord Mayor of Copenhagen

Cities play a decisive role in ensuring a more sustainable future. In Copenhagen we have some of the most ambitious sustainability goals of any city and by 2025 we will become the first carbon-neutral capital. We are already well on our way. By Frank Jensen, Lord Mayor of Copenhagen

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ICLEI unveils new tools for procurement of innovation

Innovation is a key driver for business competitiveness

Public procurement of innovation offers local governments a way to make better use of allocated funding. Mark Hidson, Deputy Regional Director and Global Director of the Sustainable Procurement Capacity Centre at ICLEI, explains how procurement can be a key tool for growth if administrators opt for sustainable and innovative products or services rather than simply the lowest price

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The value of sustainability reporting by cities

Twenty foundation cities have joined the World Council on City Data since its launch in May 2014

Jonathan Ballantine looks at why more mayors are committing to sustainability reports and highlights the benefits for cities of the launch of the World Council on City Data

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New roles at WBCSD and WCCD

Roland Hunzinker, Director Sustainable Buildings and Cities, WBCSD and Matthew Lynch, Vice President of Global Partnerships and Initiatives, WCCD

The former head of sustainable cities at the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), Matthew Lynch, has taken up a new position as Vice President of Global Partnerships and Initiatives at the World Council on City Data (WCCD).

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UCLG calls for closer collaboration with US

Josep Roig (second left), Berry Vrbanovic (second right) and Richard Kemp (last right)

United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG), the global network of cities and local government, has called for closer collaboration with US mayors, to increase its legitimacy and reach.

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EU funds 200 charging points for electric vehicles across France

Inner-city charging stations in Europe are already popular but their presence on highways need to be increased

The EU’s TEN-T Programme will provide €5 million to co-fund a study and a pilot deployment of 200 charging points for electric vehicles on the main French highways. The project will contribute to the development of charging infrastructure and enable a wider use of electric transport in Europe.

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US Energy Secretary hails cities for leading in efficiency

Dr Ernest Moniz, US Secretary of Energy

Dr Ernest Moniz, the US Secretary of Energy, has saluted cities for being “in the lead” in encouraging clean energy consumption.

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US public trusts city leaders more than federal government

Kevin Johnson, USCM President and Mayor of Sacramento

US citizens hold their city officials in higher regard than Congress, a new survey commissioned by the United States Conference of Mayors (UCSM) has revealed.

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Belo Horizonte, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo win 2015 Sustainable Transport Award

Laudemar Aguiar, Mayor Marcio Lacercda, and Ciro Biderman accepted the Awards

Belo Horizonte, Rio de Janeiro, and São Paulo have been announced as the 2015 Sustainable Transport Award winners, the first ever award to result in a three-way tie, giving credit to the scale and substance of Brazil’s achievements in increasing mobility and enhancing quality of life in its major cities.

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How public-private planning can benefit cities

Aleksi Randell, Mayor of Turku

Jonathan Andrews talked to the Mayor of Turku about how the Urban Infrastructure Initiative is helping the city realise its sustainable goals 

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WCCD launches new pilot programme with thirteen Mexican cities

Patricia McCarney made the announcement in Mexico City alongside Senator Christina Diaz

World Council on City Data (WCCD) President and CEO Patricia McCarney has announced the launch of a new Mexican pilot programme for ISO 37120, the first international standard of measuring city services and quality of life.

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