While CCTV cameras can help detect criminals after the act, the latest technology can detect crimes as they happen and put law enforcement officers in place before the suspects have escaped. By Kirsty TuxfordRead more
Nick Michell talked to Mpho Franklyn Parks Tau, the Executive Mayor of Johannesburg, about the city’s innovative programmes and his leadership for African citiesRead more
Latin American countries are the most urban in the developing world, have high homeownership rates, and boast above average household incomes based on developing world standards, yet over 30 percent of households are living in inadequate housing. Jonathan Ballantine examines the policies that have been developed to tackle the housing deficit.Read more
Traditional sources of city infrastructure funding from central governments and big banks have been badly affected by the global financial crisis, so cities need to look at innovative ways of securing the necessary funding. Jonathan Andrews and Richard Forster explore how with better governance mechanisms and greater revenue raising powers, local governments can begin to attract the institutional investment, whichRead more
Technology company IBM, and Veolia, a municipal services provider, have announced a new partnership to help cities improve the efficiency of municipal systems by a data-driven approach.
The World Council on City Data (WCCD), at a meeting held at London City Hall yesterday, announced that a further 100 global cities have signed expressions of interest and are already building the data sets, in a bid to join the 20 foundation cities in being certified against the ISO37120, the very first international standard of measuring city services and quality of life.
The C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) has announced Tshwane, South Africa as its newest member city, bringing the membership total to 70 global cities. Tshwane joins as the first C40 Innovator City from the African continent, a category reserved for cities with smaller populations that have shown clear leadership in environmental and climate change work.
EUROCITIES, the political network of Europe’s largest 130 cities, has warned the EU that Europe misses meeting its 2020 goals unless it works in close partnership with Europe’s cities and recognises their full potential.
While CCTV cameras can help detect criminals after the act, the latest technology can detect crimes as they happen and put law enforcement officers in place before the suspects have escaped. By Kirsty Tuxford
Liverpool, Malaga and Vilnius have been recognised by EUROCITIES for their cooperative, innovative and participative projects on energy efficiency.