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What makes a resilient city?

Michael Berkowitz, President of 100 Resilient Cities

Jonathan Andrews spoke with Michael Berkowitz, President of 100 Resilient Cities, about the importance for cities to invest in resiliency measures

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Gothenburg: a pioneer in green city bonds

Magnus Borelius, Head of Treasury, City of Gothenburg

Richard Forster talked to Magnus Borelius, Head of Group Treasury in the City of Gothenburg, about its green bond programme and the challenges for cities in raising such finance

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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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Urban design found to affect physical activity in Chinese cities

Researchers explored the impact of the built environment on physical activity in six densely populated neighbourhoods in Shanghai and Hangzhou

A new study by New York University and East China Normal University researchers has found that the design of the built environment influences how much walking and cycling people do in Chinese cities where obesity and chronic diseases are at highly elevated levels and still rising.

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London’s mayor rejects smoking ban proposal in public spaces

Boris Johnson, Mayor of London

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, has published his response to the London Health Commission’s report Better Health for London, rejecting a smoking ban in public spaces but committing to personally chair the board tasked with delivering the health plan and announcing a £250,000 cash boost for his London Healthy Workplace Charter.

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C40 appoints new City Advisers

Gifti Nadi (third from the right), is welcomed as Addis Ababa’s new C40 City Adviser

The C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) has announced the initial results from its first annual City Adviser competition, in which member cities were invited to nominate specific projects, programmes, or policies for dedicated, on-the-ground C40 support. Eight global cities – Addis Ababa, Athens, Melbourne, Mexico City, New York, Shenzhen, Sydney, and Vancouver – were awarded City Advisers for a period of up to two years based on their applications’ strong potential for impact and replication across the C40 network.

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Barcelona named ‘world’s smartest city’

Barcelona won plaudits for its environmentally sustainable projects

The Spanish city of Barcelona has been ranked the world’s smartest city, beating off competitors, New York, London and Singapore, with Rio de Janeiro missing out on a top five position.

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OECD launches two new city publications

OECD

At a high-level roundtable in London, hosted by Centre for Cities, a UK urban policy research unit, the OECD today launched two new major publications focusing on cities – The Metropolitan Century: Understanding Urbanisation and its Consequences and Governing the City.

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Mayor of London calls for more power for cities

Bruce Katz (left) moderates a dialogue with Mayor Kevin Faulconer of San Diego (center) and Mayor Boris Johnson of London (right)

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, has said giving more power to cities supplies the solution to Britain’s political gridlock.

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What makes a resilient city?

Michael Berkowitz, President of 100 Resilient Cities

Jonathan Andrews spoke with Michael Berkowitz, President of 100 Resilient Cities, about the importance for cities to invest in resiliency measures

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US rebuilding its relationship with cities say White House Cabinet Members

From left to right: Kevin Johnson, Jerry Abramson, Julian
Castro, Tom Vilsack and Anthony Foxx

America “is falling in love again with cities” according to a key White House aide of President Obama.

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