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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 technology for safer cities

Motorola Solutions' Mission Critical Solutions Centre

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

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Interview with Mpho Franklyn Parks Tau, Mayor of Johannesburg

Mpho Franklyn Parks Tau, Mayor of Johannesburg

Nick Michell talked to Mpho Franklyn Parks Tau, the Executive Mayor of Johannesburg, about the city’s innovative programmes and his leadership for African cities

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WBCSD and Hamburg form mobility partnership

Michael Fahy of WBCSD, Andreas Rieckhof, Hamburg’s Secretary of State for Economy, Transport and Innovation, and Eckart von Klaeden of Daimler at the announcement

The city of Hamburg and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) will work together to develop solutions to achieve a cleaner, safer and better-connected mobility in Hamburg.

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Moscow city government defiant in face of poor economic outlook

Sergei Sobyanin, Mayor of Moscow

Despite worsening economic news for Russia, the capital’s mayor, Sergei Sobyanin, is adamant that Moscow’s infrastructure investments will not be impeded.

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Ho Chi Minh City could save US$1.4 billion by investing in a resilient transport system

In Ho Chi Minh City public transport only represents 5 percent of total traffic

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, could generate economic benefits of US$1.4 billion by investing in making its transport system more resilient in extreme weather conditions, a study released by Siemens and Arup has revealed.

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New global GHG emission standard unveiled for cities

ICLEI

The world’s first standard for cities to measure and report their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions has been launched in Lima, Peru, on the sidelines of the COP20 climate change negotiations.

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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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Borås wins Access City Award

Lena Palmén, Councillor from Borås (centre), with other prize winners

Representatives from the Swedish city of Borås have been recognised for their efforts to make their city more accessible for disabled and older people by winning this year’s European Access City Award.

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More than 300 low emission buses to be introduced into London by the end of the year

From January 2015 all new buses entering service in the capital will be Euro VI

Transport for London (TfL) has announced that more than 300 buses with the latest Euro VI engines will be operating on London’s roads by the end of this year.

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Thirty-five cities join the 100 Resilient Cities Network

100 Resilient Cities is dedicated to helping cities around the world become more resilient

At the Urban Resilience Summit in Singapore today, the 100 Resilient Cities Network, pioneered by The Rockefeller Foundation, has announced the new cities which have been selected to join the association. The 35 cities have demonstrated a commitment to building their own capacities to navigate the shocks and stresses of an increasingly complex 21st century.

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