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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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Access to affordable housing in Latin America: Lessons from Argentina, Brazil and Mexico

Buenos Aires has moved away from mega housing projects

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.

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Plugging the infrastructure gap: How can cities attract private investment?

London's Crossrail is the largest urban infrastructure project being built in Europe

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, which

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Tel Aviv wins World Smart Cities Award

The team from Tel Aviv accepting the award

Tel Aviv was awarded this year’s World Smart Cities Award presented at a gala dinner last night during the Smart City Expo and World Congress in Barcelona.

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IBM and Veolia form new partnership on water, energy and waste management

Eric Conwell

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.

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World Council on City Data announce the addition of a further 100 global cities

The World Council on City Data was launched in May 2014

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.

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Tshwane becomes C40’s seventieth member city

Tshwane brings C40’s membership total to 70 global cities

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.

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Cities are key to achieving EU 2020 goals, says new EUROCITIES President

Johanna Rolland

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.

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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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Liverpool, Malaga and Vilnius win EUROCITIES awards

EUROCITIES

Liverpool, Malaga and Vilnius have been recognised by EUROCITIES for their cooperative, innovative and participative projects on energy efficiency.

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Canary Wharf Group launches initiative for the development of new smart cities technologies

Eric Van der Kleij, who runs Level39, Canary Wharf Group’s financial tech accelerator community, at the announcement

Canary Wharf Group has launched the Cognicity Challenge at Canary Wharf’s Level39, a major new initiative that will enable the company to play a leading role in the development of new smart cities technologies.

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