Cities Today 16 – Special Focus

Introduction – Guangzhou Awards bring new dimension to urban innovation

Richard Forster



Mark Watts, Executive Director, C40 Cities and Rodrigo Rosa, Special Adviser to the Mayor of Rio de Janeiro discuss C40’s strategy in China

He Xiaojing, Mayor of Yixing, on the Urban Infrastructure Initiative


Special industry sections

Finance: Why green bonds can help close the funding gap for urban infrastructure

Sean Kidney, CEO, Climate Bonds Initiative


City partnerships:

European and Chinese cities join forces for sustainable development

Anna Lisa Boni, Secretary General, EUROCITIES


Public-private partnerships: The challenge in China

Adolfo Guerrero, Head of China Nodal Office,Cities Development Initiative for Asia


Dynamic future assured for US-China Sister Cities network

Mary D.Kane,President and CEO of Sister Cities International



The SOLUTIONS project: Sharing best practices for better urban mobility

Karsten Marhold, Project Officer, POLIS


Chengdu becomes first Chinese city to join global mobility network

William Thorpe


How Yichang’s new bus rapid transit system will be a model for Asia

Karl Fjellstrom, East & Southeast Regional Director, ITDP