Cities Today 16 – Special Focus

Introduction – Guangzhou Awards bring new dimension to urban innovation

Richard Forster

 

Interviews

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

 

Mobility:

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