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Las Palmas to build new bus rapid transit system

Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, is to construct a new bus rapid transit system, to be known as MetroGuagua, with the financial support of the European Investment Bank (EIB). Work will begin on the high-capacity line over the next quarter, with the aim of building 11.7 kilometres of roadway dedicated to bus transport. “MetroGuagua, which will […]

12th ITS European Congress

When: 19th June 2017 – 22nd June 2017 all-day
Where: Strasbourg Convention Centre and Exhibition Centre, Place de Bordeaux, 67000 Strasbourg, France

The 12th ITS European Congress will take place from 19 to 22 June 2017 at the Strasbourg Convention Centre. Under the theme “ITS Beyond Borders”, the Congress will focus on the people, intelligent mobility users,[…]

Global Covenant of Mayors leadership team announced

Nine leading mayors, representing cities around the world, have been appointed to the board of the newly created Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy. The mayoral leadership group includes: Park Won Soon – Mayor of Seoul and President of ICLEI Kasim Reed – Mayor of Atlanta Patricia De Lille – Mayor of Cape […]

New president elected to head European municipalities

Stefano Bonaccini, President of Emilia-Romagna region in Italy, has been elected President of the Council of European Municipalities and Regions (CEMR) during the organisation’s Policy Committee meeting held in Maastricht, on 12 December. Bonaccini will represent 130,000 cities towns and regions from 42 European countries. “CEMR must be the link that can re-launch the European […]

Cities need to help rebuild European democracy, says new EUROCITIES President

Daniël Termont, Mayor of Ghent, was elected the new EUROCITIES President on 18 November in Milan during the network’s annual conference. Jonathan Andrews spoke to him about his wish for a ‘Senate of Cities’ within the EU, and how after 40 years in politics he still goes out onto the street each week to talk […]

The role of utilities is key in facing urban population growth

This is the fourth installment of a four-part series of posts on utility transformation, by guest blogger Marcus Törnqvist, Head of Utilities Northern Europe and Central Asia at Ericsson (on Twitter as@MarcusTqvist)*. On the one hand, a higher concentration of inhabitants in a limited area puts strain on the infrastructure. Infrastructure failures in a densely […]

Leadership team named for global smart cities initiative

The first meeting of the United for Smart Sustainable Cities (U4SSC) global initiative has taken place in Geneva, appointing the leadership team consisting of representatives from Dubai Smart City, PwC, and Future Cities Catapult.

Guangzhou awards: submissions due by end of August

The Third Guangzhou International Awards for Urban Innovation will take place on 6-8 December 2016. Registrations must be made by 30 June and award submissions by 31 August. For further details or to register, please click on the links below. Registration: registration and application forms. Background for submissions: – Guangzhou Award 2016 Submissions guidelines – […]

20-20 Amsterdam

  The 20-20 is a club with regular meetings, organised by Cities Today and hosted by cities, for cities to share and discuss best practices and innovative case studies with key stakeholders such as development banks, NGOs and the private sector. Following previous meetings in São Paulo and London, local government representatives and delegates from the transport sector […]

How to fund the European urban agenda

By Gerry Muscat, Head of the Urban Development Division, European Investment Bank When ministers finally endorse the EU’s Urban Agenda with the Pact of Amsterdam on 30 May, it will signal the end of many long months of negotiation over the key “priority themes” and how to put them into action. The occasion will, however, leave […]