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The mayor of Johannesburg, Mpho Parks Tau, has said that the city is looking at issuing special bonds to help fund the retrofitting of its buildings.
At the Greenbuild International Conference yesterday, Matthew Lynch from the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) presented a report to Michael Nutter, Mayor of Philadelphia, setting out sustainability initiatives to support Philadelphia’s goal of becoming the ‘Greenest City in America’.
In September, over 200 delegates including city leaders from 14 countries and 85 senior Chinese city officials gathered in the rapidly growing western Chinese city of Chongqing for the first City Infrastructure Forum, China. Jonathan Andrews and Roman Rollnick report.
A new Smart Cities Forum was launched today by the UK’s Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, against the backdrop of a new report highlighting how smart city technology can boost economies.
Mumbai, India, was announced tonight as the host of the next City Infrastructure Forum during a gala dinner to end the first successful China forum in Chongqing.
The City Infrastructure Forum, China opened today in Chongqing, drawing more than 150 delegates including 85 senior officials from Chinese cities. Keynote speakers at the opening session stressed the pressing need for cities to exchange ideas and incorporate the latest environmental thinking and technology into every aspect of urban life.
London Mayor Boris Johnson drew peals of laughter and much applause on Wednesday when he praised C40 for showing new ways of making the world’s cities better places for everyone.
As part of its Urban Infrastructure Initiative, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) has released its report on Yixing, a city of 1.25 million inhabitants in the Shanghai-Nanjing-Hangzhou delta, which was selected as the pilot city for China.