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New forum launched to tackle China’s infrastructure challenges

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.

UK launches new smart cities forum

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 to host next City Infrastructure Forum

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.

China tackles infrastructure challenges through new forum

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.

Ten cities win awards at first C40 event

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.

Landmark report released for China on public-private cooperation

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.

Cities Today 7 (September 2012)