The infographic “Which Cities are Embracing the Green Revolution” is a comparative break-down of current environmental measures being executed in six of the world’s major urban centres: New York, Vancouver, Copenhagen, London, Amsterdam, and Stockholm. It presents metrics of cities’ performance in areas such as CO2 emissions,
McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) produced a two years study on the urbanization of China, examining the global economic and social implications of the unprecedented expansion of China’s cities and how national and local policy makers can shape China’s urban development to 2025
The Smart+Connected Communities Institute has published the e-book Smart Cities Exposé: 10 Cities in Transition 2012. Via a series of conversations with key experts, the book highlights the efforts of ten cities with different profiles which try to reinvent themselves through the use of ICT.
Smart phones have miraculously enabled people to stay connected, informed, and entertained, even in transit. We can now text, tweet, Skype, check Facebook updates, email in-boxes, Pandora channels and news feeds from a
The Summit that will take place in Paris 14-16 May 2012 is organized by the New Cities Foundation aims at placing the city at the heart of the global discussion. According to the organizers this by invitation-only event is new in both content and form.
Smart growth is the trend of the future. All cities, from top-ranked Vienna, Austria to the developing metropolis of Lagos, Nigeria have embarked on ambitious smart city programmes aiming towards goals such as higher densities, compact mixed-uses and transit orientation. But even though smart growth has a number of very important and widely beneficial advantages, is it what modern city-dwellers really want?