February 01, 2018

No two cities are the same. What does your city mean to you?

For Razi, an 18-year-old waiter in Kuala Lumpur, and millions of other aspirational youth in Malaysia, cities are where their dreams for joining the middle class can come true... read more

January 25, 2018

Over the past 15 years, Haiti has experienced a rapid urbanization and the number of urban dwellers has doubled from 3 million to 6 million people. Haiti is now the third most urbanized country in Latin America and the Caribbean, after Trinidad and Tobago, and Mexico. Each year more than 133,000... read more

chicago climate charter
December 06, 2017

As growing population centers and leading producers of greenhouse gas emissions, cities have a responsibility to lead the way forward on climate change mitigation.

December 05, 2017

In Eastern China, Jiujiang was hit by heavy rain, and many urban areas were flooded. The vehicles were flooded, and the citizens risked their passage on flooded roads.

November 27, 2017

Smart cities are called such because they have adapted smart technologies that help urban life become more livable, efficient, and sustainable. Many cities in the world are considered "smart" but what we want to really know is which of these urban centers are making a huge difference in helping... read more

medellin crime to innovation
November 21, 2017 | Vitoria Lima de Moraes

Medellin, and the importance of leadership

September 27, 2017

Smart city technologies such as self-driving cars, connected streetlights and sensor-laden trash cans are certainly all the rage in cities these days. But before these connected technologies can take hold and begin delivering benefits to cities big and small, local governments must put the back-... read more

September 15, 2017

From hurricanes, to wildfires to economic instability, cities need to be prepared for disaster. While cities are actively pursuing sustainability, they also need to pursue resiliency - the ability to bounce back from disruptive circumstances. At a recent briefing on Capitol Hill, three experts... read more

September 12, 2017

As Hurricane Irma's 130 mph winds, rain and tornadoes slashed and battered South Florida Sunday, Florida Power & Light Co. officials could only watch and double-check restoration plans as the outage numbers climbed throughout the day. Monday, that all changed as an army of workers were... read more

September 08, 2017

Local government efforts to become smart cities and improve quality of life for residents will be bolstered by a continued partnership between the International City/County Management Association (ICMA), and analytics software and solutions company, SAS. The organisations have renewed their... read more

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