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Making Our Coastal Cities More Resilient Can't Wait

November 4, 2012 - in Smart Cities

Millions upon millions of people live in coastal cities — not just New York and the Boston-Washington corridor, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Miami, and New Orleans, but also many of the great cities in the emerging economies of Asia, India, and around the…

Why We Need a Better 'Science of Cities'

September 30, 2012 - in Smart Cities

Building more resilient and prosperous cities is perhaps the grandest of the grand challenges facing the world today.  Angel, who is a member of the Urbanization…

Let's Rethink the Planning of Africa's Urban Areas

August 2, 2012 - in Uncategorized

Where did Africa go wrong with planning of urban areas? Africa did not go wrong. The problem started when much of Europe and America failed to plan for…

Creating Liveable Cities Relies on the Four C's

More than 100 governors, mayors and top leaders from 98 cities and regions discussed challenges and innovative solutions to build liveable cities and foster harmonious communities at the World Cities Summit Mayors Forum (WCSMF). At the forum which was themed…