Tag: Urban Resilience

Solving the Smart City Puzzle

Andrew Bevan, Smart Mobility Director, says transparency and the sharing of data open a whole new world of possibilities for smart cities.

Redefining the city landscape

A United Nations study predicts that global urban population will increase from 3.9 billion in 2015 to 6.3 billion in 2050. Yes, an increase of 60 % in just 35 years.

Ramón Méndez, General Director of Planning and Resilience for Montevideo, shares his perspective

On September 10, Montevideo, Uruguay became the latest city to publish an urban resilience strategy.

Designing for ‘everyone’ is not the path to an inclusive smart city

Hannah Kaner, smart cities strategist at Orange Bus, argues in Information Age that when it comes to optimising citizen interaction with smart city development, we must target areas of the city where services are failing and address inclusivity.

Cali, Colombia explores how cities can build more resilient school infrastructure

How the city of Cali aims to strengthen the educational infrastructure early childhood education, primary, secondary and high schools.

3 smart city lessons from Manchester and the UK’s Smart City IoT Demonstrator

As part of Information Age's Smart City Month, Nick Chrissos - from Cisco Systems - looks at a smart city project in Manchester

Make it your business to be flood resilient

The UK Environment Agency is working with North East businesses to ensure they are prepared for flooding.

Green space in every schoolyard: the radical plan to cool Paris

Playground oasis could benefit students and city alike, but will making them public prove too controversial in a city on high alert?

Why Google’s Toronto ‘Smart City’ project is running into hefty local resistance

Concerns over residents' personal data is undermining the Google Alphabet project in its infancy.

5 Years of 100 Resilient Cities!

Dr. Rajiv Shah, President of The Rockefeller Foundation, on 5 Years of 100 Resilient Cities

Experts discuss guiding principles for urban-rural linkages in Bolivia

Over 50 Bolivian and international urban and rural experts recently met in La Paz, Bolivia, drafting recommendations on how to include considerations on integrated territorial development and urban-rural linkages into National Urban Policies.

Helping Rotterdam Stay Cool

During extended periods of heat, urban residents are more prone to health problems; elderly people, children, and the ill are particularly vulnerable to overheating and dehydration.

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