Cities

City council apologises after member told gay man he would ‘spit on his grave’

A city council has apologised after one of its members told a gay man that he would “spit on his grave” after he “dies of AIDS”.The apology came from …

LGBTQ

Google’s plan to revolutionise cities is a takeover in all but name

Parent company Alphabet would provide services in response to data harvested<p>Last June Volume, a leading magazine on architecture and design, published an article on the GoogleUrbanism project. Conceived at a renowned design institute in Moscow, the project charts a plausible urban future based on …

Canadian News

PM Modi’s rap speeds up smart city projects

NEW DELHI: A rap from Prime Minister Narendra Modi appears to have woken up the mandarins at the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) to the …

India

What America Is Losing as Its Small Towns Struggle

To erode small-town culture is to erode the culture of the nation.<p>Seventy-five years ago, <i>The Atlantic</i> published an essay by a man named Arthur Morgan. The essay, “The Community—The Seed Bed of Society,” appeared in the February 1942 issue, and was later expanded into a book called <i>The Small</i> …

The plan to split Sydney into three

by Edmund Tadros and Matthew Cranston<p>An ambitious attempt to radically reshape Greater Sydney to tackle housing affordability and gridlock would see …

Australian News

Indian, Russian firms sign an agreement to cooperate in smart city projects, cyber security and e-governance

Indian and Russian firms have signed an agreement to cooperate in <b>Information Technology</b> and the projects in the agreement include cooperation in <b>Smart</b> …

Smart Cities

Don’t lose sight of personal privacy in futuristic city: Editorial

And that could happen by partnering with a company, Alphabet, that on one hand is tech-savvy enough to create a so-called “intelligent” …

Canadian News

Smart cities? Don’t make me laugh

A few days post Diwali, after thumbing our collective noses at the Supreme Court and the choking haze of celebratory firecrackers just about clearing …

Smart Cities

Lucy Turnbull plans new city areas for Sydney

In four decades Sydney will be transformed into three distinct but connected cities under a plan headed by Lucy Turnbull.<p>Public transport will allow …

Australia

Asheville voters now deciding: Should city split into districts?

Skip in<p>x<p>Embed<p>CLOSE<p>The General Assembly has passed a bill that mandates Asheville adopt electoral districts for City Council by Nov. 1.<p>ASHEVILLE - …

Asheville

Pressure on Sydney public transport fares as operating costs set to hit $5.7b

The annual cost of funding public transport in NSW is set to hit $5.7 billion within a decade, raising the prospect of commuters being slugged with …

Australian News

Suburban poverty is on the rise in metro Detroit

• Detroit improving, but suburban poverty is rising<br>• Philanthropy largely focused solely on Detroit<br>• Regional approach, policy changes needed<p>While …

Poverty

Army to modernise 2,000 military stations in line with govt's Smart Cities project

<b>New Delhi:</b> The Army is finalising a plan to modernise around 2,000 military stations and develop them in line with the government's Smart Cities …

Smart Cities

Bristol to get contactless payments on buses

Passengers will soon be able to pay for their bus tickets with contactless cards while travelling around Bristol.<p>The new form of payment is set to …

Sidewalk Toronto may be 'envy of cities' around the world

According to a recent press release authored by Waterfront Toronto and its partner Google’s sister company Sidewalk Labs, our city is about to embark …

Canadian News

This is how much parking attendants for Liverpool City Council earn

Parking attendants have to put up with a lot from angry car owners who get stung with fines - but how much do they actually earn?<p>As well as dealing …

Birmingham is the bus stop capital of Europe

It has long been said that Birmingham has more miles of canals than Venice and more trees than Paris.<p>now it has been revealed it has more bus stops …

Birmingham, UK

City behind the curve on snow removal

Last fall, a one-sentence directive contained within a mandate letter from Winnipeg Mayor Brian Bowman to infrastructure and public works committee …

Canadian News

Editorial: Duggan deserves, needs second term

Four years ago, Mike Duggan ran the most improbable campaign in Detroit history.<p>He was coming back into government from the business community in a …

Why was a major Newcastle city centre route closed off at the weekend?

A £16 million project to improve cycle routes in Newcastle city centre has started with the removal of Hadrian House footbridge across Durant …

Cycling

Kosovo holds municipal vote; Pristina City Hall is top prize

Kosovo is holding municipal elections in a challenging test for its center-right governing coalition, which has focused its efforts on capturing City …

City Halls

Least livable: 50 worst cities to live in

CLOSE<p>Prepare yourself! Here are the top 5 worst cities in America to live in. Is your hometown on the list?<p>Quality of life in an American city often …

Des Moines

5 reasons you definitely don’t want Amazon’s new headquarters in your city

Don’t let the corporation’s promises fool you<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>Corporate behemoth Amazon may be coming to a city near you — but not without a rigorous application process.<p>Amazon is seeking to expand by opening a second corporate headquarters of 50,000 employees. The …

Liberal View

These cities and states are throwing hundreds of millions at Amazon for its new headquarters

In 2018, Amazon will name one North American city as the future home of the company's second headquarters, dubbed HQ2. The company says HQ2 will bring 50,000 jobs, and recently launched an open call for city proposals that explain why the e-commerce giant should invest $5 billion in building a …

Business

The great exodus: why so many people are moving out of cities (and where they're going)

For Sophie and John Ellison, London was the obvious place to put down roots as newly-weds in 2011. Both in their early 20s, they secured jobs in the capital – John in technology and Sophie as an architect – and enjoyed a cosmopolitan urban existence while their two-bedroom apartment in Hackney …

Real Estate

Amazon HQ2: Why Some Cities May Not Want to Land Its New Headquarters

Ever since Amazon (AMZN) said it was searching for a second headquarters, cities nationwide have been practically bending over backwards, …

Investing

Designing a More Inclusive City

In the 1990s, San Francisco removed all of the benches from Civic Center Plaza. In 2001, all remaining seating in nearby United Nations Plaza was removed in the middle of the night. Over the years, public seating has been removed from virtually the entire city. While this anti-homelessness strategy …

Deal for hi-speed fibre-optic network to boost smart cities

Home News Oman Deal for hi-speed fibre-optic network to boost smart cities<p>Al Manthri and Al Ra’eesi sign the agreement.<p><b>MUSCAT</b><p>Oman Broadband Company …

Smart Cities

Here's what other people think about people from Birmingham

Birmingham residents have been found to be the LEAST welcoming in the UK from a recent survey by Unbroken Britain.<p>The Second City finished rock …

Birmingham, UK

Kansas City's Request for Bridge Funds Upsets Other Cities

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City's efforts to obtain $40 million in federal funding to replace an important bridge are unsettling officials for …