Cities

African 'smart cities:' A high-tech solution to overpopulated megacities?

<b>(CNN) —</b> By 2020, Africa is likely to be the fastest urbanizing continent in the world. It is currently the most rural -- only 40% of sub-Saharan Africa's population live in cities. Even the sprawling heartlands of Lagos, Kinshasa and Cairo, teeming with traffic, pollution, inadequate housing and …

Smart Cities

Why Hundreds Of Completely New Cities Are Being Built Around The World

“Humans have always built new cities,” spoke Caspar Herzberg, the President of Middle East and Africa Region at Schneider Electric, from a stripped bare boardroom high up in the Northeast Trade Tower.<p>We were looking out through a window at skyscrapers glittering in the morning sun, myriad shops, …

Business

African 'smart cities:' A high-tech solution to overpopulated megacities?

<b>(CNN) —</b> By 2020, Africa is likely to be the fastest urbanizing continent in the world. It is currently the most rural -- only 40% of sub-Saharan Africa's population live in cities. Even the sprawling heartlands of Lagos, Kinshasa and Cairo, teeming with traffic, pollution, inadequate housing and …

Africa

Census: Philly commute times are increasing

And it’s higher than the national average<p>Does your commute feel like a drag each year that goes by? It’s not just you: The average Philly commute time has increased bit by bit each year, according to new Census numbers.<p>The U.S. Census just released new stats on commuting around the country, and …

U.S. Census

Lab Report: The Urban-Rural Divides at the Core of Alabama's Senate Race

A morning roundup of the day’s news.<p><b>Special election:</b> All eyes are on Alabama today as the Senate race between Republican Roy Moore and Democrat Doug Jones winds to a close amid ongoing controversy over sexual misconduct allegations against Moore. As with so many big issues of Trump-era politics, …

From Trash to Treasure, These Companies Are Saving Cities a Ton of Cash

Technology-enabled garbage cans are collecting a lot of attention<p>In most cities trash collection and recycling seems like an automatic, and perhaps invisible process. In fact many of us take it for granted. So it's easy to miss the fact that it is a laborious effort that wastes valuable city …

Grace Hopper

What do do with an old courthouse in historic downtown Covington? | NOLA.com

At just over 31,000 square-feet and embellished by ancient oak trees on its front plaza, the building at Boston and New Hampshire streets in historic …

New Orleans

VeloCity wins ideas competition for development of Oxford and Cambridge region

An all-female team has won a contest seeking ideas for how the UK government could instigate growth in the Cambridge-Milton Keynes-Oxford corridor, …

Milton Keynes

Moving abroad: The five most expat-friendly cities in the US

Image Credits: Pixabay<p>Although expats settle all over the States, there are some urban centres that are just a little more expat-friendly than …

Statue of Liberty

Free parking is part of plan to prevent five-year roadworks from crippling Falmouth town centre - Cornwall Live

Shoppers are being encouraged to support Falmouth through more than two months of road works which will close part of the town centre by being …

Challenges and opportunities of urbanization in India

India’s leading urban thinkers and practitioners gathered earlier this month, on November 1, 2017, in New Delhi to discuss “Challenges and …

India

Pavements eaten up by food joints

For pedestrians fighting for pavements under the ‘Footpath Beku’ campaign, it’s not just lack of infrastructure that is proving to be a hurdle. …

Bangalore

Nelson in the spotlight: is a storm brewing in New Zealand's boho bay?

Swelled by creative émigrés in the 20th century, the city known for its good life now has an ageing population – and a lack of homes for the young<p>Dutch explorer Abel Tasman didn’t get a warm welcome in Golden Bay in December 1642 when, 375 years ago this week, he became the first European to make …

New Zealand

German City Bans Refugees From Settling There, Other Cities May Follow

In a move criticized by the U.N., refugees are no longer allowed to settle in one western German city. Such bans are expected to be introduced in other cities as more Germans complain there are too many refugees.

World News

Nairobi - From Swamp to One of Africa's Top Cities

[Nation] When Charles Rubia was elected as "His Worship" the mayor of Nairobi in 1963, he was 41, the same age as the current governor Mike Sonko.

Africa

How Anukruti’s Playgrounds Transformed Lives in Indian Schools and Slums

<b>"Nearly two-thirds of parents say there is no place for their children to play within walking distance of home,"</b> says <b></b>Charles Montgomery, Happy …

Cost of Kanata road widening grows secretly, councillor says

Rich Chiarelli says the Kanata South Link project now costs $4M more<p>City councillors are being asked to increase the budget for a controversial …

The race is on to make London the smartest city in the world

As London’s first chief digital officer, with more than 20 years of experience in the tech sector, I know how technology has the power to transform …

Innovation

Bristol Mayor Marvin Rees promises to increase protection for music venues

Bristol Mayor Marvin Rees is promising to increase powers to protect local music venues with a new planning policy.<p>The 45-year-old has said Bristol …

Sadiq Khan

£3.3M Investment Saves Swansea's Key Buildings and Brings New Jobs

Hundreds of jobs have been created and some of Swansea’s key city centre buildings have been brought back to life by a joint public and private …

News (Wales)

City named best place in UK to start a new business

BRADFORD has been named the best place in the country to start a new business.<p>Research by Barclays found the city is one the top locations for people …

Small Business

Playgrounds for Elites

The increasingly left-wing politics of leading U.S. cities clashes with the aspirations of middle-class residents.<p>The revival of America’s core …

Conservative View

Metrorail must provide alternative transport for Cape Town commuters – Sanco

The South African National Civic Organisation (Sanco) on Tuesday called on rail service provider Metrorail to provide alternative transport for …

News (South Africa)

Petrol cars and delivery vans facing ban from "historic core" of city under plans to cut pollution

A ban on petrol cars and delivery vans entering the "historic core" of a university city is being weighed up by authorities.<p>Cambridge City Council …

Transportation

Marseille Turns To Data To Plan A Safer City

You’ve heard of Smart Cities. Now the French city of Marseille is aiming to become the world’s first Safe City, as it launches an ambitious plan to radically improve public safety by using big data analytics and machine learning.<p>Marseille is most familiar to Americans in a notorious context, by way …

French Football

Converting empty spaces on UK high streets could reverse the housing shortage

Converting empty spaces above shops could help reverse the current housing shortage in many part of the UK, according to new research.<p>It is estimated …

Housing

Can a growing NCCU achieve ‘shared prosperity’ with campus neighbors?

N.C. Central University will benefit if the area around it redevelops, but campus and local leaders have to find a way to make sure the change also …

To Fight 'Bikelash,' Get Your Boss to Back Protected Lanes

“It’s such a simple ask,” said one campaigner who did it in London in 2014. “Say ‘I have a right to get to work safely.’”<p>In 2014, when Boris Johnson started construction on his 18-mile, fully segregated cycling “superhighway” linking London from east to west, the “bikelash” was fierce and immediate.<p>…

Cycling

Workforce housing: Missoula City Council approves infrastructure bonds for Scott Street Village

Missoula City Council members had a few questions about the transaction but ultimately gave their unanimous approval Monday to providing $723,514 for …

Missoula

Williamsville deputy mayor stepping up to village's top post

Williamsville is getting a new mayor in the new year. He says he plans to stay the course, but also has some new ideas.