9/12/2019 - REAL CORP 2020 - call for papers extended
9/12/2019 - CO2 Emissions Climb to an All-Time High in 2019
5/12/2019 - 2019 Biennial of Towns and Town Planners report
5/12/2019 - Invitation - INTA43 Congress 24/01/2020
5/12/2019 - How African cities can fight climate change
4/12/2019 - Rotterdam - The Netherlands To Host European EV Charging Summit 2020
3/12/2019 - Autonomy & the Urban Mobility Summit 2019 Aftermovie!
2/12/2019 - Smart and Sustainable Cities - Last chance to register
We would like to gently remind you that the Call for Papers Deadline for the upcoming REAL CORP 2020 conference is approaching. Due to numerous requests for a deadline extension, abstract submission remains open until
22 December 2019.
The UCLG World Summit will take place, for the second time, in the Korean Peninsula. The City of Daejeon has been chosen as the ideal location for our 7th World Congress, set to take place in 2022.
Our World Summit of Local and Regional Leaders has evolved from a gathering of mayors, councillors, and partners to a complete policymaking experience that provides an opportunity for the full constituency, partners and members of the civil society to be a part of the future of the municipal movement.
Alison Partridge, Lead Expert of the TechRevolution transfer network, has been an advocate for cities to ‘adapt or die’ for many years: “cities of all sizes need to better understand the opportunities offered by digital and tech and jump on them to grow higher value jobs and start-ups for local people”. Indeed, at all levels of society and of governance, services and products are going digital: online availability, digital tools for access, compiling and using data to proceed to meta-analysis.
Global carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuels are on track to again climb to a record high in 2019, according to a new report from the Global Carbon Project, putting the world at risk of catastrophic climate change due to these heat-trapping gases. This is further evidence that the plateau in emissions growth between 2014 and 2016 was short-lived: emissions from fossil fuels grew 1.5% in 2017, 2.1% in 2018 and are projected to grow another 0.6% in 2019. This growth is at odds with the deep cuts urgently needed to respond to the climate emergency.
The 13th Biennial of the European Towns and Town Planners convened by the ECTP – CEU. Hosted by the City of Plymouth and the University of Plymouth from 10 – 13 September 2019, the theme of the conference was ‘Planning on the Edge’. The threeday event was attended by about 160 academics and practitioners from across the whole of Europe and included 41 papers and three walking tours exploring aspects of regeneration in Plymouth.
This conference proceedings provides a summary of each of the papers presented at the conference as a record of the event
http://www.ectp-ceu.eu/images/stories/PDF-Events/Biennial2019/ECTP Biennial 2019 Conference Proceedings report.pdf
Due to unfortunate circumstances in France INTA43 congress has been postponed to January 24th, 2020.
This event will focus on the transformation of the role of urban actors under the pressure of demographic, social, environmental or technical transitions. INTA43 provides insight into the urban development tools that are needed to deal with these transitions.
This year saw a wave of backlash against cashless retail, but what about when cities like Washington, D.C., want to move toward all-digital payments?
I hardly notice the quick succession of beeps anymore as my fellow commuters board the D.C. Metrobus, paying with a tap of their SmarTrip fare cards. But every now and then, I hear the clanking of coins being dropped into the fare-box, or I look up to see someone inserting a wrinkled bill into the slot, only for the box to spit it out.
Africa is expected to be hit by some of the worst effects of climate change. But what can African cities do to fight, and if necessary adapt to, this challenge? Frédéric Vallier and Jean Pierre Elong Mbassi, the secretaries general of CEMR and UCLG Africa respectively, discuss this and more in an interview with Pan African Visions.
Whether you were unable to attend the worlds largest event dedicted to urban mobility or you simply want to relive the magic, check out the Autonomy & The Urban Mobility Summit 2019 Aftermovie now! Plus, don't forget to mark your calendars for next year's edition to be held in Paris on 4 - 5 November 2020!
Take part in the 7th international and interdisciplinary Efus Conference!
Urban security Stakeholders: elected officials, civil servants, magistrates, security professionals, social workers, researchers, civil society representatives will meet on 25, 26, 27 November 2020 in Nice.
EVs produce more CO2 than say diesel – it’s just they emit via the power plant not the exhaust pipe
Germany’s automobile industry is its most important industrial sector. But it is in crisis, and not only because it is experiencing the effects of a recession brought on by Volkswagen’s cheating on emissions standards, which sent consumers elsewhere. The sector is also facing the existential threat of exceedingly strict European Union emissions requirements, which are only seemingly grounded in environmental policy.
The winners of this year’s Digital Cities Survey from the Center for Digital Government are those making smart investments in technologies from infrastructure and citizen engagement to data storage and cybersecurity.
This is a reminder and a last call for registrations for the international conference Smart and Sustainable Cities: the Role of Governance and Innovation Policy. The conference is organized by the UNECE Innovative Policies Development Section and will take place at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, Room XII, on 5 December 2019.
INTERGEO, the world‘s leading trade fair for geodesy, geoinformation and land management, celebrated its 25th anniversary and attracted visitors from all over the world to come up with solutions for important future issues.
Together with the CONFERENCE and its theme platforms INTERAERIAL SOLUTIONS, SMART CITY SOLUTIONS, GEOCAREER and CAMPUS GEOINNOVATION, INTERGEO drew in 20,000 visitors from over 100 countries to the exhibition halls in Stuttgart.
This year, 705 exhibitors showcased their solutions surrounding geodesy, geo-IT, geoinformatics, building information modelling (BIM), drones and smart cities.
The last-mile delivery is expensive and difficult. It’s also high stakes, a failed delivery attempt is enough to damage the customer’s perception of the entire shopping journey.
In an attempt to ease these pain points, technology companies, retailers and logistics businesses have been piloting autonomous delivery robots to transport packages to shoppers’ doors.
At the closing plenary of the Polis Conference 2019, cities and regions expressed their support for “The New Paradigm for Safe City Streets”, a city-led declaration developed by Polis and EUROCITIES.
Further archived news available on request from: Kate More