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proximity to work

What happens when the workplace loses its gravitational pull?

Tushar Agarwal, CEO and Co-founder, Hubble, discusses how 2020 broke all the rules around the way society makes life-changing decisions revolving around our proximity to work and how on a macro-level this will fundamentally affect cities, countries and continents.
Climate Service Center

Climate Service Center Germany (GERICS)

GERICS is a scientific organizational entity of Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht (HZG), institutionalized in the Helmholtz Association and located in the city of Hamburg. The former Climate Service Center was an initiative developed in 2009 by the German Federal Government (BMBF),  also based at HZG. Since mid 2015 the center is renamed...
climate calculation, zhao

Cities contain 50% of the world’s population but are left out of climate calculations

While cities only occupy around 3% of the Earth, they are where 50% of the world's population live - but they are not usually included in global climate calculations, meaning that urban environmental problems can slip under the radar.
cities in europe

The future of cities in Europe

Here, Open Access Government considers the future of cities in Europe, including the opinions of Anna Lisa Boni, Secretary-General, Eurocities.
citizen engagement

Five principles for citizen engagement

Here, Anna Lisa Boni, Secretary General of Eurocities discusses five principles for citizen engagement.
public realm

Rethinking the public realm in the wake of COVID-19

Richard Hyams, Founder and Director of astudio, explores why we must rethink the public realm in light of COVID-19.
urban future

Re-imagining our urban future in light of COVID-19

Anna Lisa Boni, Secretary General, EUROCITIES enlightens us on the salient points when it comes to re-imagining our urban future in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Covid-19 death risk, low income

Researchers link race and class to increased COVID-19 death risk

Study finds non-white, low-income populations suffer increased COVID-19 death risk, and proposes rent freeze policies to help people survive.
office conversions, built environment

The built environment: The effects of office conversions in the Netherlands

Sophie Hoogendijk and Gideon Bolt from the Faculty of Geosciences – Utrecht University, describe the effects of office conversions in the Netherlands, commencing with commentary on vacant offices in this analysis of the built environment.
citizen participation,

Getting citizen participation right in the European Union and China

Nikolaos Kontinakis, Acting Projects Director, EUROCITIES, shares his thoughts on getting citizen participation just right in the European Union and China.

Data reveals the 20 UK cities with declining high streets

As we fast approach the festive season, Asktraders conducted an analysis of the UK High Street, looking at ATM, bank branches, retail store closures and ONS % growth of the retail sector over the course of 2019.
zero-carbon cities, urban developments

The benefits of investing in zero-carbon cities

A report shows that measures to create zero-carbon cities could reduce urban emissions by nearly 90% and support 87 million jobs worldwide by 2030.
Britain’s town and city centres

Places with purpose: Reinvigorating Britain’s town and city centres

Cllr Peter Box, Leader of Wakefield Council and Chair, Key Cities Group explains how Britain’s town and city centres face significant challenges in redefining their purpose for local residents, visitors and businesses.
healthier cities, emissions based parking

Emissions-based parking: Delivering cleaner, healthier cities

Peter O’Driscoll, Managing Director of RingGo, argues that emissions-based parking is delivering cleaner, healthier cities.
future for europe, EUROCITIES

Cities are partners in a common future for Europe

Anna Lisa Boni, Secretary General, EUROCITIES argues that cities are partners in a common future for Europe.
accessible transport strategies, research and innovation

Developing and implementing sustainable and accessible transport strategies

Andree Woodcock, a Professor from Coventry University, tells us all we need to know about a four-year research and innovation action project to develop and implement sustainable, inclusive and accessible transport strategies.
fossil free city

Green Island: Fossil free city areas

Peder Vejsig Pedersen, Senior Advisor, MSc, European Green Cities highlights how Green Island is developing fossil free communities.
diversity and interculturalism

Diversity and interculturalism in cities worldwide

Diversity and interculturalism in cities worldwide are placed under the spotlight here by Dr Gideon Bolt, from the Department of Human Geography and Planning Faculty of Geosciences at Utrecht University in the Netherlands.
climate champions, eurocities

Cities proving to be the real climate champions

Anna Lisa Boni, Secretary General, EUROCITIES provides an absorbing insight into how cities in Europe are proving to be the real climate champions.
road infrastructure

Which cities around the world have the best road infrastructure?

Here, we explore which countries have built the most impressive road infrastructure to accommodate for great driving conditions.

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