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Langenthal BE – The town of Langenthal in the canton of Bern has been awarded the 2019 Wakker Prize for its outstanding architectural preservation. The Swiss Heritage
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Berkeley – Cities around the world are facing shortages of drinking water, and the problem is only expected to worsen with climate change and prolonged dry spells.
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Islamabad – Karachi is launching a Green Bus Rapid Transport (BRT) network that will introduce buses running on bio-methane made from cow dung. The project is receiving
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London – Photo.Synth.Etica has developed an algae-powered building cladding system that captures and stores carbon dioxide molecules and air pollutants. In another project, it extends the benefits of
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Guangzhou – Guadalajara, Mezitli, Milan, New York City and Wuhan are the winners of this year’s Guangzhou International Award for Urban Innovation. The awards emphasize the importance
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Bern – The Federal Council has approved the adjustment of the cantonal structural plan for the Zurich central university district, bringing the university district in the heart
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Leighton Buzzard, UK – An international consortium of manufacturers, technology experts, financiers and energy companies are making headway in reducing carbon emission from cement and concrete production, a
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Katowice – A new report by the Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction sees huge untapped potential to reduce emissions in the global buildings and construction sector.
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Lausanne – Digital technology can help urban planners make their processes more efficient and allow them to better serve city residents, according to a thesis from École
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London – A new UNICEF report has found that millions of poor urban children are worse off than their rural peers, overturning popular assumptions about global urbanization.
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Manila – A modular housing project made of bamboo that captures rainwater, reduces heat gain and prevents flooding has won an international design competition.

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Nairobi – Building codes, urban transport and waste management must be ‘reimagined’ if the world is to put urbanization on a more environmentally sustainable and socially just
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Barcelona – Singapore has been named Smart City of 2018 at the Smart City Expo World Congress for its Smart Nation project, which seeks to transform the
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Guelph – New research reveals that many of today’s urban design solutions meant to keep cities cool will do little to stop temperatures from rising at night
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Spreitenbach AG – The Biosphera Equilibrium building module is on display at the Umwelt Arena until the end of November as part of a temporary exhibition. With
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New York - The world cannot seem to resist the urge to build cities from scratch, writes Monte Reel. While many such plans are overly ambitious, expensive
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Nairobi – Chinese cities have entered the top ten ranking of global competitiveness for the first time, according to a new report. This strong performance suggests that
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Copenhagen – UN Environment’s District Energy in Cities Initiative, which unlocks private sector finance to cut greenhouse gas emissions from heating and cooling, has been named best partnership
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Zurich – ETH researchers have knit a textile that serves as the primary shaping element for curved concrete shells. Their new technology, which saves on both construction
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Beijing – Logistics firm JD.com is launching a new research centre in Xiongan, China, which will focus on developing an underground logistics system in smart cities in
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