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Zurich – The quality of living in Zurich is the second highest in the world, a survey from consulting firm Mercer has found. With Basel and Geneva,
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Barcelona - Greater use of 3D printing in cities has the potential to drive innovation and sustainability by putting manufacturing back in the hands of communities, reducing
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Food waste-reduction campaigns need to be combined with other environmental changes if they are to have a real and lasting impact.

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Lausanne – Be-Smart, an EU research project, aims to make it easier and less expensive to integrate photovoltaic systems into buildings. The project is being coordinated by
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Doha - A new urban district in Doha aims to bring new life to the old commercial district in Qatar’s capital — all the while adhering to
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Dübendorf ZH – The DFAB HOUSE has officially opened in Dübendorf. It is the world’s first inhabited house that was not only digitally planned but also built
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BMW and Daimler have joined forces to transform the urban mobility services market. The two German automakers are investing more than €1 billion in five joint ventures.
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London – Five mainland Chinese cities made the Savills Tech Cities ranking for the first time. They now account for a higher share of venture capital investment
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Barcelona – More and more cities are turning to their residents for input on government plans. New digital tools are playing a role in facilitating this.
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New Delhi – The government of India has launched the Global Housing Technology Challenge in an effort to fast track the construction of green affordable housing.
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Cologny - The UN predicts that 10 more cities will have populations of over 10 million people by 2030. All but one of them are located in
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Washington, D.C. – With rising urbanization, urban land area is expected to increase to 80 per cent globally between 2018 and 2030. But if cities spread outward
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Lenzburg AG – A sustainable apartment building is to be built in Lenzburg out of wood in the space of just five months. This has been made
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Mumbai - Asia Pacific is home to 19 of the 20 most dynamic cities in the world, according to JLL’s sixth City Momentum Index (CMI). The index
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Lausanne – Two researchers at the Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) have developed a software that helps urban planners design cities. After entering in just a
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New York City – The UN’s children’s rights agency has published a new handbook that provides strategies on how to create cities where children live in healthy,
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Geneva – Peer-to-peer communication between commuters has the potential to revolutionize the transport sector for low-income urban communities across Africa, providing historically disadvantaged communities with safer and shorter
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Lucerne – Researchers at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts have developed a platform for energy-efficient renovations that help laypersons and experts alike find the
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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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