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Chicago - Cities are using more regulation to reach net-zero targets through the decarbonization of buildings. A recent study found that the most successful cities to advance
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Nairobi - The 9th edition of the Africities Summit has been held in Kenya. Under the theme of intermediary cities in Africa, the summit pledged to accelerate
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Glasgow - Scotland’s largest city region has launched a smart forest economy programme to reshape operations in the forestry, construction and manufacturing sectors. Glasgow’s aim is to
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New York - A prototype of the world’s first sustainable floating city has been revealed. The design, created by UN-Habitat, the Busan Metropolitan City of the Republic
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New Delhi - New Delhi plans to train 5,000 new urban planners in the next five years as part of its urban planning reforms. The aim is
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New York - C40 Cities is calling for innovative projects to stimulate low-carbon urban development. With the latest edition of its urban design competition, the global network
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Brussels - The EU has taken on three new voluntary commitments to advance sustainable urban development and accelerate the delivery of the UN’s New Urban Agenda. Among
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Bern - Settlements account for less than a quarter of land use in Swiss cities, while almost a third of urban soil is covered with woodland. These
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Toronto - The University of Toronto’s School of Cities has released a plan to boost mixed-use development in Toronto. Its vision of residential, commercial and other buildings
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Tempe - Sports stadiums can play an important role in the sustainable development of cities. With the potential to build local networks, they can strengthen economic activity,
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London - Urban planning should focus on health rather than buildings and infrastructure, according to a new Key Cities report in the UK. Its vision argues that
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Zurich/Dübendorf - The Zurich cantonal government has presented three submissions to the cantonal parliament for development of the airfield area in Dübendorf. Around 97.5 million Swiss francs has
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Lausanne/Fribourg - An eight-year research project is planning to reduce energy consumption through direct cooperation between the population and so-called living labs. The project is being jointly run
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New York - Many urban highways have reached the end of their lifespan, raising questions over their role in contemporary urban planning. The removal of these massive
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Amsterdam - Amsterdam is using machine learning to measure and improve accessibility as part of a trial that will last until the summer. Using big data and
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Olympia - The legislature of Washington State in the US has approved 150 million dollars to proceed with planning work on a proposed high-speed rail service between
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Olympia - The legislature of Washington State in the US has approved 150 million dollars to proceed with planning work on a proposed high-speed rail service between
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Geneva - Satellites and other technologies could solve urban sustainability challenges at a lower cost, while ensuring the resilience of urban systems. These topics and others will
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Zurich – A new underground tunnel between Langnau am Albis and Thalwil will direct floodwater from the River Sihl into Lake Zurich. The groundbreaking ceremony for the
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Dübendorf - Superblocks are designed to make urban spaces more resilient to climate change and reduce motorized through-traffic. Barcelona is a good example. Now, an Empa researcher
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