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Why Community Participation is Key to Successful Smart Cities in Developing Countries

Authors:Tuhu Nugraha and Raine Renaldi* The development of smart cities has become a global trend to improve the quality of urban life through the use...

Smart Cities Opportunities in Indonesia and Lesson for Developing Countries

Authors: Tuhu Nugraha and Raine Renaldi* Indonesia is committed to achieving a carbon-neutral target by 2060 as part of its urban transformation vision through the Smart...

How cities can cut carbon emissions in construction

The World Economic Forum’s Centre for Urban Transformation released a report today showcasing the best practices of pioneer cities that are effectively reducing carbon...

Smart Cities for the People: Overcoming Barriers and Building Sustainable Solutions. Part 1

Authors: Tuhu Nugraha and Raine Renaldi* Over the last decade, the concept of a smart city has garnered significant attention from policymakers and technology developers worldwide...

Gearing up for India’s Rapid Urban Transformation

India is urbanizing rapidly. By 2036, its towns and cities will be home to 600 million people, or 40 percent of the population, up...

New Report Shows Shape of Urban Growth Underpins Livability and Sustainable Growth

A first-of-its-kind World Bank analysis, of the shape and growth of nearly 10,000 cities between 1990 and 2015, finds that the most successful urban areas are...

Cities at Centre of International Initiative to Add Jobs and Protect the Planet

Cities are engines of growth, contributing some 80% to global GDP, but they also account for 75% of global greenhouse gas emissions. Even in...

Pandemic and the lessons for global metro cities

Across the world, cities are on the frontline of the unfolding COVID-19 crisis. Starting from metro cities with overwhelmed heath care systems, they are...

New toolkit to help countries switch to climate-smart urbanization

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change  secretariat, and the Commonwealth Secretariat, in collaboration with several United Nations entities,...

Abu Dhabi, UNEP launch new socio-technology platform IRIS-3 at World Urban Forum

A new socio-technology platform developed under the Abu Dhabi Global Environmental Data Initiative aims to fast-track environment assessments and save governments around the world thousands of...

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European Union artificial intelligence (AI) act

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