Catherine D'Ignazio: «Cities don't think about gender enough»

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Professor of Urban Science and Planning at Massachussets Institute of Technology

Climate change | Laura Tenenbaum: «Scientists and city planners cannot stay siloed»

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Science communicator · former senior Science Editor of NASA’s Global Climate Change website

5 reasons why metropolitan cooperation and city alliances are key for a resilient post-pandemic future

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CEO of anteverti & Curator of the Smart City Expo World Congress

Our expert analysis | No city is big enough to face this pandemic alone, and multi-level and-stakeholder alliances can and should be an accelerator of global urban resilience.

Natalia Olson-Urtecho: "Disruption means deciding outside the box"

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Co-Founder and Innovation Officer of The Disruptive Factory and expert in public policies and public engagement

Tatiana Gallego: "Financing urban infrastructure is a real challenge for Latin American cities"

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Division Chief for Housing and Urban Development at the Climate Change and Sustainable Development Sector of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)

Technology and innovation in post-pandemic cities: How will priorities change? | A conversation with global experts (II)

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CEO of anteverti & Curator of the Smart City Expo World Congress

What are the urban challenges prompted by Covid-19 where technology and innovation can make a difference – and how? Global experts talk.

How will Covid-19 change the way cities work? | A conversation with global experts (I)

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Professor at the Sorbonne University & Mayor of Paris’ Special Representative for Smart Cities

Carlos Moreno, Catherine D'Ignazio, Elkin Velásquez, Emilia Sáiz and Laura Faye Tenembaum share their views on the future of cities after Covid-19.

Covid-19 and the future of cities: 6 trends that will change urban economies

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Consultant & Expert in Strategic and Operational consulting and in Digital Transition

Our expert analysis | From virtual experiences to Covid-free certificates – what are the trends that will dominate the future evolution of urban economy?

Covid-19 and the future of cities: 5 keys to keep moving towards local sustainability

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Consulting Director at anteverti & Expert in Urban Sustainability, Public Policies and Citizen Engagement

Our analysis | How can cities mitigate the socio-economic impact of Covid-19 while preserving the positive environmental side effects of the quarantine?

Emilia Saiz: "Cooperation should be at the core of cities”

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Secretary General of United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG)

Sladjana Mijatovic: “Cities are a great opportunity to change systems”

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Program Manager Circular Economy & Innovation at City of Amsterdam

Covid-19 and the future of cities:  How are public space and social life going to change?

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Director of Innovation and Strategic Development in anteverti, Expert in Urban Sociology & CitiesToBe Co-Director

Our expert analysis | The pandemic has made visible a series of pre-existing socio-economic issues of contemporary cities.

Covid-19 and the future of cities: 9 emerging trends in digital transformation

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Senior Consultant at anteverti, Researcher & Expert in Urban Economy, Adaptive Urbanism and the impact of Technology in Urban Life

Our expert analysis | The pandemic has accelerated many digitalization processes that were predicted to be more gradual – and urban management has been no exception.

Here is the winner of the CitiesToBe Photo Award – and the 10 Honorary Mentions

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The Jury reviewed 533 photographs from 60 countries.

Maya Wiley: "We see the challenges of a society in cities"

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Civil rights activist and board chair of the NYC Civilian Complaint Review Board

Linda Weiss: “Global issues need to start from a city level”

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Professor of political science at the University of Sydney

2019 in Urban Challenges: CitiesToBe review of the Year

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Communications Manager at anteverti & Expert in Digital Communication and International Cooperation

Feminist urbanism, creativity for sustainability, radical inclusion and growing inequalities: we list this year's most popular topics according to the visitors of this blog, as 2019 comes to an end and we welcome a new decade.

Finding inspiration in urban complexity: 1st edition of the CitiesToBe Photo Award launched!

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If you love cities as much as photography, submit your entry for the CitiesToBe Photo Award before 16th February 2020!

Parvati Nair: "Urbanisation wouldn't happen without migration"

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Director of the United Nations University Institute on Globalization, Culture and Mobility

Urban innovation matters: 10 articles and resources to highlight why

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The importance of data, research and experiment; thinking outside of the box; a human-centered digitalization approach; putting people at the core: these are some of the keys to foster smarter cities, according to our team's expertise.

Inazio Martínez de Arano: «Forests belong to the urban domain»

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Head of Office in European Forest Institute Mediterranean Regional Office

Emilia Sáiz: "Competition among cities is not an impediment for cooperation"

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Secretary General of United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG)

«Think globally, act locally.» The world has changed a lot since the first decades of the 20th century, when the Scottish

Kumaresh Mishra: «Urban development is a fact»

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Former Deputy Secretary General Habitat III Conference. United Nations

Creativity is boosting urban sustainability – and here are 10 examples

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Consultant at anteverti & Expert in Eco-Innovation, Circular Economy and Urban Agriculture

Art and Science are probably not two disciplines you would think about merging when approaching the fight against climate change.

Bahaaeddin Alhaddad: "Happines in cities is not a new subject"

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Space Business Development and Urban Remote Sensing at Starlab Ltd

Dan Lewis: "We need to look at the immigration flows as flows of assets"

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President, Westcoast International. Forrmer Chief Urban Risk Reduction, UN Habitat

How can feminist urbanism help build more equal cities? Lessons from Latin America

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Advisor for the Women and Inclusive Growth at Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) and researcher

Urban spaces still often mirror gender inequality, but feminist urbanism-activism can be a powerful vector to move towards more equal, inclusive and safe cities – as it is happening in Latin America.

Cities leading the fight against climate change

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Consultant at anteverti & Expert in Eco-Innovation, Circular Economy and Urban Agriculture

Cities hold the key to tackling climate change given that they are responsible for 80% of global emissions.

Our cities in 2017: the technologies that matter

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Author and consultant

A review of what’s moving, to better understand where to act.

A glimpse into global challenges through global experts

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Consultant & Urban Expert

The world we live in is bringing a picture of global challenges when we try to discern between risks and opportunities. 

Public Spaces in African cities

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Urbanist and Director of Our Future Cities

African public spaces are complex, especially so against the backdrop of fast urbanising cities and increasing socio-economic volatility.

Youth engagement in politics

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Head of Knowledge & Policy at Climate Infrastructure Partnership

Youth engagement in politics encourages youth to become actors rather than subjects.

Jane Jacobs, Eyes on the street

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Director of Innovation and Strategic Development in anteverti, Expert in Urban Sociology & CitiesToBe Co-Director

On the 100th anniversary of Jane Jacobs, her new perspective to urbanism is remembered.

What Makes A Thriving And Interesting City? Something Called Collision Density

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Professor of Entrepreneurship

Boyd Cohen states that the growth of collision density results in urban entrepreneurial ecosystems.

Smart City 2.0: Cities of and for the people

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Assoc. Professor. ESADE Business Law School

We are witnessing a transition point, a moment of change in the understanding of what a Smart City is.

Manu Fernández: "Smart city projects need contextualization"

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Senior Consultant at anteverti, Researcher & Expert in Urban Economy, Adaptive Urbanism and the impact of Technology in Urban Life

To Manu Fernández the smart city as urban proposal seeks to provide a framework to explain and sort out the digital presence in the city that is becoming normal in the urban realm.