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AL nominees on door to door visit BNP men sensing conspiracy

Dhaka, Jan 23 – The Awami League mayoral candidates for Dhaka North and South city corporation elections are wooing votes from door to door making attractive pledges for the people in their respective city while the opposition BNP candidates sensing conspiracy to manipulate the elections and called upon the Election Commission to play its neutral role in holding the elections ... Read More »

Reversing the Death of Venice

by Carlo Ratti VENICE – Some of the worst floodings in Venice’s history has submerged some of the historic city’s renowned cultural sites, including St. Mark’s Basilica on Piazza San Marco. This is only the sixth time the basilica has been flooded in 1,200 years, but the fourth time in the last two decades, and the second time in under ... Read More »

Mayor of Los Angeles, Eric Garcetti Becomes Chair of C40 Cities

Garcetti declares the 2020s the make-or-break decade for the climate crisis and commits to a Global Green New Deal London, UK, 02 December 2019 – Mayor of Los Angeles, Eric Garcetti today assumed his role as the new chair of the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group — a collection of the world’s largest cities committed to taking bold action to ... Read More »

Is there a place for ethics in Smart Cities?

By Dr Jaspal Kaur Sadhu Singh It is difficult to win a debate on ethics when you are pitted against a crowd of tech-acolytes. I was taking the position that a more vital consideration in developing cities are ethical ones rather than the smartness of the technology utilised in the infrastructure and running of facilities or services in cities. The ... Read More »

Mayors vow to work together with youth climate activists

C40 Cities will create a Global Youth Initiative, bringing together leaders of climate movements from all over the world, to work with mayors Announcement comes out of several days of collaboration at C40 World Mayors Summit in Copenhagen Copenhagen, Denmark 11 Oct. 2019 – Mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, Lord Mayor of Copenhagen, Frank Jensen alongside fellow mayors from Seattle ... Read More »

Mayors announce support for global Green New Deal

Mayor of Los Angeles, Eric Garcetti, announced as the Chair-Elect of C40 Cities. C40 mayors, led by Mayor Garcetti and Mayor Hidalgo, announce support for a Global Green New Deal to “drive an urgent, fundamental and irreversible transfer of global resources away from fossil fuels and into action that averts the climate emergency.” Read More »

Emissions must halve by 2030: C40 on IPCC special report

London, 25 September 2019 – In response to the publication of the IPCC Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate (SROCC), Mayor of Paris & Chair of C40 Cities, Anne Hidalgo, said: “The IPCC report on Oceans and Ice published today makes for shocking reading. It is yet more evidence from the world’s top scientists that ... Read More »