smart cities

In Africa, Accra Leads in Progress on SDGs

February 1, 2021 / Comments Off on In Africa, Accra Leads in Progress on SDGs

Africa faces the most challenges of any region in meeting the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) commitments, given its high levels of environmental degradation, poverty, and unemployment along with rapid population growth and weak state institutions. In ESI ThoughtLab’s survey of 167 cities across six regions designed to explore cities’ progress on the SDGs, African […]

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Bogota: How Data Helps Tackle Mobility and Transportation Challenges

February 1, 2021 / Comments Off on Bogota: How Data Helps Tackle Mobility and Transportation Challenges

Urban mobility is a critical factor for the economic productivity of a city, and for the quality of life of its citizens and their access to basic services. In the wake of COVID-19, cities are reevaluating their urban mobility strategies and policies. According to ESI ThoughtLab’s survey of 167 cities globally, 55% of city leaders […]

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Expert Views: Smart Cities Should Be Sustainable Too

February 1, 2021 / Comments Off on Expert Views: Smart Cities Should Be Sustainable Too

The UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have become an essential tool to overcome the devastating impacts that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on cities. ESI ThoughtLab’s survey of 167 cities worldwide determined that 77% of cities have included each of the SDGs as a framework for their plans. With a public health crisis to solve […]

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Expert Views: Post-Pandemic Trends in Cities

November 13, 2020 / Comments Off on Expert Views: Post-Pandemic Trends in Cities

As city leaders around the world continue to cope with the impacts of COVID-19, they are also assessing which will remain with us in a post-pandemic world. Repercussions of the health crisis, including recession, high unemployment, and the new urban exodus, have highlighted weaknesses and underscore why leaders need to improve public health and other […]

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Protected: Building a Hyperconnected City: Sponsor Portal

April 9, 2019 / Comments Off on Protected: Building a Hyperconnected City: Sponsor Portal

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Who’s the Smartest One of All? The Smart City Challenge in Latin America

February 1, 2019 / Comments Off on Who’s the Smartest One of All? The Smart City Challenge in Latin America

Latin America is one of the most urbanized regions of the world, with around 80% of all inhabitants living in cities—the highest rate anywhere outside of North America. Several of its cities are among the largest on the planet, with São Paulo and Mexico City each with 21 million inhabitants. Latin America was last a […]

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