The Quito conference on sustainable urban development has ended and participants have adopted a non-binding but ambitious New Urban Agenda.
How can we improve people’s lives in cities over the next 20 years?
Authors: Greg Clark, Chair of JLL Cities Research Center, with Emily Moir In the last post of this series, we considered the future of the world’s largest cities, in conjunction with our Business of Cities essay. In this post we explore some of the issues which emanate from the rapid growth of cities. The sheer pace of […]
Author: Rosemary Feenan New York, Edinburgh, London and Sydney are cities that are synonymous with some of the world’s best New Year’s Eve celebrations. At midnight on December 31st 2013, a new city joined the list: Cape Town. In what was billed as ‘Africa’s biggest free party’ more than 100,000 revellers ushered in the New […]
Author: Greg Clark Urbanisation and globalisation are changing the way that businesses look at cities. Cities are becoming more interesting places for businesses to locate in, sell to, and engage with, and businesses are re-organising their relationship with cities in an effort to generate advantage and move with the times. Siemens, along with other engineering […]
Author: Greg Clark Cisco, the US technology giant, is one of a handful of multinational companies which has been at the forefront of changing the relationship between business and cities. Greg Clark explores how and why the company is a pioneering example of a new type of urban business. The ‘Smart City’ has become a […]