These are the world’s best cities to be a cyclist

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johnny Wood, Senior Writer, Formative Content In many cities, commuting by bike is a labour of love. Dealing with often-congested roads, traffic hazards and the threat of a sudden downpour can make cycling a challenging way to get […]

10 ways cities are tackling the global affordable housing crisis

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alice Charles, Project Lead, Cities, World Economic Forum Geneva & Dilip Guna, Manager, PwC (Project Collaborator, Cities, World Economic Forum) The unprecedented rate of urbanization across the world has led to increased demand for good, affordable housing. A recent survey revealed […]

These cities have the best quality of life

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rosamond Hutt, Senior Writer, Formative Content Residents of Zurich enjoy the best quality of life in the world, according to Deutsche Bank’s latest research. The Swiss city overtook New Zealand’s capital Wellington to claim the top spot in […]

Smart cities must pay more attention to the people who live in them

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Viktor Weber, Founder & Director, Future Real Estate Institute Around 68% of the global population might live in urban areas by 2050. Smart cities will likely be a part of this future, promising to make our lives more convenient, […]

These are the world’s 20 most dynamic cities

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jeremy Kelly, Research Director, JLL Although momentum in the global economy appears to have peaked, there are still many cities in the world where real estate and economic growth continue to be robust. At the time when the World […]

How cities are failing to be inclusive – and what they can do about it

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Angel Hsu, Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies, Yale-NUS College & Kim Samuel, Founder, Samuel Centre for Social Connectedness Cities are shaping the future of our planet. They are where people confront environmental problems and tackle the challenges of […]

Amsterdam is developing a fleet of autonomous boats to reduce city traffic

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Emma Charlton, Writer Would you ride on a driverless boat? Perhaps it could take you to work? Or collect your garbage? Or deliver your Friday night takeaway? In Amsterdam, where 25% of the city surface is water, autonomous floating […]

How cities, not states, can solve the world’s biggest problems

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Robert Muggah, Co-founder, Igarape Institute and SecDev Group & Reuben Abraham, CEO, IDFC Institute Cities, not nation states, are the dominant form of human civilization in the 21st century. Humanity transitioned from a rural to a primarily urban […]

Paris is building the world’s greenest business district. What can other cities learn from it?

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Navi Radjou, Author, Conscious Society The City of Paris and the RATP Group, the state-owned public transport operator that runs the Paris Métro subway, have jointly launched Les Deux Rives, a bold initiative to build the world’s greenest […]

These coastal countries are sinking the fastest

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johnny Wood, Writer, Formative Content When natural disasters strike, television pictures show us the devastating power of floods, landslides, storms and hurricanes. Smashed homes and businesses, upturned cars and beached boats are the trademarks of severe tropical weather. […]

What would happen if we removed cars from cities?

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Audrey de Nazelle, Lecturer in air pollution management, Centre for Environmental Policy at Imperial College London Air pollution is now the fourth biggest killer in the world after smoking, high blood pressure and diet. It contributes to more […]

These are the most desirable cities for overseas workers

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alex Gray, Formative Content London is where overseas workers want to be, according to a new survey. More than one-fifth (22%) of respondents said that the UK capital was their preferred destination. New York came in second with […]

Cyber attacks are shutting down countries, cities and companies. Here’s how to stop them

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Noam Erez, Co-Founder and CEO, XM Ltd. What if a cyber attack took over a government’s IT network, bringing an entire nation to its feet? Does this seem like a far-flung scenario? It isn’t. In April 2018, the […]

Chart of the day: These are the cities where the World Cup threatens productivity the most

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Laura Oliver For employers, major sporting events can pose a dilemma: give your workers time to watch the competition and plan for a drop in productivity; or continue with business as usual and risk die-hard fans tuning […]

How cities can lead the way in bridging the global housing gap

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Dag Detter, Former director at Sweden’s Ministry of Industry Every day, some 200,000 people are moving into cities across the globe. Finding an affordable place to call home is not just a worry for young people in the […]

The representatives of the regions and the cities know better what the EU needs on migration, trade, poverty and taxation

The 115th plenary of the European Committee of the Regions (CoR) was convened on 3 and 4 December and discussed a number of burning issues, which have been haunting the European Union during the last difficult years. The CoR is the voice of regions and cities of the European Union. Its 350 members are the […]