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 […]

These cities score an ‘A’ for environmental action – but hundreds more are falling behind

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Emma Charlton, Senior Writer, Formative Content Barcelona, Cape Town, London and New York are among the few cities that top a list of those taking action on climate change. Just 7% of 596 cities ranked by CDP, an organisation that helps […]

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, […]

Cash-strapped cities must look to private partners

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Omar Abuhanoud, Head, Communications, Mastercard For the first time in history, more people are living in cities than in rural areas, and this unprecedented shift, spurred by the prospect of jobs, education and a better life, is only picking […]

Commuters in these cities spend more than 8 days a year stuck in traffic

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sean Fleming, Senior Writer, Formative Content Ask any motorist about traffic congestion and they will regale you with tales of long queues, wasted time, and mounting frustration. It’s a global problem with some of the world’s greatest cities also […]

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 […]

How to keep our cities cool as temperatures rise

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jürgen Fischer, President, Danfoss Cooling Sustainable, smart cities are at the heart of all conversations about the rising demand for cooling and rapid urbanization. This is not surprising: if you scrambled for ways to keep cool in the […]

Smart city experts should be looking to emerging markets. Here’s why

  This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum.  Author:  Rohit T. Aggarwala, Head of Urban Systems, Sidewalk Labs & Katie HillAdvisor, Omidyar Network & Robert Muggah, Co-founder, Igarape Institute and SecDev Group From the crowded markets of Dakar and Karachi to the informal settlements of Addis […]

Why cities hold the key to safe, orderly migration

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Harald Bauder, Professor of Geography and the Director of the Graduate Program in Immigration and Settlement Studies, Ryerson University, Toronto & Loren Landau, South African Research Chair for Mobility & the Politics of Difference, African Centre for Migration […]