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LSE Urban Age Electric City conference – London, December 2012

The Urban Age Conference focused on the theme of the ‘Electric City’: a detailed investigation of how the combined forces of technological innovation and the global environmental crisis are affecting urban society.


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Kowloon Bay

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Energising Kowloon East: A second CBD for Hong Kong

The Energising Kowloon East Office was opened in June 2012 to drive and monitor the development of Kowloon East in the hopes of transforming it into another premier CBD of Hong Kong.


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Barcelona

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The World Bank Urban Research and Knowledge Symposium Re-Thinking Cities – Barcelona, October 2012

The Symposium in Barcelona aided in contributing to and informing policy choices that can help policymakers manage potential economic efficiency, environmental sustainability and social equity tradeoffs associated with urbanization


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Auckland

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Auckland: On a path to be The World’s Most Liveable City

The Auckland City Centre Masterplan hopes transform Auckland into the world’s most liveable city over the next 30 years


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Brisbane city

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Brisbane’s Economic Development Plan, 2012-2031

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk has launched a plan to support Brisbane's economic development over the next twenty years.


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Auckland

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SeaEdge Waterfront Redevelopment Summit – Auckland, March 2012

From March 28-30, 2012, Auckland held the inaugural international sea edge symposium for waterfront development leaders.


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Cape Town

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The Western Cape Economic Development Partnership

The EDP was created in 2012 to boost national economic growth and job creation in South Africa.


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The Highline-New York

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Highlights of 2012: New York, The High Line

The complete transformation of New York’s historic freight rail line into a world favourite walkway, The Highline, has given New York city residents access to a wealth of new green space.


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Montreal Skyline

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Tour des Canadiens

Tour des Canadiens set to become the tallest residential building in Montreal, offering direct covered access to Montreal's largest intermodal transit hub and downtown's sprawling underground city.


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Naples

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MIPIM Cities Blog: Highlights of 2012

Get a look into this year's World Urban Forum in Naples, Italy, where experts and city leaders discussed the The Urban Future.


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Singapore- M@hieu

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MIPIM Cities Blog: Highlights of 2012

The World Cities Summit 2012, in Singapore. Greg Clark revisits the most important happenings of the year for cities worldwide.


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Urban Intelligence 9: City Branding

This month: The challenge surrounding city branding and identity building in the world's most influencial cities.


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Tokyo Marufish

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Tokyo: Identity and Reputation and a Resilient Brand, but is Tokyo an Open City?

Tokyo intends to promote its brand to the world, “presenting the world with a vision of how cities should be.”


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Sydney

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Sydney: Asia Pacific World City

Sydney must leverage its inherent strengths as a visitor destination to build a broader business and knowledge offer.


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new york

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New York City: The Big Green Apple?

New York needs to continue to promote the city internationally as an ideal place for start-up ventures, while ensuring that public policy continues to be pro-business.


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