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GREEN SPACE
Beyond picnics: The benefits of green spaces in US cities
Parks, gardens, woodlands and grass areas – people and communities use green spaces in myriad ways. Recent data has shown their social, economic and environmental benefits to society.
By Nikolaj Astrup Madsen
PARKING
Parking reform could re-energise downtowns: Here’s what happened when Buffalo changed its zoning rules
When Buffalo, New York, changed its zoning code so that developers no longer had to provide specified amounts of parking, space was freed up for public transit and people.
AVIATION
Eve flying taxi aims for New York take-off in 2026
Halo Aviation orders 200 eVTOL aircraft from Embraer-backed company Eve Urban Air Mobility.
EVENTS
Safe space: Redefining the resilient city
As we emerge from the pandemic, to what extent have interpretations of a more sustainable, citizen-centric and safer urban environment shifted – and what does best practice look like? Dave Hopping of Siemens Smart Infrastructure and Expo 2020 Dubai’s Nadimeh Mehra give us a glimpse of the future.
In partnership with Siemens Smart Infrastructure
INVESTMENT
Middle Eastern cities: Kuwait City looks to Vision 2035 to boost FDI appeal
Kuwait City may not aspire to emulate the glitz of regional rivals such as Dubai, but through the Vision 2035 plan it is hoping to compete when it comes to FDI attractiveness.
Data highlight
City walking
UK cities with the most walking routes within 25 miles (Source: Novotel)
Coventry428
London376
St Albans367
Bristol315
Newport313
Sheffield291
Worcester280
Leicester272
Birmingham263
Derby259
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COMMUNITY
Early engagement of local communities is crucial for developing renewables
CULTURE
Everyone and no one belongs to New York
Space invaders: How landlords can use arts pop-ups to reinvigorate commercial properties
RENEWABLES
Join the dots: How the smart campus concept can help better harness renewables, empower communities, and decarbonise our cities
INVESTMENT
Middle Eastern cities: Jeddah hopes to benefit from Riyadh’s rise
Little of Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 focuses on investment into Jeddah, but if the plan is to come to fruition the country will require more than just one economic centre.
EDUCATION
Arts education is facing massive cuts in the UK – yet its value is felt everywhere
The UK’s vibrant cultural output is a tool for soft power and an academic asset.
HOUSING
Housebuilders get on the green bond bandwagon
British and German property groups debuting green debt issues to fund sustainable housing, amid investor appetite and regulatory pressure.
PLACES OF WORK
What can tech leaders do to prevent return-to-the-office anxiety?
Many staff are reticent about going back to their workplaces after the pandemic. Tech leaders must develop flexible solutions to help.
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