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  • [New] Most of the world's population already lives in cities, and approximately 150,000 people per day - or the equivalent of one Los Angeles per month - are moving in, especially in developing countries where at least two billion more people are expected to shift to cities by 2030. Parag Khanna
  • [New] As people across Asia and Africa move to cities and the world population swells to 10 billion people by the middle of the century, demand for sand is projected to keep rising. DW.COM
  • [New] With more than half of the world's population living in urban areas - a ratio projected to increase to 68% by 2050 -, developing comprehensive solutions to jointly address environmental, societal and economic challenges in cities is essential. Events
  • [New] To help reverse biodiversity loss within and around urban areas, the EU has called on European cities of more than 20,000 inhabitants to develop ambitious Urban Greening Plans aligned with its Biodiversity Strategy for 2030. ICLEI European
  • [New] Increasing last-mile delivery demands will drive a 36% increase in the number of delivery vehicles in the world's top 100 cities by 2030. Yahoo Finance
  • [New] In certain markets, the gains restaurants have made via expanded patio, sidewalk and street dining could be under threat - New York City has already removed dozens of abandoned, non-compliant or destroyed outdoor dining structures, for example. Smart Cities Dive
  • [New] Scalable Network Technologies is a privately held company in Culver City, California, and provides software, simulation and network digital twin platforms that enable users to analyze and predict the performance and cyber resilience of communication networks. GovCon Wire
  • [New] The City of Seattle will build curb ramps, add streetlights and build five new traffic signals with crosswalks to make it safer and more comfortable for people to get to and from bus stops. Intelligent Transport
  • [New] ZF has partnered with Oxbotica to develop an SAE Level 4 autonomous system which will initially be deployed in shuttles in major cities around the world. ITS International
  • [New] At a Copenhagen, Denmark, climate summit in 2019, the C40 group, currently representing 97 cities, and more than 700 million people and 25% of the global economy committed to cutting GHG emissions by 50% as of 2030. 21st Century Tech Blog
  • [New] The mean risk for SARS-CoV-2 infection among all enrolled household members was 52% among 40 households with one or more SARS-CoV-2 infections, with higher risks in New York City versus Utah. Medical Xpress
  • [New] Israel cannot tolerate that Hezbollah's missile buildup would continue until it would become an existential threat against the city of Tel Aviv, Israel's economic capital and ultimately a threat against the very existence of the State of Israel. Aliyah Organization
  • [New] A new number of integrated pilot zones for cross-border e-commerce will be established before the end of the year, realizing full coverage of all cities in Guangdong.
  • [New] With over half of the world's population in urban areas, and both urbanization and precipitation extremes expected to increase in the future, understanding how urban landscapes are affected by precipitation-triggered landslides is a pressing need. ScienceDaily
  • [New] Beyond the UK, the K-Briq could have significant implications for the energy transition in developing countries, where cities are growing at an exponential rate and the introduction of new housing stock cannot keep pace with ballooning populations. Energy Monitor
  • [New] While infrastructure continues to crop up in cities across America, questions remain over access issues in outer metro areas, and whether lower-income people will invest in electric vehicles for long-term cost and environmental benefits. Texas Standard
  • [New] Other major cities, including Phoenix, are expected to build digital twins soon as well, under an environmental initiative Cityzenith is calling Clean Cities - Clean Future, which aims to reduce the amount of greenhouse gases cities emit. StateScoop
  • [New] As cities across the world urgently seek sustainable and affordable mass transit solutions that meet the needs of a zero-carbon, clean air future while supporting a new age of mass urbanisation, around 100 countries are planning over 1,000 new metro rail projects by 2030. UKTN (UK Tech News)
  • Things will be particularly bad in New York City, where officials are already considering sea walls and other measures to fortify its population against rising sea levels. Salon
  • In a 1.5 degrees Celsius world, sea levels will continue to rise for centuries and swamp coastal areas including cities that are currently home to over 50 crore people. Mashable India
  • MASS will revolutionise urban mobility and connectivity in cities worldwide, cutting congestion, air pollution, costs and carbon emissions. Passenger Transport

Last updated: 24 October 2021