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Individuals recognised for transforming public spaces

Individuals recognised for transforming public spaces

They will receive a share of more than $1m as part of the inaugural Knight Public Spaces Fellowship, which seeks to strengthen community engagement and connections.

NYC launches air quality challenge

NYC launches air quality challenge

The open innovation call hopes to attract new ideas to help reduce the negative impacts of urban air pollution and urban heat island effect.

New York considers fines for staring at your phone while crossing the road

New York considers fines for staring at your phone while crossing the road

A lawmaker in the New York State Senate has proposed legislation to prohibit pedestrians from using portable electronic devices while crossing a roadway, except in emergencies.

BCN-NYC Affordable Housing Challenge winner announced

BCN-NYC Affordable Housing Challenge winner announced

A joint proposal from Columbia National University and Straddle 3 Barcelona has been chosen for the international BCN-NYC Affordable Housing Challenge.

New York and San Francisco rank as most expensive cities for construction

New York and San Francisco rank as most expensive cities for construction

A comparison study reports that the cities face unique challenges and, overall, the construction sector and its clients must invest in areas such as digitalisation and resiliency.

London tops smart and sustainable ranking

London tops smart and sustainable ranking

The UK capital leads IESE Business School’s Cities in Motion Index, ahead of New York and Amsterdam, but the study also highlights some shortcomings.