Overtourism vs. Sustainable Tourism – How to place a city on the map

Source: Renata Cleaver Malzoni People are the heart of cities. They occupy the streets and roads by foot, bicycle, bus, and car, moving around to go to work, to shop, to play, to meet friends and family, or to just wander around and enjoy the  scenery. People build, with their innovation and creativity, cities from […]

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Designing Urban Areas for Sustainable Futures: Will the Circular Economy be the Future Model of Economic Growth in Cities? (2/2)

Following on our previous post, this post is going to focus on how the circular economy could advance in the urban context. The circular economy (CE) offers great opportunities to reinvent our economy, making it more sustainable and competitive. It has the potential to benefit citizens, businesses and the environment alike, and to enhance collaborative […]

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Designing Urban Areas for Sustainable Futures: Will the Circular Economy be the Future Model of Economic Growth in Cities? (1/2)

The impacts of human activity on the environment are myriad: global warming, environmental degradation, biodiversity loss, overexploitation, pollution, etc. As the global population continues to expand and the overriding patterns of production, consumption and trade remain severely unsustainable, a global rethink of the current model of growth is required. Cities, as home to more than […]

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How Serious Is Gender Inequality at Local Government Leadership?: A Quick Assessment of Women Leading Cities and Gender Equality

A couple of weeks ago, the 2017 edition of the Smart City Expo World Congress took place in Barcelona. During the different conferences at the Congress and side events – including the 3rd International Conference of the Specialist Center on PPPs in Smart and Sustainable Cities (PPP for cities) led by IESE -, it was […]

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Ageing in the City: Can Metropolises Contribute to Better Senior Living?

Today, we live longer and healthier lives than ever before. In 2017, 962 million people was aged 60 years or over, and this number is expected to more than double by 2050 and to more than triple by 2100. Additionally, more than half of the world’s population already lives in cities and it is forecast […]

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