7 August 2020 - Big Data is often discussed in the context of international development, but what exactly is Big Data? And how is it relevant to tackling issues in the urban environment - including in the context of smart cities?
7 August 2020 - For the 22nd session of the Building Back Better Speaker Series, we focus on "Safer Schools: Resilient Infrastructure for Resilient Cities." We were joined by Ana Ardelean, Chief Resilience Officer, Tbilisi, Georgia, Alina Sava, Education Specialist, Education Global Practice, World Bank, and Raphaëlle Thiollier, Oasis Project Manager, City of Paris.
5 August 2019 - For the 19th session of the Building Back Better Speaker Series, we focus on “Resilient Housing” we hear from Elizabeth Hausler, Founder, and CEO, Build Change and Santiago Uribe, Executive Director, Resilience Corporation Office of Medellin.
5 August 2020 - For the 20th session of the Building Back Better Speaker Series, we focus on “Water and Sanitation” we hear from Japheth Habinshuti N, Chief Resilience Officer (CRO) City of Kigali and Michael John Webster, Executive Director: Water and Waste, the City of Cape Town as well as special guests Jennifer Sara, Global Director, Water Global Practice, World Bank Group and Henk Ovink, Special Envoy for International Water Affairs at Kingdom of the Netherlands.
5 August 2020 - For the 21st session of the Building Back Better Speaker Series, we focus on "Digital Technology: Underpinning Recovery." We were joined by Aida Esteban Millet, Senior Director of Urban Mobility and Smart Cities for LAC, Visa, Frank Vieveen, Smart City Program Lead, City of Rotterdam, and Fabien Clavier, Senior Urban Planner Consultant for the World Bank.
27 July 2020 - Urban Access and Managing Streets for People and Freightis the fourth webinar of the World Resources Institute (WRI) Ross Center for Sustainable Cities' Triple Zero Freight for Cities: Webinar Series. This open panel discusses how effective, data-driven street and curbside management can improve last-mile logistics and create streets that are accessible to everyone.
20 July 2020 - The update of the global Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) in 2020, contains unprecedented and riveting findings – on how poverty reduced in a study covering 5 billion people, on how COVID-19 might affect projected levels of multidimensional poverty, and on how MPI interacts with SDG indicators like vaccination, work, and environment.