December 5, 2014

CityMetric partners with the Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford

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CityMetric has teamed up with the Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford, to act as media partner on the “Challenges of Government Conference 2014: Flourishing Cities”. The conference will be held in Oxford on Thursday 11th and Friday 12th December.

As part of this partnership, we are publishing a series of articles from lecturers and students at the School, looking at cities around the world.

Bogotá: The 476 year-old teenager

Colombia’s capital has recently suffered from official corruption. But now it’s bouncing back.

By Juan D. Gutiérrez-Rodríguez


India: Smart cities need smart governance

Or how Modi’s 100 smart cities will be nothing more than 100 real-estate projects.

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By Shahana Chattaraj 


Interactive sound maps provide new tools for mapping cities

Do you hear what I hear?

By Gascia Ouzounian


Kathmandu is hit by an earthquake every 70 or 80 years – and the last was in 1934

Preparing for the worst.

By Rubeena Mahato


Here’s how the Swedish capital changed the debate on urban transportation

More mobility, not more traffic.

By Martin Saven


Housing is the single most important factor in Africa’s economic development

It’s the housing policy, stupid.

By Professor Paul Collier


To find out more about the Flourishing Cities conference, and to register for your free place, please click here.

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