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.
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
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