Cities Today – Newsletter, 13 August 2014

[image: Cities Today – Connecting the world's urban leaders] *Newsletter* 13 August 2014 London trials free WiFi on public buses *12 August 2014 * Nick Michell ICT and Cities Urban Innovation Urban Mobility [image: The trial of the free WiFi will enable passengers to surf the Internet while travelling] Transport for London (TfL) has begun a trial of free WiFi on two buses operating in the capital, enabling passengers to keep in touch through email and social media, browse the Internet and even complete their weekly grocery shop. The trial will see WiFi technology installed on a route 12 bus, operating between Dulwich and Oxford Circus, and a route RV1 bus, which operates between Covent Garden and Tower Hill. * Read more * [image: Asia Oil Week] Global challenge launched to create smart cities *5 August 2014 * Jonathan Andrews Governance ICT and Cities Urban Innovation [image: NIST] The US Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and several partners have kicked off the year-long Global City Teams Challenge to help communities around the world work together to address issues ranging from air quality to traffic management to emergency services coordination. * Read more * [image: AFC] New York announces new partnership to invest US$350 million in affordable housing *4 August 2014* Nick Michell Housing and Planning [image: Mayor of New York Bill de Blasio announcing the new partnership] Mayor of New York Bill de Blasio and Comptroller Scott Stringer have announced a partnership to establish a US$350 million fund to support affordable housing throughout New York City, marking a major investment in the administration’s historic plan to create and preserve 200,000 units of affordable housing. * Read more * [image: ReWork Cities Summit] New innovation lab opens in Philadelphia *1 August 2014 * Jonathan Andrews Citizen engagement ICT and Cities Private sector Video [image: Philadelphia officials hope the new lab will help steer the city to becoming cutting edge] The Mayor of Philadelphia, Michael Nutter, has opened the city’s own Innovation Lab, a technology-enabled space in which city employees, community members and external partners can work together to create solutions to municipal challenges. *Read more* [image: Solar Middle East] Interview with Anna Lisa Boni, Secretary General of EUROCITIES *31 July 2014* Jonathan Andrews Featured Governance [image: Anna Lisa Boni, Secretary General of EUROCITIES] *Anna Lisa Boni took up her new post as Secretary General of EUROCITIES, the Brussels-based network of major European cities, on 19 June. She spoke with Jonathan Andrews about how she believes that cities are the engines to drive Europe out of its economic slump and if cities are to innovate, they must network more with each other* *Read more* Cities Today is a *PFD Media* publication. © Copyright PFD Publications Ltd. 2014. All rights reserved. Web marketing by *Communication Common.* *Forward email * This email was sent to by | Update Profile/Email Address | Rapid removal with SafeUnsubscribe ™ | Privacy Policy . Cities Today | PFD Publications Ltd | 165 The Broadway | London | SW19 1NE | United Kingdom