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More than 200 people gathered together in Barcelona yesterday, within the framework of a symposium organised by the Metropolis Women International Network, to discuss and deliberate on policies regarding public space and urban development from a gender perspective.

The next Commission 1 “Cities and Climate Change” meeting will take place in Paris, on the 15th, 16th and 17th of December 2010. 

The session will tackle some of the different problems linked to human activities and climate change, such as the principal challenges concerning water resources, forests, agriculture, biodiversity, urban heat islands, city planning and transport. In addition, we will deal with changes in climate and the main risks posed by extreme meteorological phenomena: severe floods, heat waves, etc. Additionnally, and on behalf of Mayor of Nanterre M.Patrick JARRY,  the training session will be followed by a technical  on-site visit on ecological neighborhood in the City of Nanterre(4 km from Paris) on 17th December. 

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Climate change. Cities in action
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56 pages

This publication sets out some of the innovative technology and sustainability actions from Metropolis member cities, the Connected Urban Development partner cities and other progressive cities worldwide. These provide an insightful and inspiring benchmark of best practices towards Smart+Connected Communities. These signify the emergence of an urban services platform approach towards the role of technology in the sustainable development of cities.

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Connecting Cities: China. A Research Publication for Metropolis Congress
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173 pages

Introduction by Chris Johnson
Chinese Cities in Contemporary Globalisation by Peter Taylor and Michael Hoyler
Urbanisation in China: Causes and Consequences by Eric Heikkila
Three City Regions in China by CB Richard Ellis
Mega-City Region Development in the Greater Pearl River Delta by Anthony Yeh and Jiang Xu
The Chinese Urban Age by Richard Hu
Shanghai's Waterfront by Richard Marshall

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Connecting Cities: India. A Research Publication for Metropolis Congress
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157 pages

Introduction by Chris Johnson
Urban India: Comparing Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata and Bangalore by Phillipp Rode and Rit Chandra
Globalisation and Exclusionary Urban Growth in Developing Countries: the Indian case by Amitabh Kundu
Vision Mumbai by Bombay First
The Emergence of a World City: Bangalore by H.S. Sudhira
Creative Financing of Urban Infrastructure in India through Market-based Financing and Public-private Partnership Options by Chetan Vaidya

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Connecting Cities: Networks. A Research Publication for Metropolis Congress
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170 pages

Introduction by Chris Johnson
Cities in Today's Global Age by Saskia Sassen  
World City Network by Peter Taylor
Physical Connection: Airline Networks by Ben Derudder & Frank Witlox
Virtual Connection: Information Networks and Cities by Johnathan Rutherford
Global Knowledge Networks by Michael Hoyler and Heike Jons
D_City: Networking the Data Modelling Revolution by Davina Jackson
 

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