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The city can’t focus on being “number one” without a robust framework for comparison, Dubai’s Aisha Miran says.
Brendon Bosworth March 28, 2017

The one-story structure will be the first office building made this way, Reuters reports. 

July 3, 2015

Construction of King Abdullah Economic City could help Saudi Arabia expand its economy beyond oil, the Daily Mail reports. 

May 27, 2015

Mayors from 114 U. S. and Canadian cities will raise funds and contribute technical savvy to rehabilitate the Jordan River, Green Prophet reports. 

May 13, 2015

The “Robo Cops” will help the city handle a surge in visitors for Expo 2020 by patrolling malls and other public venues, the Khaleej Times reports.

May 7, 2015

The requirement to use environmentally-friendly varieties of cement made of recycled material began this month, Al Bawaba reports. 

April 22, 2015
Israel’s tech capital is working on improving the way citizens interact with city departments.
Jesse Fox April 22, 2015

A book to be released in May highlights the placemaking role of ubiquitous street chairs in Cairo, The Pop-Up City reports. 

April 3, 2015

A key concern is the impact on limited water resources in the desert environment, Green Prophet reports. 

March 18, 2015

The space will be part of a cultural village that is one of the city’s main tourist attractions, Global Construction Review reports. 

March 16, 2015

Private developers are expected to fund the $65 billion project, The National reports.

March 5, 2015

Two Egyptian banks are offering low-interest loans designed to encourage Cairo residents to purchase solar panels for their rooftops, Green Prophet reports. 

February 12, 2015

Rawabi is meant to be a quiet, tree-lined city for a growing middle class, but its future is mired in regional tensions, the BBC reports. 

February 10, 2015

The new dormitory space helps Sderot address its shortage of affordable student housing, Jetson Green reports. 

February 3, 2015

Dubai hopes to remove 7,000 vehicles from its roads on February 4, the city’s annual Car Free Day, Green Prophet reports. 

January 22, 2015

The mountain of trash in the city of Sidon is to become an inviting public park with olive trees and an amphitheater, Green Prophet reports. 

December 26, 2014
A new effort in Beirut uses crowd-sourced information to build the case against corruption.
Nabila Rahhal December 24, 2014

The largest rooftop garden in Beirut serves as a model for introducing more greenery into an urban jungle awash with concrete, Green Prophet reports. 

November 28, 2014

The ancient Lebanese city will rely on Tony Sfier to help it tackle its most serious challenges in millennia, Guardian Cities reports.

September 1, 2014
A city with too few parks for too many people is leaning on civic activism to improve its green space.
Nabila Rahhal August 27, 2014

Alexandria and Giza are among the Egyptian cities working with the UN to distribute national ID cards to poor women, according to the United Nations Development Programme.

July 29, 2014
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