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Engaging businesses in a more strategic way is critical to take cities from ambition to implementation — and overcoming obstacles that might deter private-sector engagement is central to the success of this.
Peter White October 16, 2017
The Sustainable Development Goals will help produce more stable and equitable markets for business to prosper — and their implementation in cities could generate tremendous private-sector opportunities.
Toby Brennan and Fraser Thompson July 17, 2017
New partnership types can meaningfully engage the private sector in implementing global goals in cities.
Elizabeth Ryan and Michael Nolan June 5, 2017
Mirik Milan says that as cities look to copy the role he made famous, they should hire 'somebody that really knows nightlife'.
Gregory Scruggs May 1, 2017
The Human Cities Coalition, comprised of Dutch companies as well as NGOs, governments and academia, seeks to create “not ‘smart’, not ‘resilient’, but ‘human’ cities”.
Selma Zijlstra April 27, 2017
An interview with the World Economic Forum’s urban point person, Alice Charles.
Gregory Scruggs April 7, 2017
The Investable Cities Index should be ready by the middle of the year.
Brendon Bosworth March 8, 2017
Enabling stronger participation by business is important, new report says, but so is transparency and public trust.
Gregory Scruggs February 14, 2017
In cities, business linked to the goals could spur economic activity worth more than USD 3.7 trillion annually — mostly in developing countries.
David Hatch February 3, 2017
Habitat III must result in a collaborative multi-stakeholder model that can be translated by national governments and their partners into local action programmes.
Gary Sharkey June 20, 2016
Innovative business can be a key solver of complex urban challenges, and many corporate leaders are keen to engage in strategic partnerships to drive urban sustainability.
Roland Hunziker November 13, 2015

Mayor Martin Walsh is engaging the public, corporations and universities on ideas such as nontraditional classroom environments, the Boston Globe reports. 

May 11, 2015

The banking giant’s 10-year effort will help cities boost energy efficiency and mitigate climate change, GreenBiz reports.

February 19, 2015

Greg Clark, a London-based specialist in the intersection of business and cities, represents a new breed of urban strategists who help municipalities realize their economic potential, Live Mint reports. 

January 19, 2015

A World Bank innovation specialist writes that collaborative work environments help foster entrepreneurs with bold ideas.

December 2, 2014

The private sector has been largely missing at previous World Urban Forums. Neal Peirce asks if it will be any different this time.

Neal Peirce April 5, 2014
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