Better Cities May 2022


Better Cities | May 2022

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World Cities Summit 2022 Science of Cities Symposium

The Science of Cities Symposium 2022 targets researchers and practitioners with experience and/or interest in the development of (i) Complexity Science for Adaptive and Sustainable Cities and (ii) Science of Regenerative Cities. The symposium spotlights international and local evidencebased research and practices related to these two emerging yet critical fields. The event will be preceded by a lunch networking reception and poster presentations.

31 July 2022, Sunday 12:00pm – 6.30pm (GMT +8)

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City of Vienna Awarded Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize 2020

The city of Vienna has been awarded the Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize for 2020. Vienna has been driving holistic and consistent improvements for its residents, as it reinvented itself into a distinctive capital of culture, music and history. The Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize is a biennial international award that honours outstanding achievements and contributions to the creation of liveable and sustainable urban communities around the world.

Vienna will be sharing its experience at the Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize Lecture and Forum, 1 August 2022, at the World Cities Summit 2022. Sign up to hear from them and the other Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize Special Mention cities.

View of Vienna’s historic centre.
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Urban Solutions #20 |Urban Design Strategy and Preservation of Historical Features

Shenzhen is looking to rebrand itself, and there are calls to do so by revitalising the city with its natural surroundings, among other things.

Retaining cultural personality is a key consideration in the rejuvenation of areas such as Nantou Ancient City.
Source: Urban Planning & Design Institute of Shenzhen

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Urban Solutions #20 |From Smart City to Space Syntax: An Analytical Language to Plan and Design Cities

The concept of the “Smart City” has been useful to highlight how cities and towns can be developed using digital technology, but the time may have come for a new approach.

Function follows flow and form–people movement in London.
Source: Space Syntax

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