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People must be at the centre of smart city planning, say experts

-The Straits Times- The diverse group of speakers from different parts of the region – who included a minister, a government official and private-sector participants – discussed ways to build smart cities in the era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

Unshackle private capital to deliver Sustainable Development Goals

Current estimates put the cost of meeting the 17 goals at $2.5 trillion per year in new investment, more than the economic output of the entire African continent.

Who needs Paris? 10 smaller cities with just as much culture and style

1. Vintage Seville. Andalucia’s lively capital may lack size, but it offers an atmospheric old town, 12th-century architecture, the Moorish Alcázar palace and the square of Plaza de España.

Seville will host the 10th anniversary of the mediterranean regional and local assembly

Created in 2010 by the European Committee of the Regions it is made up of 80 members; half are representatives of the European Union and the other half of the countries of the Mediterranean Arc, from Mauritania to Turkey.

London and Singapore lead ranking of world’s smart cities

London and Singapore topped a list of the world’s 50 smartest cities released by Eden Strategy Institute, following a study conducted by OXD. Seoul, New York City and Helsinki, Finland rounded out the top five.

Migration and Sustainable Development Goals focus of 2018 High-level Political Forum

IOM, the UN Migration Agency, participates in the 2018 High-level Political Forum (HLPF), which is underway from 9-18 July, by co-organizing three events to address the migration related aspects of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the UN Headquarters in New York.

The City Council promotes Seville in China as a destination for congresses, events and filming

In just two years, the Chinese has gone from 12th to 6th place among the main markets for tourists to the Sevillian capital.

The Seville City Council sets up an innovative system for the conservation of trees without chemical herbicides

 It is a pioneering system in Spain made with machines that use natural foam that respects the environment.

The city of Seville will plant 900 new trees in schools during this term of office

As of today, Sevilla has already 25 educational centers adhered to the municipal program of school gardens

Seville will host the next summit of the network of Magellanic cities

During the summit the city of Seville will host a major exhibition on the nautical cartography of Magallanes and Elcano

Seville invests more than 13 million euros in the air conditioning and energy efficiency of 21 schools in the city

The project has been achieved through the Andalusian Energy Agency, which will finance 90% of the actions.

ACI awards Seville Airport with the’Best European Airport Award

The International Airports Council (ACI) has awarded Seville Airport the’Prize for the Best Airport in Europe, in the category of aerodromes with a volume of between five and ten million passengers per year’.

300 representatives of cooperatives, worker-owned companies and associations meet at the 1st Social Economy Meeting in Seville

Around 113 cooperatives are represented with exhibitors ranging from organic food cultivation to cooperative educational centres