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CITIES AND SUSTAINABLE INFRASTRUCTURE POLICY SNAPSHOT

Global City Indicators Facility at the Global Cities Institute and ENGIE

With the rapid rate of global city growth and the concurrent demand for improved infrastructure and city services, pressure has never been greater on city leaders and managers to make smart policy and planning decisions focusing on sustainable, smart and resilient infrastructure.  As today’s investment shapes the cities of tomorrow,  infrastructure investment must balance the social, economic, and environmental needs of today with what will be needed fifty years from now.  

 

In this report, GCIF, in partnership with ENGIE identify the factors that should be considered when developing and delivering sustainable infrastructure in cities and the corresponding financing options and necessary tools.  

DATA, BOUNDARIES, COMPETITIVENESS: THE TORONTO URBAN REGION IN GLOBAL CONTEXT

Global City Indicators Facility (GCIF), December 2013

The GCIF Aggregation Report, “Data Boundaries, Competitiveness: The Toronto Urban Region in a Global Context,” was released at the GCIF Ontario Roundtable on Municipal Data on December 10th, 2013. The report highlights the need for aggregated data, the importance of competitive regions and the results and findings from the GCIF Aggregation Pilot Exercise with Ontario municipalities. The work in defining what GCIF has termed the “Toronto Urban Region” is also detailed.

CITIES AND AGEING POLICY SNAPSHOT

Global City Indicators Facility (GCIF) and Philips

By 2050, for the first time in human history, there will be more older people in the world than children under 14 years of age. By that same year, 70 percent of the world population will be urbanized. In this report, GCIF, in partnership with Philips, examine the implications of these two converging global demographic trends and the policy and planning challenges associated with “age friendly cities.”

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