September 29, 2016

Studying India's water crisis

May 17, 2016

Toronto the diverse: BBC study declares city most diverse in the world

March 24, 2016

U of T urban experts on federal budget: a key moment to reinvest in this next-generation infrastructure


January 4, 2016

Alan Christie, 2016: three city experts on the year ahead, University of Toronto News.


November 19, 2015

David Rider, Former Toronto city manager Joe Pennachetti gets new post at U of T, The Star.


November 19, 2015

Alan Christie, Cities expert Joe Pennachetti joins the University of Toronto, University of Toronto News.


October 18, 2015

Patricia McCarney, Happy cities for happy people, ISO Focus Magazine #112.


June 10, 2015 

Igor Bonifacic, U of T professor helps launch the first open data standard, Yonge Street Media.


June 9, 2015

Timothy A. Schuler, Old City, New Tricks, Landscape Architecture Magazine.


May 22, 2015

Tyler Hamilton, Raising the standard on sustainable cities, Corporate Knights.


May 21, 2015

Daniel Hoornweg, What makes a resilient city?, Corporate Knights.


May 8, 2015

Noreen Ahmed-Ullah, U of T's Patricia McCarney launches Open City Data Portal, University of Toronto News.


April 28, 2015

Tyler Irving, Megacity metabolism: is your city consuming a balanced resource diet?, University of Toronto Engineering News.


April 21, 2015

Patricia McCarney, The Power of Numbers with Patricia McCarney - The Cities Podcast: Episode 102, University of Toronto News.


March 25, 2015

ICLEI, Advancing SDGs at the local and subnational level: Input to UN negotiations on Post2015 development agenda. 


March 25, 2015

Roger Gareth Frost, 18 Asian cities embrace disaster-resilience standard, Nikkei Asian Review.


March 11, 2015

Click Green, Global expert panel to deliver on London’s smart city challenge.


March 9, 2015

Patrick Luciani, Patrick Luciani: Do City Rankings carry any real value?, National Post.


March 5, 2015

Maya Borgenicht, Future Cities Strategy, Evergreen. 


Feburary 17, 2015

Patricia McCarney, Reflecting on “Data” and “Big Data” for Cities, The Hedgehog Review.


February 4, 2015

Robyn Brown and Emily Graham, “WLI Profile: Professor Patricia McCarney”, Urban Land Institute.


February 4, 2015

John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design News, Work by the Daniels Faculty's Global Cities Institute gives world cities tools for change, University of Toronto.


January 26, 2015

Tanya Talaga, “New database gives world cities tools for change,” Toronto Star.


January 1, 2015

Standardized Information Leads to Better City Living: Interview with Prof. Patricia McCarney at the University of Toronto, Research2Reality.


December 1, 2014

Jonathan Ballantine, “The value of sustainability reporting by cities,” Cities Today.


November 25, 2014

George Karayannis, “Dissecting ISO 37120: How clean is your city’s water?” Smart Cities Council


November 23, 2014 

Simon Kent, “Cities can learn from each other thanks to Toronto,” Toronto Sun.


November 21, 2014

“Global Cities Institute: In the news,” University of Toronto’s John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design. 


November 19, 2014

George Karayannis, “Dissecting ISO 37120: Why shady planning is good for smart cities,” Smart Cities Council.


November 19, 2014

Nick Michell, “World Council on City Data announce the addition of a further 100 global cities,” Cities Today.


November 18, 2014 

Cale Vanderveen, “Toronto Get Platinum Award from World Council on City Data,” Urban Toronto.


November 18, 2014

“Barcelona obtiene la certificatión Platinum en calidad de servicios de las ciudades” (in Spanish). 


November 17, 2014

“Boston joins other Foundation Partners at World Council on City Data summit in London,” Boston Redevelopment Authority.


November 17, 2014

Simon Kent, “Toronto, other big cities share ideas,” Toronto Sun


November 12, 2014

“ISO 37120, orientada al desarrollo sustentable de la comunidad,” Futuro Sustentable (in Spanish)


November 11, 2014

Christopher Swope, “Cities Try to Measure Greenhouse-Gas Emissions Better,” CITISCOPE


October 27, 2014

Patricia McCarney, “U of T Cities Podcast: Future Cities: Setting a Global Standard for Data on Global Cities,” University of Toronto.


October 2014

Jonathan Ballantine, “The Value of Sustainability Reporting by Cities," Cities Today (Issue 15).


October 23, 2014

John Lorinc, “The Ultimate OS Upgrade: Tech-Savvy Cities," Huffington Post.


October 17, 2014

George Karayannis, “Dissecting ISO 37120: How smart is your city about transportation?,” Smart Cities Council


October 10, 2014

Mesh Cities, “The University of Toronto’s Global Cities Indicators Is Changing The World—Really".


October 7, 2014

George Karayannis, “Dissecting ISO 37120: How connected (and innovative) is your city?,” Smart Cities Council.


October 3, 2014

George Karayannis, “Dissecting ISO 37120: The long road to zero waste cities,” Smart Cities Council.


September 24, 2014

Dave McGinn, “How the big-data revolution can help design ideal cities,” The Globe and Mail.


September 19, 2014

George Karayannis, “Dissecting ISO 37120: Gimme shelter, please! The homeless challenge cities face,” Smart Cities Council.


September 10, 2014

George Karayannis, “Dissecting ISO 37120: How safe is your city? (Hint: run the numbers on homicides and response times),” Smart Cities Council.


September 9, 2014

Joel Cherkis, "City Maturity: Two International standards offer a leg up," Microsoft.


August 27, 2014

George Karayannis, "Dissecting ISO 37120: How healthy is your city (and what zip codes have to do with it," Smart Cities Council.


August 20, 2014

George Karayannis, "Dissecting ISO 37120: Fire and emergency response indicators -- how safe is your city," Smart Cities Council.


August 15, 2014

George Karayannis, "Dissecting ISO 37120: How debt, spending and tax collections add up in the new smart city standard," Smart Cities Council.


August 13, 2014

George Karayannis, "Dissecting ISO 37120: Does your city's air quality measure up to the new smart city standard?" Smart Cities Council.


August 8, 2014

George Karayannis, "Dissecting ISO 37120: What the new smart city standard says about energy," Smart Cities Council.


August 6, 2014

George Karayannis, "Dissecting ISO 37120: Why education may be the most important smart city indicator of all," Smart Cities Council.


August 5, 2014

Madeleine Stern, "How Does Your City Measure up Across the Globe?," Law Street Media.


August 1, 2014

George Karayannis, "Dissecting ISO 37120: Economic indicators in the new smart city standard," Smart Cities Council.


July 30, 2014

George Karayannis, "Dissecting ISO 37120: Why this new smart city standard is good for cities," Smart Cities Council.


June 16, 2014

Sue Lebeck, "Building smart cities: food, material and finance,"


June 13, 2014

Patricia McCarney, "Taking Indicators for City Services Global," Public Sector Digest.


June 12, 2014

Noah Toly, "A postcard from the Global Cities Summit," Cardus.


June 4, 2014

Neal Peirce, "Finally, clear performance data for comparing the world's cities,"


May 29, 2014

Gemma Karstens-Smith, "Big Ideas: Global experts offer their suggestions for a better Toronto," The Toronto Star.


May 21, 2014

Doug Cooley, “New ISO Standard Gives Cities Common Performance Yardstick,” Public CEO


May 17, 2014

Christopher Hume, "Will Toronto be resilient in the face of climate change?" The Toronto Star, Urban Issues.


May 16, 2014

Christopher Hume, "Global Cities experts speak — but will Toronto listen?" The Toronto Star, Urban Issues.


David Thorpe, "New ISO and World Council Will Help Smart Data Make Liveable Cities," Sustainable Cities Collective.


CBC Metro Morning, "Global Cities Summit: Learning from other cities" (Audio).


May 15, 2014

City of Toronto, "World Council on City Data launched in Toronto,"


Clare Saxon, "New Platform Launched for Cities Around the World to Share Big Data and Build Better Environments for their Cities," The Climate Group.


Isabel Inclan, "Ingresará Guadalajara a indicador mundial de ciudades ISO37120," Yahoo! Noticias.


Isabel Inclan, "Durango desarrolla su turismo para dejar de ser lugar “de paso”," Yahoo! Noticias.


February 12, 2014

Hamutal Dotan, "New study looks at Toronto region's economic competitiveness," Yonge Street Media.


February 1, 2014

Christopher Hume, "Toronto-based data institute puts cities in their place," The Toronto Star.