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  • [New] Sewage samples in New York City provided to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention identified presence of polioviruses indicating a risk of community transmission. City of New York
  • [New] The plan - which fits into the Brussels region's larger Good Move plan to reduce car traffic by 24% by 2030 - is designed to prevent cars from crossing the city center, instead diverting them to the ring road. Politico
  • [New] New York City could introduce a traffic congestion charge of up to $23 a day late 2023, which a study released on Wednesday projected would reduce the number of cars entering Manhattan by 15-20%. The Guardian
  • [New] The analysis, coming on the heels of the federal government's historic $369 billion climate bill, finds that congestion pricing could play a major role in reducing car traffic and pollution in New York City. Gothamist
  • [New] Even a few metres of sea level rise will redraw the map of the world, with profound consequences for millions of people in coastal cities from New York City to Shanghai. The Guardian
  • [New] Nighttime temperatures may increase by almost 35 degrees, from 68.7 degrees Fahrenheit to 103.5, in 28 large cities across East Asia, and are expected to surpass the increase in daytime temperatures. Grist
  • [New] Disperse radioactive material in a city as densely populated as New York, and it could cause catastrophic damage. Defense News
  • [New] After the launch in New York City, plans are that New York's Drivers Cooperative will share its platform technology with organized workers in other major cities, with the possible result of tens of thousands of new worker-owners joining the cooperative movement. Non Profit News | Nonprofit Quarterly
  • [New] New York City's plan to house 600 asylum seekers in one single facility could be a violation of state regulations and create safety issues for migrants who are housed there. City & State New York
  • [New] With Local Law 154, New York City will be the largest city in the world to phase fossil fuels out of new construction starting in 2024. RMI
  • [New] A post-pandemic tourism revival has led to a rise in consumption by as much as 10% in cities such as Barcelona, where - if there is no rainfall soon, and none is forecast - restrictions are likely to be imposed next month. The Guardian
  • [New] Given the contribution cities make to global greenhouse gas emissions, leaders will increasingly be expected to take action to reduce emissions as they simultaneously build resilience and create truly sustainable and liveable cities. ARUP
  • [New] Another ambitious railway project, the Lagos-Kano Standard Gauge Railway, in Nigeria, will span 1,678 miles (2,700 kilometers) from the port city of Lagos, to the northern city of Kano, near the border with Niger. CNN
  • [New] Egypt hopes to entice some of the 20 million residents of its current capital, Cairo, to relocate to the new city, where there is space for 6.5 million people. CNN
  • [New] Consistent with President Biden's commitment to invest in urban renewal and infrastructure at home, the United States will help African cities plan for their growth in critical sectors like energy access, climate change, adaptation, transportation, and water and waste management. U.S. Government
  • [New] GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) - Israeli airstrikes flattened homes in Gaza on Saturday and Palestinian rocket barrages into southern Israel persisted for a second day, raising fears of another major escalation in the Mideast conflict. Stars and Stripes
  • [New] As climate change continues to increase global temperatures, the popular Indian city is expected to see droughts and water scarcity, heat waves, and floods. StAlbertToday.ca
  • [New] Gaza City - Israeli air raids levelled homes in Gaza and Palestinian rockets targeted southern Israel for a second day, stoking fears of another major escalation 14 months after the last war. Al Jazeera
  • [New] Urban unemployment was scored as a medium-high level of risk based on the surveys to subject matter experts and Greater Bridgetown has a greater poverty rate than both the country as a whole and rural areas of Barbados. Stimson Center
  • [New] The ECONOMICS category shows a medium-high level of risk associated with urban unemployment while medium risk scores for the informal economy and national GDP per capita, reflecting Barbados' mix of structural economic strengths and vulnerabilities. Stimson Center
  • [New] The Clean Heat challenge is part of a broader effort by city and state governments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from buildings 40% by 2030. Canary Media
  • In Warsaw, the city government is expecting around 60,000 Ukrainian students to enter the school system in September, but only has space to accommodate 36,000. The New Humanitarian

Last updated: 14 August 2022


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