Edmonton, capital of Alberta, Canada, with 899447 people, has comfortable precipitation and snowfall levels in summer and winter, and 2300 hours of sunshine per year. Summer temperatures of 6-23 C drop to 2 to -15 in winter.
Is host to premier research and education centres, and hundreds of cultural events each year. It is home to the longest stretch of connected urban parkland in North America, Canada’s largest living history museum, and is branded as the business service gateway to the North.
Don IvesonTitle: MayorPopulation: 899447Member since: 17.01.1992
The City of Hamilton (formerly the Regional Municipality of Hamilton-Wentworth and its lower-tier municipalities) is located in southwestern Ontario, Canada, along the western shore of Lake Ontario. The city of over 500,000 inhabitants consists of a highly industrialized core that was traditionally based on the steel industry. However, as manufacturing companies downsized, service and institutional sectors grew to become a major part of the local economy. The City of Hamilton has made sustainable, active transport one of its priorities, and is currently in the process of creating an integrated bike sharing program.
Fred EisenbergerTitle: MayorPopulation: 536917Member since: 17.01.1992
Miami-Dade County encompasses more than 2,000 square miles (larger than Rhode Island and Delaware) along the southeast tip of the Florida peninsula. One-third of the western part of the County is located in Everglades National Park. Beautiful Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean are located to the east, the Florida Keys to the south, and Broward County to the north. The area has a fascinating history and ceremonial artifacts have been discovered dating back 2,000 years near the Miami River.
Carlos A. GimenezTitle: MayorPopulation: 2674279Member since: 31.10.1991
The City of Port Phillip is a local government area of Victoria, Australia on the northern shores of Port Phillip, south of Melbourne's central business district. It has an area of 20.62 km² and had a population of 91,372.
Dick GrossTitle: MayorPopulation: 91372Member since: 04.04.2000
Oslo is Norways capital and most populous city. The City is located in southeast Norway, with an inlet to the south and mountains to the north. It serves as the economic and governmental center of Norway, and plays a prominent role at the European level as a strategic center for maritime industries. Oslo has worked on many different fronts to become a sustainable city its initiatives to improve air quality, foster biodiversity, and encourage green innovation won the City a position as a finalist for the title of European Green City 2016.
Raymond JohansenTitle: Governing MayorPopulation: 647676Member since: 07.07.1992
Valledupar es la capital del Departamento del Cesar, fundada por conquistadores españoles el 6 de enero de 1550. Está bañada por los ríos Guatapurí, Badillo y Cesar. Es un importante centro musical y cultural, con un gran potencial turístico derivado de su tradición de la música vallenata, sus paisajes y su centro histórico declarado como Bien de Interés Cultural. Valledupar trabaja en su Plan de Desarrollo 2016-2019 por convertirse en una ciudad Verde, Amable e Incluyente.
Augusto Daniel Ramirez UhiaTitle: MayorPopulation: 453212Member since: 19.07.2018
New Taipei City is the highest number of population in Taiwan and has long been committed to the adaption and mitigation work related to climate change. New Taipei City envisions the overall administration with the “New Capital of Quality Cities” by including “local employment, school, home care and local LOHAS”. Declaration to express its determination in defying climate change related issues and the continual building of low-carbon and resilient city to cope with climate change.
Consistently ranked by the National Competitiveness Council among the top 10 most competitive Philippine cities, Cagayan de Oro is the strategic choice to do business. This first-class city has a well-developed infrastructure backbone; excellent connectivity to major production areas and markets through the presence of an international port and multi-berth baseport, an international-standard airport, and extensive inter and intra-city road networks; rich agricultural resources; extensive pool of human resources; and, a diverse range of eco-tourism attractions.
The local government pioneered the computerization of business permits and licensing, and assessment and payment of real property tax, earning the city top honors as the most e-ready Philippine city. Continuing reforms in business permitting and pioneering development in automated building permit application and issuance make Cagayan de Oro an ideal place for business.
Your Logistics Hub
Located at the northern seaboard of the country’s southernmost island of Mindanao, this fast-growing city of more than 600,000 people provides easy access to an enormous concentration of markets in Northern Mindanao with an aggregate population of over 4.0 million.
The Mindanao Container Terminal facilitates direct and cost-efficient movement of containerized cargoes to Manila, Cebu and international shipping hubs. The multi-berth Cagayan de Oro Baseport handles inter-island passenger travel with connectivity to the country’s nautical highway and Mindanao’s logistics corridors. Laguindingan Airport services air logistics requirements while an extensive inter- and intra-city road network leads to and from the major production areas and markets of Mindanao.
Cagayan de Oro is the entry point for the quick distribution of goods to a consumer market of 22.0 million, and the most efficient exit for the island’s agricultural and industrial products to major foreign and domestic markets in Visayas and Luzon. Supply chain companies have located major depots or distribution centers in Cagayan de Oro and its immediate environs.
The expansion of the Mindanao Container Terminal and the FDC Power Plant consolidate Cagayan de Oro’s position as the largest logistics center in Southern Philippines.
Your Industry and Services Hub
Complementing the logistics infrastructure is the rapid modernization of the city’s telecommunications infrastructure, transforming it into the business center and international logistics and telecommunications hub of the south.
Cagayan de Oro is the center of education in Mindanao. Xavier University (Ateneo de Cagayan) is Mindanao’s first university. Capitol University and Liceo de Cagayan University are cited by the National Association of Colleges and Universities as among the country’s top 10 higher education institutions with the highest number of accredited programs. Custom-designed skills training and apprenticeship programs are readily available to serve human resource requirements.
Your Agribusiness Hub
Cagayan de Oro’s strategic location and rich agricultural resources make it the preferred site of major agribusiness companies such as Del Monte Philippines, Nestle Philippines, Pilipinas Kao, and other small and medium agri-based industries.
As the gateway to Southern Philippines, Cagayan de Oro provides direct access to Mindanao’s rich agricultural areas, source of 40% of the country’s food and livestock. It is a significant producer of oleochemical and other coconut products and Northern Mindanao is the top producer of cattle and is the third largest producer of poultry in the country.
Your Leisure and Living Hub
Cagayan de Oro is a key MICE destination in Southern Philippines. Currently, 4,806 rooms from various accommodation facilities can readily support conventions with 3,000 participants.
The city also has a wide range of commercial activities, including state-of-the art retail and recreational facilities. A range of living options offer environment-friendly quality of life.
Cagayan de Oro is linked to the island paradise of Camiguin, renowned for its white sandy beaches, hot springs, waterfalls, and historic landmarks.
Oscar MorenoTitle: MayorPopulation: 602088Member since: 08.08.2017
Vadodara as it has now been renamed has 10 administrative wards and 26 election wards. Each election ward is represented by three councilors of whom one is a lady councilor. Thus the total number of Municipal councilors is 78. The election is held once in five years and the Mayor’s tenure is maximum of 2½ years. While the Mayor is the head of the elected body, the administrative head is the Municipal Commissioner who is assisted by a couple of Deputy Municipal Commissioners and several other officers including city engineer, chief accountant and ward officers. Each administrative ward is headed by the ward officer who is responsible for efficient and smooth functioning of revenue collection, sanitation and implementation of certain govt. schemes and he is answerable to the Asst. Municipal Commissioner (Zone). There are two Deputy Engineers in each ward who are equivalent in grade to the ward officer and are looking after water supply and drainage functioning. These engineers are working under direct supervision of an Executive Engineer (zone).
Jigeeshaben J. ShethTitle: MayorPopulation: 1666495Member since: 18.07.2006
Sorocaba is located in the Southwest region of the State of São Paulo. A region with more than 2 million inhabitants, the main economic bases are the industry, commerce and services sectors. Sorocaba develops integrated actions that have been improving the quality of life of the population, such as a cycle route plan with a 120 km cycle path, a program to decontaminate the Sorocaba River, tree plantations in community areas, and environmental education projects.
José CrespoTitle: MayorPopulation: 652481Member since: 01.01.2011
Pietermaritzburg is the capital and second largest city in the province of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. It was founded in 1838, and is currently governed by the Msunduzi Local Municipality. Its "purist" Zulu name is UMgungundlovu, and this is the name used for the district municipality. Pietermaritzburg is popularly called Maritzburg , and often informally abbreviated to PMB. It is a regionally important industrial hub, producing aluminium, timber and dairy products.
Vitoria-Gasteiz has a surface area of 277 Km2 (under the 20% of it occupied by the urban fabric and infrastructures). It is the official seat of the Basque Parliament and of the common institutions of the Basque Country. It is considered to be a balanced city, with abundant green and free spaces, with a comprehensive network of public amenities and with a high quality of life, thanks to its commitment to integrating sustainability in all its policies. It was the European Green Capital in 2012.
Tacoma is a mid-sized urban port city and is the county seat of Pierce County, Washington. The City of Tacoma is a coastal city, sitting on the Puget Sound, and is situated between Seattle and the state capital. Tacoma ranks as the third largest state in Washington and serves as the center of business activity for the South Sound region.
Victoria WoodardsTitle: MayorPopulation: 202308Member since: 19.07.2007
Kawasaki City, one of the largest cities in Japan with a population of over 1.46 million, continues to expand as a convenient residential city. Kawasaki boasts various attractive features and great potential, including its convenient location in the center of the metropolitan Tokyo area, beautiful natural surroundings such as the Tama River and Tama Hills, promising industrial development, and the urban design as a city of culture, arts and sports.
The city, however, is expected to face a declining population after peaking in 2030. Considering it as a challenge to overcome for the city's future, Kawasaki is now intensifying its efforts to make the city a friendlier place in which to raise children, including initiatives to reduce the number of children on the waiting lists to enter childcare facilities to zero, and serve school lunches at all junior high schools.
Further, Kawasaki City aims to develop safe communities, where people can live with a sense of security, while making the city a more powerful industrial city to increase the attractive features and vitality of Kawasaki. By achieving the well-balanced development of both, we can create a city where everyone can enjoy a feeling of happiness.
Sydney is located on Australias east coast and is the countrys first declared and largest city - it accounts for 19% of the Australian population with over 4.5 million residents. More than half of Australias top companies and over 500 multinational regional offices have headquarters in Sydney, and its economy accounts for 1/4 of the national GDP. In 2008 Sydney launched its Sustainable Sydney 2030 plan, which calls for the growth of green industry and the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions alongside the fostering of an international cultural and economic environment. In accordance with the plan, the City is currently working to execute its energy master plan, which aims to derive 100% of its electricity, heating, and cooling from renewable sources by 2030.
Clover MooreTitle: Lord MayorPopulation: 169505Member since: 18.08.1992
The Byron Shire region is located in the north-east coast of NSW, Australia. The region covers 556.7km2, and includes 44 towns, including the larger regional centres of Byron Bay and Mullumbimby. The region is predominantly rural. The resident population of the Byron Shire in 2015 was 32,723, but the region also attracts over 1.3 million visitors annually. in 2015, Byron Shire committed to a zero emissions target, covering to whole region. This is a ten year target (2025) which covers the major identified sectors of emissions: energy, buildings, transport, land use and waste.
Simon RichardsonTitle: MayorPopulation: 32723Member since: 14.12.2015
Bologna, capital of Emilia-Romagna region, in northern Italy. It lies at the northern foot of the Apennines, 55 metres above sea level. Bologna is of paramount importance as a road and rail centre. The city is an important agricultural market and food-processing centre, but also has developed into an important industrial centre; its chief manufactures include agricultural machinery, electric motors, motorcycles, railway equipment, chemicals, and shoes.
Minneapolis is the largest city (by population) in the state of Minnesota. It is bisected by the Mississippi River and shares an eastern border with the state’s political capital, it’s “twin” city, Saint Paul. Minneapolis has one of the best public park systems in the country, has extensive bicycling routes and trails, hosts two light rail lines; and has plans to double its downtown residential population to 70,000 by 2025.
Jacob FreyTitle: MayorPopulation: 407207Member since: 24.09.1992
The capital of Batangas Province and the largest of its (3) cities, is a major industrial, commercial, educational and recreational center. Located at the southern portion of the province is approximately 112 kilometers south of Manila and may be reached in 2 hours by land or 8 hours by water. Home to 329,874 inhabitants, Batangas City has a total land area of 28,541.44 hectares consisting 24 urban and 81 rural barangays.
Beverley Rose A. DimacuhaTitle: MayorPopulation: 329874Member since: 07.08.1995
Helsinki is the capital and largest city of Finland, on the shore of the Gulf of Finland of Baltic Sea. Helsinki has a population of 626,305 and urban metropolitan population of 1.2 million. Approximately 75% of foreign companies operating in Finland have settled in the Helsinki region. In 2009, Helsinki was chosen to be the World Design Capital for 2012. Helsinki was the first European capital with a comprehensive sustainable development action plan in 2002.
Jan VapaavuoriTitle: Lord MayorPopulation: 626305Member since: 15.01.1993
Established in 1876, Martinez is the County seat of Contra Costa County. It is located along the Sacramento and San Joaquin rivers in the central part of the County. As a certified California Green Business, the City of Martinez is committed to being environmentally sustainable, and a big part of that commitment is to ensure we provide the resources our residents and businesses need in order to be reduce their carbon footprint.
Rob SchroderTitle: MayorPopulation: 37165Member since: 17.09.2007