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Posted on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 16:25
The world is urbanizing and the Fourth Industrial Revolution is transforming life at an unprecedented rate. Cities must be “agile” – able to move quickly and easily – to enable their citizens to thrive. Agile Cities: Preparing for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, unpacks the concept of agility and introduces guidelines for measuring agility in key areas of city life. Building on their... Read more
Posted on Monday, September 17, 2018 - 14:28
Adjusting the planning system to put good design at the heart of urban development could lead to a £15 billion boost to the UK economy and improve the wellbeing and mental health of millions of individuals across the UK. A new report, ‘A Design for Life’, commissioned by British Land says that improving mental health and wellbeing in our cities could have significant and positive impacts in... Read more
Posted on Friday, September 14, 2018 - 11:18
ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability USA released at Global Climate Action Summit a report summarizing the major determinants of community-scale performance in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Released in partnership with numerous other reports detailing the scale of action among business, regions, and local government, this analysis is the first to report on the collective progress of... Read more
Posted on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 11:59
Cities across the globe are looking to develop affordable, environmentally friendly, and socially responsible transportation solutions that can meet the accessibility needs of expanding metropolitan populations and support future economic and urban development. When appropriately planned and properly implemented as part of a larger public transportation network, urban rail systems can provide... Read more
Posted on Monday, September 10, 2018 - 15:50
The report includes 228 initiatives related to the USVI’s continuing recovery and focused on improving long-term security and economic growth, with a special focus on critical infrastructure, public services, and increasing businesses’ resilience in future storms and other natural disasters. The recommendations—many of which are already in the process of implementation—generally fall into four... Read more
Posted on Monday, September 10, 2018 - 15:05
This paper is part of an ongoing collaboration between the World Bank and the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization to raise awareness about the importance of water management in fragile systems and to propose strategic responses. It is important to better understand these dynamics to ensure that water does not add to fragility, but rather promotes stability, and contributes to... Read more
Posted on Monday, September 10, 2018 - 14:58
Cities account for 73 % of global GHG emissions (IEA 2016); if nations should be able to deliver on their commitments under the Paris Climate Agreement, it is necessary to encourage and facilitate large-scale urban climate action. Achieving substantial reductions in energy-related emissions requires simultaneous climate action across sectors. Detailed, practical, and scientifically robust... Read more
Posted on Tuesday, September 4, 2018 - 11:43
The Resilience Enhancers developed under the City Resilience Profiling Tool (CRPT) isolate the cross-cutting themes that underpin UN-Habitat's resilience building methodology into an advocacy and training tool. The Enhancers provide both an understanding of the relationship between the topic in focus (i.e. Gender, Climate Action, Humanitarian Action among others) and development, global agendas,... Read more
Posted on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 - 11:41
Land is often a critical aspect of conflict: it may be a root cause or trigger conflicts, or may become an issue as the conflict progresses. Conflicts lead to forced evictions; the people who are displaced by conflict need somewhere to live, often leading to further disputes over the use of land and other resources. This publication shows how addressing land issues can mitigate conflict,... Read more
Posted on Thursday, August 23, 2018 - 17:16
Resilient Cities is the annual global forum on urban resilience and adaptation convened in Bonn, Germany. The congress series provides an international platform to share the latest knowledge, good practices, challenges, and innovations for creating more resilient cities. It also serves as an annual meeting point to track local progress on the resilience targets of Sustainable Development Goal 11... Read more

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