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[ News ] Posted on Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 11:32
In the city of Bandung, in Indonesia, municipal leaders are administering acupuncture. But their patients are not human. The patient is the city itself. Through a series of small projects – such as carefully placed walkways and parks – they are undertaking a process called “urban acupuncture” that sees cities as living organisms that can be healed by strategically placed pin prick interventions... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 11:06
Developers in London have come under scrutiny for segregating people who live in social or affordable housing from residents who pay market rates. Prominent cases have included children from social housing being blocked from using a playground in a new development, and “poor doors” providing separate entrances for social housing residents. Of course, segregation has long been a reality in cities... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 10:51
Participants of COP21 (Paris, 2015) agreed that limiting the average global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius was an absolute imperative, and that this goal would require that human-produced emissions peak in 2020 and get to zero (yes, ZERO!) by 2050. California set the decarbonization train in motion in 2006 with passage of the California Global Warming Solutions Act (California Assembly... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 - 15:56
Cities must have direct access to international climate funds if they are to contribute to the fight against climate change, according to a new report from the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group and Overseas Development Institute, which calls for the creation of a development bank for cities. Despite climate funds averaging US$463 billion between 2015-16 globally, the paper estimates that US$93... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 - 15:49
The CGIAR Independent Science and Partnership Council (ISPC) recently launched 'Agriculture & Food Systems to 2050 - Global Trends, Challenges and Opportunities.' The foresight report is an outcome of an ISPC assessment conducted in 2017 by mostly non-CGIAR strategic thinkers & discussants, to explore the pressures on the global agri-food system between now and 2050.   The report... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, May 6, 2019 - 03:13
Jepara Antique Reproduction Furniture As you may know, many individuals feel that wood makes the best porch furniture. There's only something about wood that appears to be so directly for furniture. Be that as it may, wood will in general be very delicate with the impacts of the components. It is a result of this that individuals discover utilizing wood for open air furniture to be very... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 15:34
Winning the race against climate change to keep our planet livable and on a healthy trajectory requires action rooted in sustainable solutions aligned with the Paris Agreement and the UN-driven 2030 Agendafor sustainable development, Secretary-General António Guterres said on Saturday. “To put it simply, we need green development.  We need sustainable development.  And we need it now,” the UN... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 15:28
Thousands of cities can now share local climate data with the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) and ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI) simultaneously, after the two organisations launched a shared reporting platform. The new reporting platform comes just a few months after Cities Today reported that the Global Covenant of Mayors will use a new framework for reporting urban... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 15:23
The landmark Children’s Health Study tracked thousands of children in California over many years—and transformed our understanding of air pollution’s harms. Across Southern California, in school gyms and libraries and lunchrooms, the children filed in, one by one, to put their lips around a plastic tube and blow with all their might. Thousands of them, year after year, in rich neighborhoods and... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 15:09
In crowded cities, poorer neighbourhoods often experience the most noise pollution. But advances in architecture and sound engineering could offer solutions The air on Mint Street is heavy with the clang and clatter of the 08:15 to Liverpool Street station. The east London estate is squeezed into a small space beside a curved train line, and the carriages squeal as they round the bend. All... Read more