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[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 11:31
Participants at the tenth session of the World Urban Forum (WUF10) unpacked the theme of ‘Cities of Opportunities: Connecting Culture and Innovation.’ Opening speakers set the tone for the Forum, which took place in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE), from 8-13 February 2020. Falah Mohammad Al Ahbabi, Chairman of Abu Dhabi’s Department of Municipalities and Transport, pointed to mass migration... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 10:14
January was difficult, at best. I joined the rest of the masses who had to forgo their multiple coffee runs at a certain coffee house; turkey subs, the ultimate guilty pleasure for dieters on their journey to shed holiday weight whilst drowning in sauces and cheeses that could give even a saint a foodgasm; and happy hour at an artistic café, perhaps to the delight and disbelief of my liver. Like... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, February 24, 2020 - 15:07
UN Climate Change News, 18 February, 2020  – Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), a data provider for the UN’s Global Climate Action Portal, has recognized 105 cities with a combined global population of 170 million people for their climate action leadership by including them on the new CDP’s Cities A List . This is more than double the number of cities recognized than in the year before, and... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Monday, February 24, 2020 - 14:17
Join us in the project final conference and award ceremony under the title ‘Teaming up for transformation: improving municipal energy management for integrated climate action’ on 18 June 2020 in Berlin (Germany). Representatives from cities in Croatia, Cyprus, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Latvia and Spain will share their experience on the benefits of transforming energy management practices... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Monday, February 24, 2020 - 10:38
What is RISE Africa? RISE Africa is ICLEI Africa’s new annual event that aims to inspire and foster new connections that lead to swift and impactful actions for enhanced sustainability and resilience in Africa’s urban areas. Exposure to forward-thinking ideas from different disciplines through a range of curated interactions will provide an antidote to outdated “silo” thinking that is well... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, February 24, 2020 - 10:20
New disease outbreaks, like the novel coronavirus that recently emerged in China’s Hubei province, generate headlines and attention. Meanwhile, however, Americans face a slower but much more pervasive health crisis: obesity. Nearly 40% of Americans are considered obese. Rates of obesity for children have increased in recent decades, putting more people at increased risk of heart disease, diabetes... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Friday, February 21, 2020 - 13:44
The URBAN FUTURE Global Conference gathers CityChangers from all over the world – passionate people who drive change towards more sustainable cities. Cities are key to a sustainable future of our planet. Massive changes are necessary to fight climate change and social inequalities. But is technology really the most relevant solution to driving change? We are convinced that it’s all about the... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Friday, February 21, 2020 - 12:33
The world's 15 fastest-growing cities - based on UN population estimates - are all in Africa. Among the fastest-growing cities are three cities located in Tanzania. Bujumbura, Burundi is forecast to grow fastest in the next 15 years. The world population is expected to grow to 8.6 billion in 2030, and African metro areas are leading this growth. According to a 2017 UN press release,... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 12:57
The IEEE Green Technologies Conference provides an open forum for the Engineers, Academia and Industrial Community, that is Researchers, Innovators, and Regulators, from around the world to collaborate on the development and deployment of sustainable Technologies which are environmentally friendly.  Interested individuals from around the world are invited to participate in developing and applying... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 12:21
Throughout history, cities have invested in programs and infrastructure to support the efficient movement of people and goods. Once upon a time, this meant regularly cleaning up after horses and providing tethering rings. Over time, streetcar tracks ran down city streets. Then those were paved over to make way for cars to drive and park. As cities began focusing more on livability and embraced “... Read more