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Advance planning, partnerships and granular governance are strategies, according to a new report from 100 Resilient Cities.
David Hatch July 24, 2017
When two small towns got talking, what emerged was a new Mediterranean recipe for food procurement.
Amy Labarrière July 21, 2017
‘Localizing’ the Sustainable Development Goals isn’t about cities alone. States, provinces and other regions are just as important, notes new report.
Gregory Scruggs July 20, 2017
“The lesson is about more restraint,” says ISOCARP vice-president and planner Martin Dubbeling.
Gregory Scruggs July 19, 2017
The initiative unveiled a broad vision to break down barriers to local implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals — and an expectation of real results.
Carey L. Biron July 18, 2017
Nine years ago, Robert Hakiza fled an African war zone. Now, he lives in Kampala, advocating on behalf of a growing number of refugees living in Uganda's capital.
Christopher Swope July 18, 2017
A new report from the World Resources Institute highlights changes needed to build cities without slums.
Patralekha Chatterjee July 14, 2017
Since Ahmedabad developed a pioneering Heat Action Plan in 2013, another 17 cities have followed. The efforts are starting to make an impact.
Patralekha Chatterjee July 13, 2017
Electricity only reaches a fraction of the population in many major African cities. A new report suggests changes that will be needed as cities and energy demands grow.
David Hatch July 12, 2017
The Gold Standard unveils a new certification for sustainable urban development.
Carey L. Biron July 11, 2017
The international community will focus on cities at next year’s SDGs review. Before that, the urban community is looking for strengthened coordination on SDG 11.
Carey L. Biron July 10, 2017
Latin American initiatives recognized by Social Production of Habitat Award.
Emilio Godoy July 6, 2017
A report calls on cities to look at Amsterdam, Belo Horizonte, Detroit, Nairobi and Toronto for inspiration.
David Hatch July 5, 2017
Earning the award also means the Tanzanian capital will host a summit for world transportation experts next year.
Gregory Scruggs June 30, 2017
In Oberhausen, a group of artists and activists called Kitev is fueling a burst of experimentation in urban regeneration.
Simone d'Antonio June 30, 2017
A mayors’ network comprising nearly half of the U.S. population expressed support for going completely renewable.
More than 300 municipalities worldwide are already aiming to eliminate their use of fossil fuels. A new toolkit shows how others can, too.
David Hatch June 28, 2017
An interview with the Green Bank Network’s Douglass Sims.
Carey L. Biron June 27, 2017
A call for improving the customer experience of mass transit.
David Hatch June 23, 2017
After decades of trying concrete solutions, authorities are planting bamboo and mangroves and using other soft-path methods to make its waterways less of a menace.
Keith Schneider June 22, 2017
8-member panel’s work now expected to wrap up by end-July.
Gregory Scruggs June 21, 2017
4 takeaways on urban philanthropy from a global gathering of foundations.
Christopher Swope June 20, 2017