Local authorities are increasingly pressuring car manufacturers by wielding major regulatory and purchasing power.
Gregory Scruggs April 24, 2017
Observatory will seek to recalibrate balance between climate activism and public health.
Gregory Scruggs April 20, 2017
New lessons in open government from Paris.
Tatiana de Feraudy April 3, 2017

The city will provide soil and seeds to gardeners who are encouraged to grow vegetation wherever they can, Inhabitat reports. 

November 1, 2016

Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo says it’s time to reclaim the city’s streets from cars and turn them over to public transit, cyclists and pedestrians, The Star reports. 

January 12, 2016
A new metropolitan governance body for Greater Paris was born on January 1. Will it improve coordination of the area's many local governments or merely add a new layer of bureaucracy?
Gregory Scruggs January 8, 2016
2015 ushered in watershed new development and climate frameworks. Urban advocates are hoping that 2016, and the adoption of the New Urban Agenda, will provide a clear roadmap for action on these agreements.
Gregory Scruggs December 17, 2015
Questions remain about financing mechanisms for local and regional governments.
Gregory Scruggs December 14, 2015
Details to be finalized over coming year. Newly announced U.N. ‘urban hub’ also to come up with plan on cities and climate before COP 22.
Alecia D. McKenzie December 10, 2015
As local leaders seize the spotlight, what motivates mayors to act against climate change?
Gregory Scruggs December 9, 2015
Buildings are responsible for a third of all greenhouse-gas emissions and are seen as the single easiest and most effective way for cities to make significant climate contributions.
Carey L. Biron December 8, 2015
Mayors and other subnational officials are everywhere in Paris, urging greater focus on financing and implementation as COP 21 accord nears adoption.
Gregory Scruggs December 8, 2015
In a first-of-its-kind summit, local authorities pledged support for 100 percent renewable energy and 80 percent reduction in emissions. They also called for city-level climate coordination ahead of next year’s Habitat III conference.
Gregory Scruggs December 5, 2015
U.N. released “Guiding Principles for City Climate Action Planning”.
Gregory Scruggs December 4, 2015
Seeking investors for ‘transformative’ local climate projects at COP 21.
Alecia D. McKenzie and Christopher Swope December 4, 2015
Mayors and other local officials set to make strong showing at Paris summit.
Gregory Scruggs November 30, 2015

Mayor Anne Hidalgo touts the car-free day as a way to tackle air pollution, Forbes reports. 

September 11, 2015

The French capital is looking at doubling the length of its bike-lane network, among other steps to encourage cycling, Wired reports. 

April 13, 2015

The law requires adding solar panels or plants to rooftops, Architizer reports.

March 31, 2015

Two European capitals known for their environmental consciousness are responding to hazardous smog levels this week, AFP reports. 

March 23, 2015
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