Resilience

As a strategy, it’s local, less controversial and far more manageable, with actionable steps that give quick, tangible feedback while simultaneously addressing climate change.
Doug Kelbaugh January 16, 2017

Residents of Mongolia’s capital will hold a protest next week to raise awareness about hazardous particulate levels, Bloomberg reports. 

December 23, 2016
A country where earthquakes frequently turn towns to ruins has become an accidental laboratory for different approaches to rebuilding after a disaster.
Simone d'Antonio December 16, 2016
Uncertainty prevails after a year of progress and setbacks.
Gregory Scruggs December 13, 2016

A Texas metropolis known for sprawl will feature a vast nature district with trails, lakes and an Audubon center, the Dallas News reports. 

December 13, 2016
Athens, Madrid, Mexico City and Paris will phase out the technology over the next decade, while announcing commitments on climate and air quality.
Gregory Scruggs December 8, 2016
Sydney mayor assures: 'There is so much you can achieve even if you do have a government that is not supportive.'
Gregory Scruggs December 6, 2016
ANALYSIS | New tools are helping local authorities adopt a ‘systems approach’ to understanding the full scope of their resource use — and to figure out efficiencies.
December 2, 2016
National plans to cut greenhouse-gas emissions are still coming together — and perhaps falling apart in the case of the U.S. But the winning cities of this year's C40 Awards are already making big progress.
Gregory Scruggs December 1, 2016
ANALYSIS | At the recent COP 22 talks, local authorities said they want a framework for accessing international climate-related funding by 2020.

Verde Vertical has added greenery to more than 400 public spaces across the megacity, CCTV America reports. 

November 30, 2016
Bolstered by the SDGs framework, cities must open themselves up to becoming laboratories for urban water-policy reform.
Michael Tiboris November 28, 2016
A post-Marrakech interview with ICLEI’s Yunus Arikan.
Gregory Scruggs November 25, 2016
Local authorities make up a key part of China’s new strategy to combat climate change. These cities have committed to ‘peak’ their carbon emissions before 2030.
Gregory Scruggs November 18, 2016

A new report from the Kresge Foundation and Abt Associates finds that cities are making progress on preparing for immediate extreme weather events. 

November 17, 2016
Event will mark ‘policy, science and practice evolving together’, expert says.
Gregory Scruggs November 16, 2016
Tuesday’s surprise electoral results in the United States could have far-reaching impact on a host of issues. What about local efforts at containing global warming?
Carey L. Biron November 9, 2016
Cities won landmark recognition at last year’s Paris negotiations. What are they hoping to get out of the first formal follow-up to those talks?
Gregory Scruggs November 7, 2016
As COP 22 begins, three recommendations on how to get from good documents and commitments to work plans on sustainability — and quickly.
Gino Van Begin November 7, 2016

The American Society of Landscape Architects recommends that cities respect the forces of nature in their planning choices.

October 27, 2016
USD 2.3 million announcement addresses key gap in mayors’ ability to access climate finance for resilience planning in cities.
Anna Valmero October 20, 2016
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