Resilience

Hopes for homegrown innovation amidst a growing water crisis.
Ryan Brown March 24, 2017
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
As global leaders gather at this week’s Habitat III conference to adopt the New Urban Agenda, they are being urged to pay greater attention to transport.
Anna Valmero October 19, 2016
Partnerships between the local government, national government and the Catholic Church keep Quito's historic center looking great and drawing tourists.
Marcela Ribadeneira and Eduardo Varas October 19, 2016

Millions of people could be spared from poverty, and billions of dollars saved, if cities devote more attention to resilience, the World Bank says. 

October 15, 2016
‘We can build the best infrastructure,’ said one official, ‘but the end goal to keep our cities resilient to climate change impacts, natural hazards and disasters is a means to create liveable communities for everyone.’
Anna Valmero October 13, 2016

French Polynesia and the Seasteading Institute would use the waterborne community as a technology testbed, Business Insider reports. 

October 7, 2016
In an interview, C40’s Seth Schultz says groups like his are embarking on a long-term commitment to work directly with the research community to support sustainable urbanization.
October 6, 2016
After a slow start, traction on health issues in the Habitat III process has grown. But before the New Urban Agenda is finalized this month, we suggest one addition.
Kristie Daniel and Jess Beagley October 3, 2016
The Habitat III strategy makes a strong connection between health, accessibility, inclusion and cycling. But it’s missing the concrete action that could make real the transformative change it seeks.
Zoé Kruchten October 3, 2016
Sus defensores elogian la guía de la estrategia de Hábitat III sobre planes locales de acción climática, resiliencia, eficiencia energética, transporte sustentable y alimentación urbana, entre otros temas. Sin embargo, no ofrece la hoja de ruta.
Gregory Scruggs September 29, 2016
Advocates laud the Habitat III strategy’s guidance on local climate-action plans, resilience, energy efficiency, sustainable transport, urban food and more. But they worry it doesn’t offer the specific roadmap needed.
Gregory Scruggs September 29, 2016
An interview with Debra Roberts, an IPCC co-chair and the first chief resilience officer of Durban, South Africa.
September 21, 2016

Winners in ten categories will announced in Mexico City on December 1.

September 21, 2016
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