Posts tagged with 'cities'
Solving the Fresh Water Crisis
Solving the Fresh Water Crisis
This article was originally posted on the Pacific Standard. For the past five years, the World Economic Forum has listed water crises among the world’s top global risks, alongside others like “major systemic financial failure” and cyberattacks. Unfortunately, the ranking has proven ...
From Bogota to Belgrade, Cities Commit to Energy-Efficient Buildings
From Bogota to Belgrade, Cities Commit to Energy-Efficient Buildings
Around the world, urban leaders including university presidents, renowned architects, city mayors and financial managers are recognizing the need to manage explosive energy demand growth from rapid urbanization. But changing business-as-usual development is not an easy task. Today, 12 new ...
C40 Financing Sustainable Cities Forum & Workshop
C40 Financing Sustainable Cities Forum & Workshop
Global leaders in city finance met in Rio de Janeiro on 5 April 2016 for the first-of-its-kind global forum to accelerate the financing of climate action in cities. The C40 Financing Sustainable Cities Forum brought together over 130 representatives from ...
Be a Hummingbird: It’s Time for Concerted Local Action on Climate Change
Be a Hummingbird: It’s Time for Concerted Local Action on Climate Change
The World Summit Climate & Territories (#WSCT) gathered 800 local decision makers in Lyon, France, July 1-2, 2015. In the lead up to COP21 (the 21st Conference of the Parties)—one of the most important climate meetings of the year—mayors and ...
The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) define important priorities for international development over the next 15 years, including the need for safe, sustainable, and inclusive cities. Photo by Justin Swan/Flickr.
United Nations Sustainable Development Goals emphasize sustainable cities in latest draft
At the 2012 Rio+20 Summit, the United Nations member states began the ambitious process of defining the social and economic priorities for humanity over the next fifteen years. The open and participatory process and the initial negotiations amongst the world’s ...
Mayors play a pivotal role in creating sustainable, livable cities. Photo by Tommy Vohs /Flickr.
On the move: Advancing sustainable transport – getting from here to there
This is the tenth and final post of the “Sustainable Urban Transport On The Move” blog series, exclusive to TheCityFix. Preparation of this series was possible thanks to a grant by Shell Corporation. Its contents are the sole responsibility of ...
McKinsey Reports on the Exploding Urban Economy
McKinsey Reports on the Exploding Urban Economy
The McKinsey Global Institute, an initiative of management consulting firm McKinsey & Company, last week released, “Urban World: Cities and the rise of the consuming class,” a report detailing the global consumption patterns of the earth’s most economically productive 600 ...
WRI’s 30th Anniversary Dinner: Reflecting on Cities and Leadership
WRI’s 30th Anniversary Dinner: Reflecting on Cities and Leadership
This post was originally published on WRI Insights. Cities were a major theme of WRI’s 30th anniversary dinner last night. And, why not? The event took place in arguably the greatest city in the world, New York. Guests included Mayor ...
"City 2.0" Wins TED Prize
"City 2.0" Wins TED Prize
For the very first time, TED, the nonprofit organization devoted to “Ideas Worth Spreading,” awarded its TED Prize not to an individual but to an idea. The winner was “City 2.0,” an idea dedicated to creating the city of the ...
Call for Abstracts: 5th International Urban Design Conference
Call for Abstracts: 5th International Urban Design Conference
The 5th International Urban Design Conference will be held in September 2012 in Melbourne, Australia. The conference is an opportunity to hear about best practices and exchange ideas within the urban design field. The conference was established in 2007 and ...
Apply Now to Win the CNU Charter Awards
Apply Now to Win the CNU Charter Awards
Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU) is calling for entries for its 2012 Charter Awards, in order to recognize and highlight the very best practices in New Urbanist design. The award was first distributed in 2001, and since then, it ...
Five Lessons From The Atlantic’s Green Intelligence Forum On Sustainable Cities
Five Lessons From The Atlantic’s Green Intelligence Forum On Sustainable Cities
Human habits, behaviors and choices – when thoughtfully aligned – can have cascading effects and contribute to more livable and efficient cities. Photo by Cameron. This post was originally published in WRI Insights by Robin Murphy on November 22, 2011.  Last ...
World Habitat Day 2011: Top Posts on Cities and Climate Change
World Habitat Day 2011: Top Posts on Cities and Climate Change
 People living in urban slums, like here in Mumbai, are especially vulnerable to risks associated with climate change. Photo by Jon Baldock. Since 1985, the United Nations designated the first Monday of October as World Habitat Day. Today’s global celebration will ...
Living Cities: Collaboration is Key
Living Cities: Collaboration is Key
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of its establishment, Living Cities hosted panel discussions on Tuesday on leadership, innovation and problem-solving mechanisms in urban areas. Living Cities was established in 1991 by philanthropists and corporate leaders who believed that real change in ...
Q&A with Gary Hustwit: Designing Cities
Q&A with Gary Hustwit: Designing Cities
Urbanized, a film exploring urban design in more than 40 cities, will premiere at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival tomorrow night, Friday, September 9, 2011. Urbanized is the final documentary in Gary Hustwit’s trilogy of design films. Hustwit’s previous films, ...
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