Category Archives: Local Government

Rockefeller Foundation Seeks Resilient Cities

Is Your City Resilient The 100 Resilient Cities Challenge seeks to find 100 cities that are ready to build resilience to the social, economic, and physical challenges that cities face in an increasingly urbanized world. We can’t predict the next … Continue reading

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U.S. Mayors Pass Climate Change Resolution

Political Momentum For Change If Nothing Else A bipartisan group of mayors from across the U.S. passed a resolution Monday that green lights projects to tackle climate change. The group approved a resolution at the U.S. Conference of Mayors event … Continue reading

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Obama Announces Billion-Dollar Climate Change Challenge

Plan Lacks Substance, Vision Speaking at the commencement ceremony at the University of California Irvine on Saturday, President Barack Obama continued his advocacy to curb carbon emissions by committing $1 billion in competitive funding measures to address the effects of extreme weather, … Continue reading

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Johannesburg First C40 City To Issue Green Bonds

Strong Support For Sustainability Projects The City of Johannesburg is proud to announce that today we had a successful auction of the first green bond COJGO1 maturing in 2024. The bond of R1.46 billion is priced at 185 basis points … Continue reading

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Urban Natural Resources Demand Cooperative Governance

Sustainable Cities Require Inclusive Planning By Harini Nagendra, Bangalore From my office, on the 9th floor of a tall building in an academic campus in Bangalore, I have a birds-eye view of the city’s peri-urban surroundings. To the west, I can see a … Continue reading

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Cities Sued By Insurance Company Over Climate Change

Failure To Prepare For Heavier Rainfall Leads To Landmark Case Last month, Farmers Insurance Co. filed nine class-action lawsuits arguing that local governments in the Chicago area are aware that climate change is leading to heavier rainfall but are failing … Continue reading

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Ericsson Announces Collaboration With UN Habitat To Improve Cities

Sustainable Cities More Livable At the close of its second think-tank event called the Networked Society Forum (NEST), Ericsson announced its commitment to promoting industry-wide collaboration to improve city life.   The theme of NEST was “Reinventing Urban Life,” and … Continue reading

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Business Must Collaborate With Local Government To Expedite Sustainability

 Bottom-Line Partnerships Critical To Success Many cities have a vision for what a sustainable and resilient urban environment and community look like, but openly acknowledge shortages of capital, employee bandwidth and political cover to pull it off alone.  “What unites us … Continue reading

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New York City LED’s Way With Greener Lighting

Big Apple Gets Greener When many people think of New York City, beyond the crowds their image of the city is the lights. Soon, the night skyline will be much whiter because all 250,000 street lights are being switched to LEDs in the … Continue reading

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Can Dallas Lead Texas To Greener Pastures?

Sustainability Makes Business Sense In Texas An updated set of standards in Dallas will ensure that city officials aren’t the only ones concerned with green building. This month the city mandated that all residential and commercial projects must meet the … Continue reading

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