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Greener Cities The C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) and Siemens today announced a new collaboration, both a technical partnership and a global prize competition to recognize city actions and innovation that will accelerate C40 city actions to combat the impacts of global climate change. “Cities around the world — particularly C40 cities — are […]

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cities and global warming and climate change

Resiliency In The face Of Climate Change With the proportion of the global population living in the urban areas sets to rise to 70 percent by 2050, cities worldwide are catching up to build infrastructures – 60 percent of which are yet to be built – to meet today’s challenges and future demands amid climate […]

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Greener Investments San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors took a big step in April when it recommended by unanimous vote that the city divest nearly $600 million in fossil-fuel holdings from its $16-billion pension fund. As the biggest municipality in North America to take such action, San Francisco is nudging other major cities on the continent to […]

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Green Cities 10. Bogotá, Colombia In recent years, Bogotá has drastically improved its reputation, moving from a city plagued with organized crime and poverty to one that is renowned for its green living and sustainability. The capital city of Colombia boasts an efficient public transport system, more than 1,100 urban green spaces and hundreds of […]

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Sustainable Urbanization The Future The tangled web of international organizations that constitutes global governance has become so remote and ineffective that few count on it to deliver results anymore. Now, after decades of turf wars and self-marginalization, international organizations must rally around sustainable urbanization. The world is undergoing an unprecedented and irreversible wave of urbanization, […]

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Sustainable, Resilient Cities “To date, the trend towards urbanization has been accompanied by increased pressure on the environment and growing numbers of urban poor,” said the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Executive Director, Achim Steiner, at the launch of the report in Nairobi, Kenya. “But unique opportunities exist for cities to lead the greening of the […]

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The Green Metropolis This book looks at the rise of urban sustainability in America, using specific case studies. Matthew Slavin first defines different aspects of the terms sustainability. He then goes about explaining the rise of sustainability with many examples from cities like Portland, Milwaukee, Phoenix, Washington DC, San Francisco, Honolulu, Philadelphia, and New York […]

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