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A Street View of Surabaya. Photo by hectorlo/Flickr
Live from Surabaya: Setting the Stage for the New Urban Agenda
This week in Surabaya, Indonesia marks the last preparatory session (PrepCom3) before the UN Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III) in Quito, Ecuador in October 2016. The conference will bring together national governments, sub-national actors, decision-makers and ...
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Photo by Mariana Gil/ WRI Brasil Sustainable Cities
Transforming Transportation: From Global Targets to Local Action
Last year saw major international commitments on critical topics like climate change, sustainable development and road safety. From the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to the Brasilia Declaration on Road Safety and the climate agreement reached at COP21,  ...
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The Compact of Mayors presents a major opportunity for cities to gain support and recognition for combating climate change.  Photo by Luc Mercelis/Flickr
Empowering City Leaders: Pacing Local Climate Action after COP21
TheCityFix is covering cities at COP21. Urban areas account for a large share of greenhouse gas emissions but are also tremendous agents of innovation to address climate change. Read our full coverage of the Paris Climate Conference as it relates to cities, buildings, and mobility. “Our cities ...
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Bikes, downtown Beijing. Photo by Benoit Colin/WRI.
Accelerating Collaborative Action on Transport and Climate Change at COP21
TheCityFix is covering cities at COP21. Urban areas account for a large share of greenhouse gas emissions but are also tremendous agents of innovation to address climate change. Read our full coverage of the Paris Climate Conference as it relates to cities, buildings, and mobility. In the ...
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As COP21 tackles the issue of urban transport, decision makers should work to transform global and national goals into local, city-level actions. Photo by NYC DOT
Translating National Climate Commitments Into Local Action for the Transport Sector
TheCityFix is covering cities at COP21. Urban areas account for a large share of greenhouse gas emissions but are also tremendous agents of innovation to address climate change. Read our full coverage of the Paris Climate Conference as it relates to cities, buildings, and mobility. Over the ...
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UN-Habitat Executive Director  Dr. Joan Clos addresses a joint press conference during PrepCom2--a meeting in Nairobi, Kenya for international leaders to prepare for next year's Habitat III. Photo by UN-Habitat/Flickr.
Upcoming Habitat III Conference Offers Opportunity for Leaders to Set a New Urban Agenda
In 1950, fewer than 800 million people lived in urban areas. Today that number is almost 5 billion, and is expected to surpass 6 billion by 2045, according to the UN World Urbanization Prospects. Urban growth—and its related challenges of ...
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