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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 ...
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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 ...
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600 cities will contribute $30 trillion in economic growth by 2025, increasing global consumption for energy and transportation.
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 ...
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Left to right: Stephen Ross, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Jonathan Lash, Mika Brzezinski, Joe Scarborough. Photo by Hechler Photographers.
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 ...
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“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 ...
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The fifth international urban design conference will take place in Melbourne, drawing inspiration from the city's urban art forms and sustainability efforts. Photo by steve.hubbard.
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 ...
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