Posts in the 'Climate Resilience' category
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After the Deluge: How Houston Can Rebuild With Resilience
As southeast Texas residents and officials conduct what’s certain to be a grim accounting of Hurricane Harvey’s deadly impacts, they will also turn their attention to rebuilding and recovery. When they do, they will face a clear choice: whether to ...
Opening the Floodgates to a New Climate Economy in Mexico City
Opening the Floodgates to a New Climate Economy in Mexico City
The Metropolitan Area of the Valley of Mexico, as Mexico City’s wider metropolitan area is locally known, faces a two-fold dilemma. In recent years, the intensity of rains has increased, straining drainage systems and causing severe flooding in low-lying areas. ...
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What About the People? Unlocking the Key to Socially Sustainable and Resilient Communities
Rapid urbanization, economic growth and climate change are putting increasing pressure on urban communities around the world. While strong physical structures are important, social relationships play a key role in determining urban communities’ resilience during adverse weather events. Community resilience ...
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Every Tree Matters: Brazilian Cities Prioritize Urban Restoration
In addition to counting people, cars and kilometers of infrastructure, cities today are counting trees. Urban forests are another tool to combat climate change and increase quality of life in cities. Furthermore, concrete urban jungles lack a connection to nature, which directly ...
Planting Healthy Air: A Natural Solution to Address Pollution and Heat in Cities
Planting Healthy Air: A Natural Solution to Address Pollution and Heat in Cities
Can nature help cities address the twin problems of air that is too dirty or too hot? Based on a new report released by The Nature Conservancy – in collaboration with C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group – the answer appears ...
Live from Habitat III: Four Priorities for Creating Economically, Environmentally and Socially Resilient Cities
Live from Habitat III: Four Priorities for Creating Economically, Environmentally and Socially Resilient Cities
WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities is reporting on Habitat III from Quito, Ecuador. Follow our daily coverage on TheCityFix. Habitat III, the third United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development, officially began on Monday, October 17th in Quito. ...
Making Climate Resilience a Core Part of City Development
Making Climate Resilience a Core Part of City Development
As home to more than half the world’s population, cities are some of the places most vulnerable to the impacts of a warmer world. Yet in many ways, they’re still not equipped to deal with the challenges climate change presents. ...
Financing Sustainable Solutions: What Cities Need to Deliver on COP21 Commitments and Beyond
Financing Sustainable Solutions: What Cities Need to Deliver on COP21 Commitments and Beyond
Cities are at the forefront of combatting climate change. Many cities and municipal governments and agencies were party to the Paris Agreement reached at COP21 in December, and many have committed to ambitious greenhouse gas reduction goals and meaningful climate ...
How Can Africa Deliver on Its Ambitious Vision for Habitat III?
How Can Africa Deliver on Its Ambitious Vision for Habitat III?
From February 24 – 26, 2016 African ministers and stakeholder representatives from numerous civil society organizations gathered in Abuja, Nigeria to discuss African priorities for Habitat III, the U. N.’s 20-year urbanization conference that takes place in October. At the end ...
Beyond COP21: Paving The Way To A Resilient Transport System
Beyond COP21: Paving The Way To A Resilient Transport System
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. The world ...
COP21: An Opportunity to Put Cities Squarely on the Climate Agenda
COP21: An Opportunity to Put Cities Squarely on the Climate Agenda
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 ...
Beyond Mitigation: Planning for Resilience outside India’s Mega-Cities
Beyond Mitigation: Planning for Resilience outside India’s Mega-Cities
Over the last century, India’s landscape has urbanized considerably: the urban population has grown 14 times since 1901, and by 2050 up to 54 percent of India’s population will be urban (ACCCRN). Much of this urban growth is occurring in ...
How Cities Can Drive Change with the New UN Sustainable Development Goals
How Cities Can Drive Change with the New UN Sustainable Development Goals
This weekend, from September 25 – 27, more than 150 world leaders will convene in New York City for the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit to develop the new sustainable development goals (SDGs). This agreement will serve as the foundation ...
From Ideas to Implementation: 3 Steps for Improving Urban Resilience
From Ideas to Implementation: 3 Steps for Improving Urban Resilience
How do we make cities work for people? As a WRI Helms Fellow on Urban Governance and Sustainable Cities, Maria Antonia Tigre was tasked with answering this question. Through From ideas to implementation: making sustainable cities through governance here on ...
Friday Fun: Adapting New York City for Rising Waters and “the Next Sandy”
Friday Fun: Adapting New York City for Rising Waters and “the Next Sandy”
If global temperatures rise by 2º Celsius, New York City (NYC) could lose up to 1.8 million of its residents. However, unlike other cities who are simply working to mitigate climate change, NYC is working to adapt its cityscape to ...
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