Posts tagged with 'sustainable cities'
IPCC 1.5 Report: Cities Are the Best Chance to Get Climate Right
IPCC 1.5 Report: Cities Are the Best Chance to Get Climate Right
Amid the barrage of news about climate-related natural disasters and climate change summits, it’s important to recognize real inflection points—when there is truly cause to sit up and take note. The IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5ºC, released ...
The $250,000 Question: What Does a Transformative Urban Project Look Like?
The $250,000 Question: What Does a Transformative Urban Project Look Like?
The WRI Ross Prize for Cities seeks to answer the question every city wants to know: How do you achieve lasting, large-scale, positive change in your city? This week, applications for the inaugural $250,000 WRI Ross Prize closed and the ...
Getting Urban Transformation Right
Getting Urban Transformation Right
Every other Sunday, thousands of people spill onto otherwise auto-clogged city streets across India. For a few hours, the roadways are theirs – to walk, cycle, skate, practice yoga, CrossFit, even Zumba. Open streets days, known locally as Raahgiri Days, ...
TheCityFix’s Top 10 Blogs from 2017
TheCityFix’s Top 10 Blogs from 2017
What is a sustainable city? What can cities do to reduce their carbon footprints while expanding transit networks and economic growth? In 2017, TheCityFix addressed some of the most burning questions in urban development, informing city leaders and decision-makers on ...
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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 ...
Video: "What Are You Waiting For, Brazil?" Jan Gehl Calls Cities to Action
Video: "What Are You Waiting For, Brazil?" Jan Gehl Calls Cities to Action
At 80 years old, Danish architect and urbanist Jan Gehl shares his ideas on how to build a better future for global cities. Gehl has spent more than 50 years in academia and the professional world becoming a different, and ...
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India Can Save Up to $1.8 Trillion Per Year with Smart Urban Growth
India is at a crossroads, and how its cities develop in the coming several years will shape its future for generations. While only about one-third of Indians currently live in cities, that number will nearly double from 420 million to ...
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Urban Sanity: Understanding Urban Mental Health Impacts and How to Create Saner, Happier Cities
Does urban living threaten our sanity and happiness? Popular culture is rife with stories which suggest that living in a city increases loneliness and unhappiness, and some scientific studies indicate that urbanization increases mental illness and depression. Are these claims credible? How can communities ...
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After the U.S. Election, Cities Look for Ways to be Great on their Own
What comes next for U.S. cities, now that the 2016 Presidential Election has come to a close? As polls closed on Tuesday, this question quickly came to the forefront for urban planners and city-dwellers, alike. In recent history, cities have been ...
Development Finance Institutions Have a Role to Play in Creating Sustainable Cities
Development Finance Institutions Have a Role to Play in Creating Sustainable Cities
By 2050, nearly 70 percent of the world’s population will reside in cities, increasing the size of the world’s urban population by more than two-thirds. Cities will need to focus on building the right things to ensure this growth happens sustainably—so how ...
Habitat III: Milestone for the World’s Cities or Business as Usual?
Habitat III: Milestone for the World’s Cities or Business as Usual?
Two weeks ago, 30,000 people gathered in Quito, Ecuador, for Habitat III, the once-every-20-years UN conference on housing and sustainable urban development. At the conference, 167 country representatives adopted a non-binding but influential vision for cities of the future known as the ...
Live from Habitat III: Data-driven Policy and Human Rights Essential for Adoption of New Urban Agenda
Live from Habitat III: Data-driven Policy and Human Rights Essential for Adoption of New Urban Agenda
WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities is reporting on Habitat III from Quito, Ecuador. Follow our daily coverage on TheCityFix. Thursday marked the fourth and final day of Habitat III, the third United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban ...
Live from Habitat III: National Policy, Local Empowerment and Climate Change
Live from Habitat III: National Policy, Local Empowerment and Climate Change
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 ...
Live from Habitat III: Inclusive and Well-planned Cities For All
Live from Habitat III: Inclusive and Well-planned Cities For All
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 ...
Live from Habitat III: Innovative Financing, New Mobility Initiatives, the Importance of Core Urban Service and More
Live from Habitat III: Innovative Financing, New Mobility Initiatives, the Importance of Core Urban Service and More
Habitat III officially launched today, and TheCityFix was on the ground in Quito to report on the urgent messages and announcements to emerge from Day One. Follow here for coverage of WRI’s presence. Making the New Urban Agenda Work for ...
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