According to C40, the Cities Climate Leadership Group and a network of the world’s mega cities committed to addressing climate change, cities are one of the main contributors to climate change, “consuming ⅔ of the world’s energy and creating over 70% of global CO2 emissions.” In addition, cities are growing like never before. “More than half of the world’s population now lives in towns and cities, and by 2030 this number will swell to about 5 billion.” (United Nations). The problems that evolve from urban growth and related effects on climate change, environmental pollution, and scarcity of resources are challenges that affect the entire society.
For years and decades, city governments have been trying to make cities greener and environmentally responsible, while competing with other cities in international rankings on quality of life and economic development. Not every city has been successful and plans don’t always work out the way they were designed on paper. Read about our ideas and thoughts on what can make cities more sustainable, economically thriving, and livable.
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A Culture Of Sustainability – Bridging The Gap Between Science And Practice
U.S. Policies And Reactions To Climate Under Trump
Urban Waterfront Redevelopment – A Question Of Trust, Credibility, And Global Knowledge Sharing
How To Sell Climate Action To People Who Don’t Believe In Climate Change
A People-based Planning Approach Towards Sustainability – Learning From Colombia
The New Urban Agenda: A Necessary Urban Balance
Habitat III – Global Knowledge Sharing For Local Impact
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