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[ Event ] Posted on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - 09:36
THE GLOBAL FORUM     Resilient Cities – The Annual Global Forum on Urban Resilience and Adaptation – is hosted every year in Bonn. In 2010 ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, the World Mayors Council on Climate Change and the City of Bonn, Germanylaunched Resilient Cities, the first forum on cities and adaptation to climate change (in 2012 renamed as Global Forum on Urban... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 - 12:50
As our cities slowly rise to prominence once again, and as droves of Americans make their way back to their urban centers, the decisions our developers and city governments about the future of our downtowns are suddenly magnified.  Proposals to create high-priced condos, sports complexes, auditoriums and even casinos clash with calls for greenspace, affordable housing, walkability, practical and... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 - 12:21
The United Nations just unveiled a concept for a floating city that can hold around 10,000 residents. The city is built to withstand natural disasters like floods, tsunamis, and hurricanes. The design comes from architect Bjarke Ingels and floating city builder Oceanix. At a roundtable on Wednesday, the UN said floating cities could help protect people from sea-level rise while addressing the... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 - 11:54
A network of European cities has urged climate change leaders to do more to include them in global efforts to limit rising temperatures. The call for greater inclusion in climate negotiations comes after 12 European cities agreed to cut their carbon emissions 40 percent by 2030, at the EUROCITIES Environment Forum in Genoa. “By committing to strong actions on climate change, cities are showing... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 - 11:37
Extreme weather events, like hurricanes and droughts, cost the U.S. billions of dollars every year. The magnitude and frequency of these events is only intensifying in the face of climate change. The 2017 hurricane season was one of the most expensive in history, causing more than $200 billion in damage nationwide. As climate disruption escalates and wreaks more havoc, so too do the number and... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 - 11:33
For the first time in history, more people are living in cities than in rural areas, and this unprecedented shift, spurred by the prospect of jobs, education and a better life, is only picking up pace. In fact, according to the UN, 60% of the world population will live in urban environments by 2030. While this is transforming our cities into vibrant hubs of innovation and development, the... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 - 11:27
A U.N.-backed partnership will study the futuristic prospect of floating cities, looking at how platforms at sea might help bail out coastal cities at risk of flooding due to climate change. With 90 percent of the world's largest cities vulnerable to inundation as glaciers melt and seas rise on a warming planet, modular platforms anchored to the sea floor could be connected in a ring to house... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 - 10:54
In 1883, a rooftop garden theatre opened in New York City. The idea was to escape the city summer heat, whilst enjoying some evening entertainment, without actually leaving NYC. A decade later, the New York Times announced that, “New York is fast becoming a city of roof gardens”. In 1935, the Welsh landscape architect Ralph Hancock, saw his Garden of the Nations open on the 11thfloor of the... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, April 8, 2019 - 06:31
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[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, April 3, 2019 - 17:18
Cities play a central role in innovation and creation of economic opportunity. And since the early days of human civilisation, cities have depended on technology to improve quality of life. That’s one of the core principles behind URBAN-X, the urbantech start-up accelerator built by MINI and Urban Us. Each new advance–from Roman aqueducts to Manhattan’s electrical grid–solved problems from a... Read more