Sustainable Urbanization

Sustainable Urbanization
A scaled-back strategy for using big data to power local change.
‘The common characteristic found among the frontrunner cities — regardless of country, size and socio-economic profile — is that they’ve clearly rejected the “wait and see” approach,’ said one expert.
Shom Teoh and Augustine Kwan September 4, 2017
This week, a six-month initiative brings together 30 global experts to look into how to create an “urban science-policy interface” for global sustainability.
To maintain the agreed international schedule, the sector will need to move beyond fossil fuels shortly after 2050 in the world’s most advanced regions, and by 2070 elsewhere.
Cornie Huizenga and Mark Major and Karl Peet May 15, 2017
Eights trends binding together the Sustainable Development Goals, New Urban Agenda and Paris climate agreement — and pointing toward a future of sustainable cities.
Aromar Revi May 1, 2017
Most are doing well on a few targets, but worrying gaps are emerging. And some cities are in danger of backsliding.
Paula Lucci April 19, 2017
This German initiative is looking to cities.
Claudia Schwegmann January 23, 2017
Two new courses, including a free online class open to anyone, take a multi-disciplinary approach to understanding how to build better cities.
Carlin Carr January 6, 2017
Bolstered by the SDGs framework, cities must open themselves up to becoming laboratories for urban water-policy reform.
Michael Tiboris November 28, 2016
25 experts weigh in on the 20-year time frame of the New Urban Agenda, the sustainable urbanization strategy adopted this week.
October 20, 2016
25 experts weigh in on the Habitat III outcome strategy being adopted this week in Quito.
October 19, 2016
25 experts weigh in on the U.N. summit on sustainable urbanization taking place this week in Quito — and the 20-year vision document it will adopt.
October 18, 2016
25 experts weigh in on the Habitat III outcome strategy being adopted this week in Quito.
October 17, 2016
25 experts weigh in on the Habitat III outcome strategy, to be adopted this week in Quito.
October 16, 2016
The priority given to place and public space in the Habitat III strategy marks an important shift for the global development community. But the New Urban Agenda is still playing catch-up to how communities, practitioners are mobilizing on this issue.
Annah MacKenzie and Nathan Storring October 10, 2016
After a slow start, traction on health issues in the Habitat III process has grown. But before the New Urban Agenda is finalized this month, we suggest one addition.
Kristie Daniel and Jess Beagley October 3, 2016
The Habitat III strategy makes a strong connection between health, accessibility, inclusion and cycling. But it’s missing the concrete action that could make real the transformative change it seeks.
Zoé Kruchten October 3, 2016
A month before Habitat III, there’s no resolution on how to align monitoring of the New Urban Agenda and the ‘urban SDG’. In part that’s due to the complexities of using global frameworks to guide local development — and of measuring progress in cities.
Jacqueline M. Klopp and Danielle Petretta September 19, 2016
Una gobernanza urbana colaborativa y vigorosos mecanismos de seguimiento serán las claves para el éxito de la Nueva Agenda Urbana.
Christoph Beier September 12, 2016
Collaborative urban governance and robust follow-up mechanisms will be key to a successful New Urban Agenda.
Christoph Beier September 12, 2016
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