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To Fix City Slums, Don't Just Knock Them Down: Involve Residents in Upgrading Efforts

  • Cities
  • cities for all
  • housing
  • poverty
  • public participation
View of one of the many informal settlements the city of Surabaya, Indonesia has upgraded since the 1960s with input and participation from residents. Photo by Peter Edelman.
  • Cities
  • cities for all
  • housing
  • poverty
  • public participation

How California Can Use Electric Vehicles to Keep the Lights On

  • Energy
  • electric mobility
  • Urban Mobility
  • Cities
Electric vehicle fleet at Los Angeles Air Force Base
  • Energy
  • electric mobility
  • Urban Mobility
  • Cities
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Buildings Are an Ideal but Overlooked Climate Solution

  • Cities
  • Buildings
  • Climate
  • energy efficiency
  • greenhouse gases
Installing a green roof. Zero carbon buildings are viable, flexible and affordable right now. Photo by Ziggy Liloia/Flickr
  • Cities
  • Buildings
  • Climate
  • energy efficiency
  • greenhouse gases
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Cape Town’s largest reservoir, Theewaterskloof
  • Cities
  • drought
  • Water
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Tight-packed buildings in Chennai, India
  • Energy
  • Cities
  • Buildings
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  • Cities
  • Air Quality
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Everything You Need to Know About the Fastest-Growing Source of Global Emissions: Transport

  • Energy
  • Cities
  • climatewatch
  • climatewatch-pinned
  • Urban Mobility
  • climate change
  • emissions
  • transportation
Road emissions are the biggest subset of transport emissions.
  • Energy
  • Cities
  • climatewatch
  • climatewatch-pinned
  • Urban Mobility
  • climate change
  • emissions
  • transportation
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RELEASE: New Research Finds Climate Adaptation Is an Opportunity for Transformative Change in Cities

  • Urban Transformations
  • Climate Resilience
  • Cities
  • sea level rise
  • Urban Transformations
  • Climate Resilience
  • Cities
  • sea level rise
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In Gorakhpur, India, Citizens Use Nature to Prevent Floods

  • Cities
  • floods
  • Climate Resilience
Waterlogged housing in Gorakhpur, India
  • Cities
  • floods
  • Climate Resilience
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Children hanging by stream in African township
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Urban trees in Baltimore’s Mount Vernon neighborhood
  • Cities
  • Forests
  • illegal logging
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  • Cities
  • Buildings
  • Energy
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Low-Carbon Cities Are a $24 Trillion Opportunity

  • Cities
  • Economics
  • climate change
  • low carbon development
Riding the bus in Seattle. Increasing the share of passengers taking mass transit is worth more than $10 trillion. Flickr/Brian Glanz.
  • Cities
  • Economics
  • climate change
  • low carbon development
News

RELEASE: New Report Finds National Governments Can Unlock Nearly $24 Trillion by Investing in Zero-Carbon Cities

  • Buildings
  • infrastructure
  • Urban Mobility
  • Cities
  • energy efficiency
  • low carbon development
  • Buildings
  • infrastructure
  • Urban Mobility
  • Cities
  • energy efficiency
  • low carbon development
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Guangzhou’s Pearl River Tower
  • Cities
  • Buildings
  • Climate
  • Energy
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A Tale of Two Cities in Brazil (and the Forest that Connects Them)

  • Forests
  • deforestation
  • Cities
  • restoration
Salvador's city government delivers native trees to residents, as part of an effort to revitalize the surrounding Atlantic Forest. Photo by Marcelo Gandra.
  • Forests
  • deforestation
  • Cities
  • restoration
Initiatives

New Climate Economy

Most of women covered by NHLP now have access to fresh vegetables for their meals and can even supply their surplus to be sold in the local market.
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We're Grossly Underestimating the World's Water Access Crisis

  • Cities
  • cities for all
  • Sustainable Development Goal 11
  • Sustainable Development Goal 6
  • Water Security
  • development
  • Water
We are far from universal water access.
  • Cities
  • cities for all
  • Sustainable Development Goal 11
  • Sustainable Development Goal 6
  • Water Security
  • development
  • Water

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