Make or break: How the city of tomorrow will shape our future

By | 2017-08-15T11:21:03+00:00 August 15th 2017|Categories: CREATING LIVEABLE CITIES, SUPPORTING SUSTAINABLE MOBILITY|Tags: , , , , |

"Building cities able to accommodate half a billion people over the next 30 years is one of the biggest transformations of our planet and we have to get it right", Kofi Annan, former UN Secretary-General stated at the Langenburg Forum for Sustainability. Read the full speech here on URBANET

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Access to finance a key consideration for urban leaders at the C40 Mayors’ Summit

By | 2017-05-20T11:51:52+00:00 December 21st 2016|Categories: ENABLING CONDITIONS, STRENGTHENING FINANCING|Tags: , , , , |

In early December, mayors, city delegates and urban experts met in Mexico City for the sixth biennial C40 Mayors’ Summit. The summit emphasised the key role cities play in global low-carbon, resilient, and inclusive development. Providing our cities with adequate access to financing is one of the most pressing issues that need to be addressed.

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Proximity City – improving access, avoiding transport

By | 2017-05-20T11:51:58+00:00 October 12th 2016|Categories: CREATING LIVEABLE CITIES, SUPPORTING SUSTAINABLE MOBILITY|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Urban transport systems are already under pressure with growing congestion in most urban areas. Given the rising demand for transport per person and the urgent need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, we need a rapid transformation in urban mobility patterns and modes, argue our authors Cornie Huizenga and Mark Major of SLoCaT.

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Cycling in Bogotá and electric buses in Mexico City: CFF announces pilot projects

By | 2017-05-20T11:51:59+00:00 September 8th 2016|Categories: CREATING LIVEABLE CITIES, STRENGTHENING CITIES AS ACTORS, STRENGTHENING FINANCING, SUPPORTING SUSTAINABLE MOBILITY|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

C40 Cities Finance Facility (CFF) have announced their first pilot projects for low-carbon, resilient transportation in megacities. Bogotá and Mexiko City will be implementing new bicycle roads and electric bus services.

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