Many mayors are impressive figures and time appears to be on their side. Nation states (particularly the large ones) have an increasingly hard time and, in the context of a process of globalization, cities, and particularly small city-states, increasingly emerge victorious. Cities have first-hand experience with many of the things that occur in globalization’s wake, such as immigration and cultural and religious diversity, and are generally less dogmatic and more practical in dealing with them.
WATCH: Chocolate pie vs charcoal. What do cake and climate change have in common?
Our climate change workshop addresses the current state of climate change for Cape Town. Panelists explain what changes will occur to the city in the face of climate change, and outline steps that can be taken in order to mitigate its consequences.
Read here about Department of Design’s exciting series of free public lectures, starting on Wednesday, July 9th at the Provenance Auction House in Gardens.
What goes into a climate model? Gavin Schmidt looks at how we use past and present data to model potential futures.
Department of Design opens on 8 July 2014 in 8 Vrede Street, in the Central Business District of Cape Town as the main highlight of the Dutch programme for World Design Capital 2014.
Cities in developing countries with quality health, housing and water drainage systems, can more easily adapt to a changing climate, says the new Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report. Learn about how Durban, Manizales and Rosario are becoming stronger and more resilient to Climate Change.
From the 4th – 6th February 2014, the city of Johannesburg was the proud host of the 5th Biennial C40 Cities Mayor’s Summit on global climate change. The event was a get together of the C40 mayors from the major and smaller cities of the world to address issues of climate change and to exchange ideas.
In response to the article ‘Parks and Gardens Development: The Lagos Example’, we explore the successes and failures of the landscaping and beautification programme.
10 cities around the world tacking a lead on Climate Change through innovative projects. Find out who they are and what they are doing.