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Antoine Faye presenting Dakar's Integrated Climate Plan (PCTI) at the Cities & Regions Pavilio at COP21

FUTURE LAGOS | How African cities are tackling climate change: News from COP21

African cities are making significant progress tackling climate change. Kasope Aleshinloye reports from COP21 in Paris.

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The ‘African City of the Future’ : Johannesburg’s 2040 vision

Joburg 2040 is a blueprint for the city that responds to the continued transformation of the inherited Apartheid City, the uncertainties of present and future challenges such as migration, globalisation, climate change, natural resource scarcity, and financial markets.

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Boa Vista slum in Angola's capital Luanda: Better development = better climate change adaptation

How cities in developing countries are becoming more resilient

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.

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Resilient Cities: Reestablishing Communities Post-Disaster

The idea that the resilience of a city rests to a large extent on the people themselves was a point made by a number of participants of July’s #citytalk on resilience. Post-disaster, it is arguably always local people who do the most humanitarian and reconstruction work.

There are many opportunities to solve the problems and realise the potential of the Philippi Horticultural Area, a food-growing gem in the middle of Cape Town. Image: Mail & Guardian

The Opportunities Await in Philippi

If there’s one good thing to come out of the recent controversy around the Philippi Horticultural Area, it is that more people now know that it exists. Whether the redrawing of the urban edge and subsequent development goes ahead or not, it’s worth considering the tremendous opportunities that lie in this hidden gem of Cape Town.

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How can we build resilient cities?

[ July 17, 2013; 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ] Cities have always been faced with uncertainty. By their nature, the people, built environment and many other facets that make up a city are always at risk, regardless of the scale. Understanding these risks, and knowing how to prepare for them, or at least to mitigate them, requires diverse approaches. Our next #CityTalk in partnership with Asia Development Dialogue and our friends at This Big City, will look at exactly this.

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The Cities This Week: Edition 21

News and views from cities around the world this week.

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11 ways Cape Town is planning for Climate Change and a secure Energy future

Moving Mountains is the City of Cape Town’s Climate Change and Energy Plan with targets and detailed implementation plans involving 40 programmes and more than 120 projects.

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Future Smart Reads: New York Special Feature

In a stormy week, we look back at some of the articles which place the resilience and strength of a great city like New York in the spotlight, so that other cities may learn and plan for a changing world.