African cities are making significant progress tackling climate change. Kasope Aleshinloye reports from COP21 in Paris.
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.
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.
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.
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.
[ 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.
News and views from cities around the world this week.
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.
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.