Tag: Development

Urban goals and targets in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

On 2 August, the UN’s 193 Member States reached consensus on the outcome document that will constitute the new sustainable development agenda to be considered and adopted by world leaders at a┬áSeptember UN Summit. Goals relevant to the urban environment

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Opportunities for the New Urban Agenda

Opportunities for the New Urban Agenda

In the context of the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III) in October 2016, the New Urban Agenda (NUA) will be agreed upon. Participants in a July workshop agreed that the New Urban Agenda should

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World Cities Summit Mayors Forum ends with sustainability declaration

World Cities Summit Mayors Forum

Mayors and city leaders from around the world reinforced their commitment to sustainable development and environmental reform by signing a policy declaration at the 2015 World Cities Summit Mayors Forum (WCS) held in Manhattan, New York.

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Green City: The Routledge Urban Sustainability Collection

Green City: The Routledge Urban Sustainability Collection

The Routledge Green City collection brings together their latest research articles covering aspects of the future of sustainability in urban environments. The articles will remain free to access until the end of the year.

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Urban biodiversity research briefs

Decision Point

The following urban biodiversity research briefs can be viewed in Decision Point Online: Managing the impacts of urban development on old trees, Urban expansion, climate change & frog habitat, and Planning for biodiversity in the urban fringe.

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World Urban Campaign – Better City, Better Life

World Urban Campaign - Better City, Better Life

The World Urban Campaign is the advocacy and partnership platform for cities in the twenty first century. Its goal is to place the urban agenda at the highest level in development policies. It is coordinated by UN-Habitat.

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On Target for People and Planet: Setting and Achieving Water-Related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

On Target for People and Planet

In 2015, the United Nations is set to agree the global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that will guide investment and social policy for decades to come. This new book stresses the importance of water for achieving the proposed SDGs and

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Managing the impacts of urban development on large trees

An article on page 13 of Decision Point #82 explores the negative impacts of urban development on large trees and what can be done to mitigate some of these impacts.

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Global City Teams Challenge

Cyber-physical systems (CPS), sometimes referred to as the Internet of Things (IoT), involves connecting smart devices and systems in diverse sectors such as transportation, energy, manufacturing, and healthcare in fundamentally new ways. Cities and communities around the world are increasingly

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Market drivers towards healthier buildings

The report Drive Toward Healthier Buildings: The Market Drivers and Impact of Building Design and Construction on Occupant Health, Well-Being and Productivity documents the positive economic impact of investing in the design and construction of healthier buildings from the perspective

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