As the pains of the pandemic underscore the importance of racial equality — and as mayors look for ways to address systemic racism in their communities — it’s now obvious that data-informed approaches are a key to understanding and tackling some of the root causes of inequities, to measuring the progress of new efforts, and to producing innovative solutions that get results.
Whatever the next version of normal looks like, many changes are here to stay, said Berkowitz of Resilient Cities Catalyst. What may have started as emergency measures like open streets or alternative transport will help cities plan for the next shock, he said – "whether that's climate change, civil unrest, or an economic shock".
By 2100, sea levels are predicted to rise by at least two feet, and possibly much more, threatening coastal communities around the globe. Join us online for a conversation with Maureen Raymo and George Deodatis about what we know about melting glaciers, rising oceans, and how we can protect our coastlines.
Climate Centre for Cities (C-Cube) at India's National Institute of Urban Affairs under the aegis of The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs is launching the Climate Smart Cities Assessment Framework 2020.
At the Open Government Partnership (OGP) Virtual Leaders Summit, Governor of South Cotabato, Philippines Reynaldo S. Tamayo, Jr. explains how their electronic logbook (the SC-CTS) considers the most affected and vulnerable communities who may not have access to internet or electronic devices while still upholding people's rights and privacy.
This roundtable is a substantive discussion of the World Cities Report 2020 titled: The Value of Sustainable Urbanization. It takes places after the official launch of the Report. Urban experts and policymakers from different regions will debate and provide greater insights on the most important components of the value of sustainable urbanization.
World Cities Day 2020 is the seventh global celebration since the day was launched on 31 October 2014 in Shanghai, China. Under overarching theme of Better City, Better Life, the aim of the day is to focus the international community’s attention on urbanisation as a central issue for development and to encourage cooperation among countries in meeting opportunities and addressing urban challenges towards sustainable development.
This webinar aims to provide local governments and local actors with the knowledge to help them go in that direction, supporting a swift recovery from COVID-19 and advancing the decade of action and delivery for sustainable development. Local governments are currently facing multiple challenges in reducing inequality and vulnerability. It will focus on accelerating progress for the inclusion of persons with disabilities and universal design in cities and communities to leave no one behind.