City2City
10/2/20

The City of Johannesburg on Sunday, September 11 officially rolled-out free WiFi hotspots across Braamfontein. This is part of the City's plans to transform into a Smart City. Now tell us more about this we are joined by Jolidee Matongo is the City of Johannesburg MMC for Finance.

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9/30/20

UNDP's climate action pillar focuses on three areas, all key for transformative development impact in SIDS: (1) energy transformation; (2) adaptation and resilience; and (3) nature-based solutions. By amplifying ambitions, leveraging innovative development solutions and fostering genuine and durable partnerships, UNDP will support SIDS in safeguarding progress on the SAMOA Pathway, the 2030 Agenda and building back better, bluer and greener. Let us come together and rise up for SIDS.

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9/28/20

The panelists discuss how a city for women could be and showcase ways in which cities can prioritise and mainstream gender-sensitive policymaking. Case studies from Cities Alliance’s latest brochure on Gender Mainstreaming in Cities guide the discussion.

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9/25/20

Mayors from the UNECE region will convene in Geneva on 6 October 2020 to exchange concrete actions to strengthen the resilience of cities. The Forum of Mayors will provide a platform for local governments to discuss how cities can better adapt, prepare and respond to emergencies, including the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as local responses to the effects of climate change and disasters. Learn more about The Forum of Mayors, entitled “City action for a resilient future”: https://www.unece.org/housing/forumof...

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9/22/20

With this webinar, Stakeholder Forum launched a summary document outlining the ideas presented during the 13 July 2020 ‘Pop-up Side Event’ at the 2020 HLPF: ‘Lessons from the Proposal for a Sustainable Development Council for the UN General Assembly (from Rio+20) for the Future of the High-level Political Forum.’

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9/22/20

Is Copenhagen the world's most sustainable city? It aims to be carbon neutral by 2025 - and here's how it's doing it.

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9/2/20

2 September 2020 - The 2020 cohort of Local Pathways Fellows developed a set of rapid response innovative solutions for cities that address the targets of SDG 11 which are presented in the “COVID-19 Rapid Response Solutions for Cities by the 2020 Local Pathways Fellows” report.

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8/31/20

31 August 2020 - This webinar on Wednesday, August 5 at 9am ET / 2pm BST / 3pm CEST / 8pm ICT focused on a policy brief commissioned by FELICITY-GIZ, and developed in collaboration with the Cities Climate Finance Leadership Alliance, that focuses specifically on enhancing the role that National Development Banks (NDBs) play in supporting the acceleration of climate-smart urban infrastructure investment.

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8/27/20

27 August 2020 - For the 24th session of the Building Back Better Speaker Series, we focus on "Healthy Cities: What does a city need to be healthy?" we were joined by Wanli Fang, Senior Urban Development Specialist, World Bank, Lori Nelson, Chief Resilience Officer, Boston and Athirah Ishak, Deputy Chief Resilience Officer, Melaka.

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8/21/20

21 August 2020 - For the 22nd session of the Building Back Better Speaker Series, we focus on "Public Transport: New Operating Norms" we were joined by Floris Bakermans, Management Consultant & Trainer, AT Osborne, and Professor Chris Nash, ITS Leeds University Research Professor.

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8/21/20

21 August 2020 - In this webinar, SDG 8, Economic Growth and Decent Work and SDG 12, Responsible Consumption and Production will be addressed from the perspective of prevailing economic assumptions. The discussion will address how to engage students in a critical assessment of current practices specific to SDG 8 and SDG 12 and fundamentally, provide them with a classroom forum to understand how and why the practice of economics needs to be modified in order to promote sustainability as a social norm.

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8/7/20

7 August 2020 - Big Data is often discussed in the context of international development, but what exactly is Big Data? And how is it relevant to tackling issues in the urban environment - including in the context of smart cities?

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