Archives for November 2014

100 Resilient Cities: is yours one of them?

In early November 2014, newly appointed chief resilience officers (CROs) from 26 cities in 20 countries around the world met in New Orleans as part of first ever CRO summit of the 100 Resilient Cities program, pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation. Cities as large as Bangkok, Thailand, and as small as Byblos, Lebanon, were represented. Each faced […]

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Green infrastructure for a growing London

Over the next 35 years, London’s population is estimated to grow by over one third to 11.27 million people in 2050. Not only does this present huge challenges for housing delivery – an additional 16,000 completions per annum to meet the Greater London Authority’s (GLA) target of 42,000 homes a year – but it also raises critical […]

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Sacramento’s transformation is underway

The state of California is the world’s eighth largest economy. Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson thinks that its capital city should reflect that—with a vibrant downtown, greater transportation connectivity, and increased environmental resilience, all leading to a renaissance for business and culture. This is not just an idea; many of the projects that would help realize it […]

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