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Building Resilience in Informal Settlements

Building resilience in cities should enhance the quality of life for all residents. Yet resilience planning, like urban development, has previously excluded an entire subset of urban dwellers: those living in informal settlements. In reality, the residents of informal settlements should be central to strengthening local resilience; they represent a significant portion of the global 

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ICLEI Links: 6 May 2016

Welcome to the latest edition of ICLEI Links, our roundup of sustainability-related news and commentary from around the web! City Stories Scaling Up Urban Energy Efficiency in Mexico: How Two Pilots Led to a National Program and Leveraged Investment Eyeing Sustainability, Chicago Hires First Resilience Officer Urban = Pedestrian? Climate Change Stories Is There Ever 

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ICLEI Links: 22 April 2016

Welcome to the latest edition of ICLEI Links, our roundup of sustainability-related news and commentary from around the web! City Stories An Urban Food Forest Takes to the Waterways ‘We have lost the science of building cities’ – meet Joan Clos, the unofficial world leader for cities Cutting Edge Green Buildings in London, Stockholm and 

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Resilience and Sustainable Development Goal 11

SDG 11: A Stimulus for Integrated and Inclusive Resilience In adopting Sustainable Development Goal 11 (SDG 11), which aims to make cities “inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable”, national governments signaled an important shift in the global approach to sustainability. Cities are now clearly recognized as key players in reducing global emissions, addressing climate change vulnerability 

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ICLEI Links: 15 April 2016

Welcome to the latest edition of ICLEI Links, our roundup of sustainability-related news and commentary from around the web! City Stories 7 Proven Principles for Designing a Safer City More Before-and-After Photos of the World’s Best Street Designs The Santa Fe Strategy: How Small Cities Can Act on Climate and Inequality Why Bike Share is 

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ICLEI Links: 8 April 2016

Welcome to the latest edition of ICLEI Links, our roundup of sustainability-related news and commentary from around the web! City Stories Building Healthy Cities Barcelona’s Not-At-All Sexy But Highly Effective Scheme to Cut Emissions Norway’s Plan To Get Rid Of Cars Involves A New Billion-Dollar Bike Highway “We Can’t Keep Building Higher Walls”: So How 

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ICLEI Links: 1 April 2016

Welcome to the latest edition of ICLEI Links, our roundup of sustainability-related news and commentary from around the web! City Stories How Much Money U.S. Transit Systems Lose Per Trip, in 1 Chart – Data and analysis on the subsidies provided for public transit systems in US cities. All public transit systems lose money, but the 

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ICLEI around the World: Steve Gawler, Regional Director, Oceania

Q. What is one important particularity of working with local governments in the Oceania region?  One important thing to bear in mind is that the Oceania region is effectively 2-3 distinct regions. Australia and New Zealand, as developed countries, are fairly similar, with similar cultural backgrounds. But they have different geographies and histories, so it’s 

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ICLEI Links: 18 March 2016

Welcome to the latest edition of ICLEI Links, our roundup of sustainability-related news and commentary from around the web! City Stories Leadership by US Cities: Innovation in Climate Action (PDF) How Can We Make Smart Cities? China Adopts New Urbanization Guidelines Return of the Bicycle Kingdom? How Pavement Cycling is Transforming Taipei The Next Big Thing 

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P5: Deciphering the SDGs for Local Governments

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted in New York in 2015 were a major step for international sustainability efforts. The 17 goals provide a comprehensive framework for improving our global society, covering topics including poverty, health, food and water, production, and ecosystems. But how do they become a reality at the local level, particularly in 

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