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The New Urban Agenda: an opportunity for cities and nations

From Seberang Perai, Malaysia to Seoul, South Korea, sustainable cities have unique assets. They are home to visionary leaders, skilled staff and active members of civil society – each an equal driver in defining and achieving local sustainability goals. They are also major political and economic centers with the potential to foster innovation and creative 

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TAPplications: Pasto Creates “Street Superblocks” for Sustainable Urban Mobility

This blog series presents some of the applications to the Transformative Actions Program, to show you how cities are “tapping” their potential for sustainability. For more information on the TAP, please visit the website. The city of Pasto, Colombia, currently suffers from a fragmented and disjointed urban transportation system. Infrastructure for pedestrians and bikes is 

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TAPplications: the 100,000 Houses Plan in Nord-Pas de Calais

This blog series presents some of the applications to the Transformative Actions Program, to show you how cities are “tapping” their potential for sustainability. For more information on the TAP, please visit the website. The Nord-Pas de Calais Region’s 100,000 Houses Plan, submitted for the TAP, is a vast housing refurbishment project with an environmental, 

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A Time for Pioneering Local Climate Action

As the COP21 approaches, national governments have recognized that, as UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon put it, “The road to sustainability runs through the world’s towns and cities.” The world has woken up to the power of local and subnational governments to act first on climate change, with a growing number of organizations looking to unite 

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