Fire truck at the Bonn fire department

How COVID-19 is affecting the work of local government sustainability officers

Nontsundu Ndonga in uMhlathuze, South Africa, is now requiring all applications to the planning department to be completed online to eliminate the need for in-person consultations. Chris Castro in Orlando, Florida, USA, has had to postpone all of the city’s in-person Earth Day activities. Lotte Suveri, in Turku, Finland, has put all their social media 

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B3: Disaster Risk Reduction in Theory and Practice

This post is part of our live blog series from the Resilient Cities 2015 congress. For more live blogs, please click here. They are still young, yet they are well worth discussing: the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030, which was born during the Third United Nations World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in 

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F3: No Data, No Assessment

Let’s create a new indicator: the number of smart phone pictures taken in a session could tell us how interesting the slides are. This session on risk and vulnerability assessment tools ranked very highly. The facilitator of the session, Nico Tillie (Vice President of the World Council on City Data), gave a brief introduction to 

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