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Improved urban parks increase communities’ climate resilience

Start Park, a project led by citizens from Florence, Italy, has won “Most advanced idea” at the global Climathon Awards  (...)

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I lived through Hurricane Katrina and helped design the rebuild – floods will always come, but we can build better to prepare

  Article written by Elizabeth Mossop, University of Technology Sydney As the climate changes, floods and extreme rainfall (...)

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An Ecological Corridor to reunite the city and nature

The Turkish city of Izmir has inaugurated an Ecological Corridor and a natural area that implements Nature Based Solutions (...)

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Renaturing cities: good for health and the economy

Nature has historically been a ‘blind spot’ for urban planners. Spatial analyst Thami Croeser reveals how many cities are (...)

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Open Innovation Call targeting air quality and urban heat island effect launched

The City of Copenhagen’s department Resilient and Sustainable City Solutions within the Technical and Environmental Administr (...)

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WCEF 2019: “The circular economy in cities”

EIT Climate-KIC CEO Kirsten Dunlop emphasised the importance of systemic change as cities aim to go circular—that it will (...)

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Lisbon’s City Finance Lab-backed green participatory budget awarded €5 million for next cycle

Lisbon City Council’s first-ever ‘green’ participatory budget, an initiative supported and managed by South Pole and EIT (...)

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Welcome joining the 14th Global Forum on Human Settlements (GFHS 2019)

- Observance of Urban October 2019 - The 14th Global Forum on Human Settlements (GFHS 2019) Date: September 5th – 6th, 2 (...)

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Three ways cities can help feed the world, without costing the Earth

Climate change is underway, and human activities such as urbanisation, industrialisation and food production are key contribu (...)

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Envisaging the Cities of Tomorrow across the Slopes of Trentino

On January 23, 2019, the story of STARDUST in Trento was featured at Klimahouse’s conference on “Smart Cities” in Bolzano (...)

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When cities were Nature's haven: a tale from Bangalore

We tend to think that nature and cities are polar opposites. Yet this is not true. As my research on Bangalore or Bengaluru (...)

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How do we save ageing Australians from the heat? Greening our cities is a good start

Heatwaves have killed more Australians than road accidents, fires, floods and all other natural disasters combined. Although (...)

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Dresden establishes a network of 76 mobility hubs

Users can quickly switch between bicycle, car sharing, electric car and public transport. Dresden, the state capital of Saxon (...)

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Plastic waste in Cardiff has been transformed into benches

Plastic waste from the Volvo Ocean Race stopover in Cardiff has been collected, recycled and transformed into benches. The (...)

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REMOURBAN at EIP SCC General Assembly in Sofia: Smart City Technology is Available, Tested and Ready for Investment

REMOURBAN project partner, Matthieu Grosjean from Steinbeis-Europa-Zentrum (SEZ), delivered the latest project insights to (...)