resilience

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What ancient Chinese roofs can tell us about climate change

Beijing’s Forbidden City under a light dusting of snow. Ola Lundqvist/Shutterstock Florian Urban, Glasgow School of Art To (...)

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Registration open: 16th Global Forum on Human Settlements on resilient and carbon neutral cities

While being mired in the unprecedented predicament created by the pandemic, the world is seeing and feeling the impacts of (...)

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Not 'if', but 'when': city planners need to design for flooding. These examples show the way

Elizabeth Mossop, University of Technology Sydney As the current New South Wales flooding highlights, it’s not enough to (...)

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You need all 6 pieces of the puzzle to build urban resilience, but too often it’s politics that leaves a gap

Greg Brave/Shutterstock Aysin Dedekorkut-Howes, Griffith University; Elnaz Torabi, Griffith University et Michael Howes, (...)

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The future of cities in the face of twin crises

Before January this year, many people around the world had never heard of Wuhan. Today, this Chinese megacity – population (...)

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# 19 Anticipating climate change effects by building our cities

Having a Mediterranean climate like that of Badajoz, a city in south-eastern Spain, in Paris in 2080 may seem a cheerful (...)

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[Hot climates - dossier] #18 - An operation for renewed housing in French overseas departments

In the French overseas territories, a large proportion of the population, subject to various constraints, has settled in (...)

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3 ways cities can prepare for climate emergencies

Cities are on the front line of climate change. While their footprints cover a mere two per cent of the Earth’s surface (...)

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Global call for transformative solutions to tackle the climate emergency

Europe’s largest public-private partnership, EIT Climate-KIC is calling for cities around the world to engage in climate (...)

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#2 Hot or tropical climate: a clear but difficult definition

What could be more natural than to define what is meant by a warm climate before fully initiating this dossier.  Brahmanand (...)

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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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GSA Trends 2019 #2 - Building and resilience: necessary consideration

Second opus of our trend analysis of the 2019 Green Solutions Awards. A short tour in warm climates, where building resilienc (...)

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SBE19 - Resilient Built Environment for Sustainable Mediterranean Countries

Sustainable Built Environment (SBE) Regional Conference 2019 : a platform for sharing research and innovation between resea (...)

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How micromobility makes cities more disaster resilient

Through this case study in Christchurch, NZ, you'll know why Micromobility both benefits from and makes cities more disaster (...)

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What Cape Town's drought can teach other cities about climate adaptation

Extreme weather events, such as Cyclone Idai that has recently devastated Beira, Mozambique, and Hurricane Harvey that hit (...)