UCGS Survey Highlights

Highlights from the Urban Climate Change Governance Survey (UCGS) The Urban Climate Change Governance Survey brings together the insights and experiences of 350 cities from around the globe. Results from the survey show that cities are mainstreaming climate change planning and action, and that leading cities are taking urban mitigation policies further than ever before. The full report will be launched this Spring as part of the 2014 Resilient Cities Conference in Bonn, Germany. The report includes a focus on mitigation, coverage of how cities are linking adaptation and mitigation, and an exploration of how mitigation efforts contribute to urban Read more

Resilient Cities Photo of the month – February

Daniel Horn’s picture shows resilient post-hurricane Sandy rebuilding efforts  “This photo was taken on the south shore of Long Island, in the small coastal village of Lindenhurst. It depicts the perfect point during the post-Sandy reconstruction phase where it is very clear that these communities will inevitably change. Residential homes & neighborhoods along the water will be essentially lifted above the earth anywhere from 5-10 feet, making them #resilient for decades to come.” Daniel is a young architect working in an architecture firm on resilient reconstruction after natural disasters. His experiences with Super-storm Sandy have fostered his interest in helping his Read more

The 5 H’s of my Resilient Cities 2013 experience

I had the privilege of being a blogger and tweeter during Resilient Cities 2013. Offered the opportunity to return this year, no choice could have been easier. When I look back, five categories of memories – three of which I want to relive and two that were not as pleasant– pop into mind: Heart My first impression upon arriving in beautiful Bonn and the Gustav-Stresemann-Institut venue was the professionalism, devotion and smiles of all ICLEI staff, volunteers and participants (and hotel staff). It stood very clear that passion was everywhere – a thought that was confirmed time and again during Read more