Cities leading the global fight against climate change

What is Sustainability about?

It is one of the greatest environmental hazards of the age. According to warnings by the World Health Organization, the filthy air shrouding our cities is killing between 5.5 and 7 million people every year. Climate change climbed the political agenda some years ago. Yet, urban managers still need to address one of the many factors which make it worse: pollution. Some have introduced green solutions involving alternative resources, intelligent building systems, healthy public spaces and strategic planning to stop greenhouse gas emissions and achieve a zero-carbon society. Some advocate for further collaboration between the public and the private sector to build more resilient communities. Some make a step further and underscore that a sustainable city is also a socially inclusive one. However, priorities need to be established. How can municipal governments create a local policy environment effectively promoting sustainability and resilience? How can people contribute to this goal?

What Sustainability covers

  • air pollution
  • alternative resources
  • climate change
  • energy
  • geoinformation
  • green areas
  • green building
  • housing
  • lighting
  • low carbon
  • open space
  • population growth
  • public space
  • regeneration
  • regional development
  • renewable energy
  • rural development
  • rural grids
  • smart building
  • smart grids
  • strategic planning
  • urban design
  • urban farming
  • urban furniture
  • utilities
  • water management
  • waste management
  • zero carbon
  • greenhouse gas emissions
  • intelligent building systems
  • urban planning and development

Partners sharing their Sustainability expertise

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Speakers talking about Sustainability

Cheong Koon Hean
CEO of Housing & Development Board - Singapore Government - Singapore
Miguel Gamiño
Chief Technology Officer - City of New York - USA


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