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How urban infrastructure inventories can assist resilience planning

Maps marking key infrastructure assets can be linked to the database

Climate change can significantly impact the infrastructure of a city, yet different infrastructures are generally managed by various agencies with data often scattered across several departments. Rozita Singh* explores how a new infrastructure inventory is helping Indian cities streamline and coordinate their resilience planning

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Interview: Chen Jianhua, Mayor of Guangzhou

Chen Jianhua, Mayor of Guangzhou

Richard Forster spoke with Chen Jianhua, Mayor of Guangzhou, about his plans to transform waste management in the city and to build one of the largest metro systems in the world

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Tom Cochran: The voice of US mayors

Tom Cochran, US Conference of Mayors

Cities Today US editor, Tom Teodorczuk, spoke to Tom Cochran, CEO and Executive Director of the US Conference of Mayors during their Winter Meeting in Washington DC

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Using green logistics in the battle against pollution

Amazon hopes to use its Prime Air drones to deliver packages for the final leg of the journey–the so called ‘last mile’

Improving the mobility of goods as well as people is an important step in reducing congestion and vehicle emissions. By Jonathan Andrews 

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Cities to champion sustainable procurement

Mayors and local leaders march during ICLEI's World Congress in Seoul calling for greater local actions for sustainability

The Seoul Metropolitan Government and ICLEI – local governments for sustainability, have partnered to create a network of leading cities that will share and develop their capabilities to implement sustainable and innovative procurement.

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USGBC and C40 release Green Building City Market Briefs

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The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), in partnership with C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) and the World Green Building Council (WGBC), have released a compendium of briefs that showcase the sustainability, building energy use and climate change policy work of cities across the globe.

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Portland water pipeline begins producing renewable energy

Gravity-fed water inside the pipeline spins four 1-metre turbines that produce US$2 million worth of electricity

The Portland Water Bureau and Lucid Energy, a provider of renewable smart water infrastructure, have turned one of the city’s major water pipelines into a generator of renewable energy.

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UCSM and AIMF pursue closer Franco-US collaboration

(L-R):  USCM CEO and Executive Director Tom Cochran, Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu and Denham Springs Mayor Gerard Landry

The United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) has strengthened ties with the International Association of Francophone Mayors (AIMF) as AIMF seeks to grow its presence in North America.

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How urban infrastructure inventories can assist resilience planning

Maps marking key infrastructure assets can be linked to the database

Climate change can significantly impact the infrastructure of a city, yet different infrastructures are generally managed by various agencies with data often scattered across several departments. Rozita Singh* explores how a new infrastructure inventory is helping Indian cities streamline and coordinate their resilience planning

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ARCADIS launches Sustainable Cities Index

The Index explores the three demands of social (People), environmental (Planet) and economic (Profit) to develop a ranking of 50 of the world’s leading cities

ARCADIS, a natural and built asset design and consultancy firm, has launched the inaugural Sustainable Cities Index, which seeks to bring together many data points into one place and take a more rounded view of what makes a city sustainable.

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Zurich tops European cities fighting air pollution

Zurich was recognised for its strong commitment to reduce pollution from vehicles, and promoting cleaner forms of transport

Zurich has taken top position in the Sootfree Cities ranking which graded the efforts of 23 major European cities to improve air quality. The Swiss city finished first due to a policy mix which includes a strong commitment to reduce pollution from vehicles, the promotion of cleaner forms of transport and low levels of air pollution.

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Twenty Latin American mayors commit to Compact of Mayors

C40’s first-ever Latin American Mayors Forum was attended by more than 15 mayors and vice-mayors from the region

At C40’s first-ever Latin American Mayors Forum, hosted by Buenos Aires and attended by more than 15 mayors and vice-mayors from the region, it was announced that 20 Latin American mayors have joined the Compact of Mayors, and 20 global C40 cities have committed to pursuing clean buses.

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Twenty-six mayors sign climate change declaration

The declaration calls for European bodies to strengthen their support for the action of cities to address climate change

Nine months before the world climate summit (COP21), local elected representatives and European mayors have signed in Paris a joint declaration strengthening cities’ commitment to fight climate change.

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