Jonathan Andrews talked to the Mayor of Turku about how the Urban Infrastructure Initiative is helping the city realise its sustainable goalsRead more
Cities play a decisive role in ensuring a more sustainable future. In Copenhagen we have some of the most ambitious sustainability goals of any city and by 2025 we will become the first carbon-neutral capital. We are already well on our way. By Frank Jensen, Lord Mayor of CopenhagenRead more
Public procurement of innovation offers local governments a way to make better use of allocated funding. Mark Hidson, Deputy Regional Director and Global Director of the Sustainable Procurement Capacity Centre at ICLEI, explains how procurement can be a key tool for growth if administrators opt for sustainable and innovative products or services rather than simply the lowest priceRead more
The former head of sustainable cities at the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), Matthew Lynch, has taken up a new position as Vice President of Global Partnerships and Initiatives at the World Council on City Data (WCCD).
United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG), the global network of cities and local government, has called for closer collaboration with US mayors, to increase its legitimacy and reach.
The EU’s TEN-T Programme will provide €5 million to co-fund a study and a pilot deployment of 200 charging points for electric vehicles on the main French highways. The project will contribute to the development of charging infrastructure and enable a wider use of electric transport in Europe.
Dr Ernest Moniz, the US Secretary of Energy, has saluted cities for being “in the lead” in encouraging clean energy consumption.
Belo Horizonte, Rio de Janeiro, and São Paulo have been announced as the 2015 Sustainable Transport Award winners, the first ever award to result in a three-way tie, giving credit to the scale and substance of Brazil’s achievements in increasing mobility and enhancing quality of life in its major cities.
Jonathan Andrews talked to the Mayor of Turku about how the Urban Infrastructure Initiative is helping the city realise its sustainable goals
World Council on City Data (WCCD) President and CEO Patricia McCarney has announced the launch of a new Mexican pilot programme for ISO 37120, the first international standard of measuring city services and quality of life.