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45 Top Mayors Pledge Action on Extreme Weather, Launch National Resilience Campaign

June 17, 2013 - in Emergency, Projects

Forty five leading local elected officials today committed to creating more resilient cities, towns, and counties in the face of unprecedented extreme weather and energy challenges that threaten communities across the country. The “Inaugural Signatories”…

European Commission Kicks Off iWIDGET Water Efficiency Project

March 12, 2013 - in Projects, Water

iWIDGET is a €5 million European Commission project aimed at improved water efficiencies through the use of novel information communication technologies…

Looking to Cities, in Search of Global Warming’s Silver Lining

November 30, 2012 - in Environment

Heat, carbon dioxide and air pollution are already having significant effects on trees, plants and crops, and for most plant scientists, the debate over climate…

Emergencies Highlight the Underinvestment in Resilience

November 18, 2012 - in Emergency

There are two distinct and crucial components of disaster preparedness. The one that understandably gets the most attention is the capacity to mount a rapid and effective response. Such a capacity will always be necessary, and few doubt its importance. When…

Making Our Coastal Cities More Resilient Can’t Wait

November 4, 2012 - in Smart Cities

Millions upon millions of people live in coastal cities — not just New York and the Boston-Washington corridor, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Miami, and New Orleans, but also many of the great cities in the emerging economies of Asia, India, and around the…

Making Our Coastal Cities More Resilient Can't Wait

November 4, 2012 - in Smart Cities

Millions upon millions of people live in coastal cities — not just New York and the Boston-Washington corridor, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Miami, and New Orleans, but also many of the great cities in the emerging economies of Asia, India, and around the…

Cities Climate Leadership Group Announces New Guidelines

October 4, 2012 - in Smart Cities

Today, the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) announced three newly defined categories of membership for the network. "Cities are the centers of action around the world. They are continuing to make more progress in combating climate change than any…