AXA - How research helps build more resilient cities

Faced with rising pollution, flooding, epidemics and other risks of natural and manmade disasters, researchers around the world are working hard to make cities more resilient. How are they going about it? What results have they achieved?... Read More

DOPPELMAYR SEILBAHNEN GMBH - Environmental advantages of a cable car system

One of the main advantages of cable cars is their small environmental footprint which we would like to address on and share with you... Read More


Applications for the 2nd cohort of Local Pathways Fellows has just opened! The Fellowship is a unique, 12-month program to support young leaders based in cities around the world to tackle the biggest challenges... Read More

URBANET - Spotlight on cities IPCC and WUF9: Urbanet features interviews and reports

From 5 - 7 March 2018, urban and climate researchers, practitioners, and policymakers braved the cold of Edmonton, Canada, to discuss some of the century’s hottest issues... Read More

GLOBAL URBAN DEVELOPMENT (GUD) - The Porto Alegre Sustainable Innovation Zone (ZISPOA) and Urban Thinkers Campus

The Porto Alegre City Council unanimously passed legislation, sponsored by Councilmember André Carús, to officially recognize the Porto Alegre Sustainable Innovation Zone... Read More

INSTITUT D'AMENAGEMENT ET D'URBANISME (IAU) - Sustainable neighbourhoods: From exception to propagation

Many French cities began establishing eco-neighbourhood projects on their municipal territories, as of the early 2000s. Apart from the “marketing” effect, they represent a veritable reservoir of... Read More

METROPOLIS - Contribution to the Global compact for safe, orderly, and regular migration

Metropolis, the World Association of the Major Metropolises, is soliciting jury members, whom will be selecting the 6 projects of the 2nd edition of the Metropolis pilot projects, for the 2018 – 2020 period... Read More

WIEGO - Five Blogs from 2017 that Take on Big Ideas for Informal Workers

As a global research-policy-action network, WIEGO’s team members are in a unique position to lead debates and contribute grounded new ideas for improving the lives of informal workers across continents... Read More

WORLD VISION INTERNATIONAL - What does success look like in Urban Areas? Grandmothers practising martial arts, of course!

As the Ending Violence Solutions Summit closes in Stockholm, Aline Rahbany suggests the most effective urban programming solutions... Read More

CENTRE FOR URBAN DESIGN AND MENTAL HEALTH - Isolation and Air Pollution: New research on urban design and mental health

Edition 4 of the Journal of Urban Design and Mental Health brings together the latest thinking at the nexus of urban design and mental health under the theme Alone Together... Read More


Lance Jay Brown, CSU Founding Board member and Theodore Liebman, Board member, attended and presented programs during Habitat III conference in Quito... Read More

INSTITUTO TERROA - Solidarity Economy Workshop and Young Change-Makers Program among Terroa's Activities in March 2018

Terroá is working on two particularly impactful projects in March 2018. First, it welcomes interested individuals and organizations to a Solidarity Economy Workshop taking place every week from 19 March... Read More

INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY FOR URBAN HEALTH (ISUH) - Call for Abstracts for 15th International Conference on Urban Health (Deadline: 14 May 2018)

Abstracts are now being accepted through 14 May 2018 for the 15th International Conference on Urban Health taking... Read More

MISTRA URBAN FUTURES - Cities for all - Leave no one alone

‘We’re quite clear on the ‘what’ and ‘how’ of the New Urban Agenda’, Raf Tuts from UN-Habitat said in one of the many sessions at the 9th World Urban Forum, held at the Kuala Lumpur International Conference Centre in the Malaysian... Read More 

OPEN STREETS CAPE TOWN - Open Streets builds community resilience by encouraging play and family fun

Open Streets Days are family days and so usually take place on a Sunday. On 25 March, residents of Cape Town will have a chance to join in the car-free fun!... Read More

UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA - Accelerating the transition to sustainability in Edmonton Alberta

On 17 March 2018, up to 100 graduate students from the University of Alberta will come together to generate transformative ideas for how Edmonton (Canada) can transition to sustainability... Read More

  • 25 Mar: Open Streets Cape Town – “Open Streets Mitchells Plain”, Eisleben Road/ Mitchells Plain/Cap Town/South Africa. PARTICIPATE
  • 26-28 Apr: ICLEI“9th Global Forum on Urban Resilience & Adaptation”, Bonn/Germany. PARTICIPATE
  • 19-22 Jun: ICLEI – “ICLEI World Congress 2018”, Montréal/Canada. PARTICIPATE   
  • 03-04 Sep: Convergences“11th Convergences World Forum – Make Society Tomorrow”. PARTICIPATE
  • 01-05 Oct: ISOCARP“54th ISOCARP Congress”, Bodø/Norway. PARTICIPATE
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