8th European Conference on Sustainable Cities & Towns

The 8th European Conference on Sustainable Cities & Towns, the flagship conference on local sustainable development in Europe, is taking place from 27-29 April 2016 in Bilbao, Basque Country.Organised by ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability, the Basque Government, Bizkaia County Council and Bilbao City Council, with the involvement of Udalsarea 21 - Basque Network of Municipalities for Sustainability, this year’s edition will bring...



Smart City Landscape 2015 - Transpiring to the future

Due to rapid urbanisation, the urban infrastructure as on date is inadequate to meet the demands of the existing urban population and with the increased number of population migrating to urban settlements, an ardent need for re-generation of urban areas in existing cities and the creation of smart cities is there to satiate the northward demands. Future cities of India should be on the lines of smart real estate and urban infrastructure to match...



World Summit - Climate and Territories

The World Summit Climate and Territories which took place in Lyon, Rhone-Alpes' Region brought together more than one thousand participants from all over the world. As we had hoped, more than half of the participants came from 73 other countries. As was the objective, around half of the participants came from local and regional authorities; a third represented NGOs, civil society, and business; and the rest was made up of the press, academics,...



ICLEI City Business Talks @ Metropolitan Solutions 2015

“Cities that fight climate change are the cities where people are sitting together and work with each other to find solutions. You need to get out of your box." - Alexandra van Huffelen, Vice Mayor, Rotterdam and former ICLEI Global Executive Committee Member at ICLEI Global Town Hall @ Metropolitan Solutions 2014 In a fast urbanizing world, cities need innovative solutions to increase efficiency and sustainability, effectively use...



Launches, partnerships and commitments – ICLEI World Congress 2015 witnessed it all!

The ICLEI World Congress 2015, held in Seoul, Korea from 8-12 April, has been, as of now, the biggest forum discussing the development of urban sustainability in 2015 worldwide. The congress welcomed over 2,500 participants from over 75 countries. There were over 37 sessions, and 10 MoUs signed by ICLEI during the Congress. It has offered ICLEI members and delegates the chance to highlight their achievements, to connect with partners, and to...



The 6th Resilient Cities Congress 2015

Resilient Cities - The Annual Global Forum on Urban Resilience and Adaptation - is the global platform for urban resilience and climate change adaptation, hosted every year in Bonn. Resilient Cities was first launched in 2010 with the goal of connecting local government leaders and climate change adaptation experts to discuss adaptation challenges facing urban environments around the globe and forging partnerships that could have lasting...



Spreading the sustainability color – ICLEI World Congress 2015

City representatives around the world have taken it upon themselves to make their cities more sustainable and the future of their people more secure and safe. They have the responsibility to address the current global trends and developments affecting the urban world of tomorrow. Around the globe, thousands of inspiring actions have already been taken, but there is a need to set more ambitious targets, implement more transformative actions and...


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