2016 Guangzhou Award: Call for entries

We are pleased to invite all our members to participate in the 3rd Guangzhou International Award for Urban Innovation, co-sponsored by the United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG), the World Association of the Major Metropolises (Metropolis), and the City of Guangzhou. The Award aims to recognize innovation in improving social, economic and environmental sustainability in cities and regions and, in so doing, to advance the prosperity and life...



2nd Smart Cities India 2016 Expo to showcase smarter solutions for a better tomorrow

India's leading expo on making Indian cities smarter to feature Smart Cities Awards, Mayor’s Conclave, Smart Transport India, and 2nd Smart Villages



Asia LEDS Forum 2016: Financing Implementation of Priority Mitigation Actions

Hanoi, Vietnam | Last week of June, 2016The Asia LEDS Partnership will convene LEDS leaders from across Asia for three days of regional exchange and action planning on mobilizing finance to support countries in implementing priority mitigation actions – such as those included in the intended nationally determined contributions (INDCs) submitted by nations before COP 21. The forum aims to help member countries better understand the level of...



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...


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