In this publication authored by Nabielek K. et al. (2016) and published by PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency, The Hague. Thirteen (13) infographics are included and explained that show facts and figures on recent urban developments in the context of the Europe 2020 strategy and the Urban Agenda for the EU, which aims to strengthen the urban dimension in the European Union.
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This report, published by UN Habitat, presents an analysis of urban development of the past twenty years that shows, with compelling evidence, that there are new forms of collaboration and cooperation, planning, governance, finance and learning that can sustain positive change. The report unequivocally demonstrates that the current urbanization model is unsustainable in many respects and it needs to change in order to better respond to the challenges of our time and address issues such as inequality, climate change, informality, insecurity, and the unsustainable forms of urban expansion.
This report, published by the Rockefeller’s Foundation 100 Resilient Cities (100RC) initiative, offers a look at how three bold, cutting-edge member cities are leading the way in mainstreaming resilience into the everyday fabric of their cities, and the benefits they expect to reap from their efforts. This report is meant to both celebrate the work these cities are doing, and also to elevate their lessons learned for others that want to engage in the resilience building process.
According to the authors of this smart cities report, the SCs segment has enormous potential as a market for IoT solutions, but it is also an inherently slow-moving market. Smart cities development faces many barriers around the world including tight municipal budgets, sluggish technology procurement guidelines for public agencies, privacy and cybersecurity concerns, and a pressing need for more IT staff at municipal agencies. Taking the time to deploy new, futuristic technologies can also be a luxury that many municipal agencies charged with the day-to-day running of a metropolis can’t afford.
The European Union Regional Social Progress Index aims to measure social progress on 50 indicators across the 272 regions of the EU member states as a complement to traditional measures of economic progress. It is a collaborative project carried out by the Social Progress Imperative, Orkestra (a research institute on competitiveness in the Basque region) and the Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy of the European Commission.
The World Sustainability Award and the Emerging Sustainability Leader Award are funded to encourage new research initiatives and developments in sustainability with the ultimate aim to foster the transfer from sustainability research to sustainable practices and societies. Sustainability is understood as the interdependence between economic, social, and environmental concerns for mutually beneficial regional and global development, it is associated with a multitude of academic disciplines,
The report Co-Creating the Urban Future is the IV Global Report on Local Democracy and Decentralization(GOLD). It examines the challenges and issues that local and regional governments face in our current urban age as well as the solutions that can be devised to co create the sustainable, inclusive, safe, and resilient cities of the future.