News Archive

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Whose best placed to be liveable and sustainable?

I am currently 'living' in Barcelona for 2 weeks in an apartment arranged through a ‘home swap’. When you have an opportunity to live someone else’s life in a neighbourhood even for a short time, you do make comparisons with your own City.



How ICLEI was created!

Maurice Strong created the Earth Council immediately after the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro expressly for the purpose of coordinating the implementation of Agenda 21. Earth Council sponsored a world conference in Rio, March 13-19, 1997, called Rio + 5, to measure progress toward implementation of the Agenda.



Townsville bolsters resilience with UN help

Townsville in Far North Queensland is the first Australian city to use a new disaster resilience scorecard developed by the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) in partnership with AECOM and IBM.



COP20 Lays the Groundwork for Paris Climate

After two weeks of difficult negotiations and a nail-biting finale, delegates in Lima laid the groundwork for a successful international climate agreement in Paris next year.



Accelerating and Rescaling Transitions to Sustainability

ARTS is committed to understand the role and impact of transition initiatives in cities and examine the conditions that can aid accelerating change towards a sustainable low-carbon society.



ALP and industry groups start push for cities agenda

The federal opposition has joined with industry leaders to put cities back on the national agenda with a meeting hosted by shadow minister for cities Anthony Albanese earlier this month to launch the Labor Party’s Urban Policy Dialogue.



Solar to drive the world's decentralised power expansion

A new report by Navigant Research projects that distributed generation will roughly double in the next nine years.