Cities & Urbanization

Cities lead the way in climate-change action    Urban climate change in context    No city is an island

Suberban sprawl cancels carbon-footprint savings of dense urban cores

New towns going up in developing nations pose major risk to the poor

Cities prepare!  Reducing vulnerabilities for the urban poor

Urban climate: processes, trends and projections   Environment & Urbanization

Urban underground holds sustainable energy    How traffic jams decntralize cities

Front-running cities changing transport, impproving quality of life

Towards resilience and transformation for cities within a finite planet 

Planetary stewardship in an urbanizing world: beyond city limits   Reflecting on cities and leadership

How density makes us safer during natural disasters

Illumination of dense urban areas by light redirecting panels   

CDP Cities 2013: summary report on 110 global cities

C40 & Siemens inaugural city leadership awards honour 10 cities for excellence in urban sustainability

A global fingerprint of macro-scale changes in urban structure from 1999 to 2009

Global forecasts of urban expension to 2030 and direct impacts on biodiversity and carbon pools

Quantification of urban metabolism through coupling with the life cycle assessment framework

8 points on financing climate change adaptation in urban areas     100 Resilient Cities

The vertical farm: a keystone concept for the ecocity: Dickson Despommier at TEDx Warwick 2013

Beyond urban legends: an emerging framework of urban ecology   Smart Cities

Cities gobbling up huge land masses    Urban Sprawl   The end of sprawl    Urban 

Relation between urban popoultaion and air pollution      Cities key to mitigating flood risk

Hybrid energy storage system for urban use    Turning the urban challenge into an opportunity

10 messages for 2010 - urban ecosystems    Financing the Resilient City   Urban Observatory

Housing sales data used to estimate value of urban natural resouces

The economics of change - catalyzing the investment shift toward a restorative built environment

Planning, connecting and financing cities - now: priorities for city leaders       

How to make cities more resilient   Resilient cities 2012    Making cities resilient

UN recognizes Barcelona as role model city     Skyscaper green retrofits guide

Building urban resilience to climate change: what works where, and why 

3 questions: helping cities plan for climate change  

Cities at night revealed by NASA-NOAA satellite      Tomorrow's Cities

Iskandar: Malaysia may offer model for global growth  

New building guidelines proposed to clean up city air     Democratization of design

State of the world's cities 2012/2013: prosperity of cities    World Urbanization Prospects - the 2011 revision

World cities come up with a five-point action plan to work together for sustainable development and disaster risk reduction

World Habitat Day ceremony draws thousands   3D planning tool for the city of tomorrow

Climate-proofing tomorrow’s cities, today    Urban climate adaptation planning  

How vulnerable could your city be to climate impacts?      City planning for climate change

Floods, heat, migration: How extreme weather will transform cities  

Urban environment - SOER 2010 Thematic assessment

Urban planning for city leaders    Urban anthologies - Learning from our cities     

Unplanned urbanization increasing flood impacts   Cities and Flooding Guidebook   How to build a flood-resilient city

Modeling reveals significant climatic impacts of megapolitan expansion    Stewart Brand on squatter cities 

Climate change, disaster risk, and the urban poor    Implications of urban structure on carbon consumption in metropolitan areas        

Adapting to Climate Change: Cities and the Urban Poor     Strengthening Climate Change in Urban Education

Urban Risk Assessments   Using high resolution satellite data for the identification of urban natural disaster risk

Architecture for disaster reduction and reconstruction, 5th i-Rec student competition

Energy benchmarking of commercial buildings: a low-cost pathway toward urban sustainability

Framework for city climate risk assessment

Europe:

EEA - Urban Atlas

Urbanization impacts on the climate in Europe    Ensuring quality of life in Europe's cities and towns

Europe's future depends on cities resilient to climate change    Mediterranean cities adapt to climate change

Climate change and flood risk in Europe   Helsinki: the prospects for urban densification

Situated lifestyles: how lifestyles change along with the level of urbanization and what the greenhouse gas implications are - a study of Finland 

Venice hasn't stopped sinking after all     Alpine cities feel heat from climate change

Can Rotterdam become the world's most sustainable port city?

Africa:

Cape Town: What it takes to be a role model city  

North African Coastal Cities Address Natural Disasters and Climate Change

Green Hills, Blue Cities: an ecosystems approach to water resources management for African cities

Soon every African village will know what the weather may bring

The state of Arab cities 2012 - challenges of urban transition

Asia:

Development in ADB Pacific Development Member Countries

Business risk assessment  and the management of climate change impacts - 12 Philippine cities 

Building Urban Resilience in East Asia   25 years of Partnerships in Building Safer Communities in Asia

Developer unveils vision of cities as havens during disasters   

First civilian photogrammetric UAV flight over Singapore

UNISDR and China launch new urban resilience award     Beijing necessitates risk analysis

China works to implement standard digital city framework   

UN Shanghai Manual launches to guide urban futures  Expansion and growth in Chinese cities 1978-2010

Modeling buildings by the millions: building codes in China tested for energy savings 

Americas:

Hurricane Sandy and the case for resilient design

New York's carbon emissions - in real time   The Mannahatta Project - New York before the city

Mid-century warming in the Los Angeles region     Vancouver plans to face climate change head-on

Preparing US community greenhouse gas inventories for climate action plans

Study maps greenhouse gas emissions to building, street level for US cities    Major US city post-oil preparedness ranking

Linkages between population dynamics, urbanization processes and disaster risk: a regional vision of Latin America   

Rio de Janeiro's bid to become a smart city