Cities & Urbanization

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

The city as a risk area   Resilient Cities 2014     City mayor's climate resilience compact    CityZenith

Prootecting our capital - how climate change adaptation in cities creates a resilient place for business

Cities as complex adaptive systems     Safe Cities Index

Geneva UN charter on sustainable housing

Smart cities should put the power in the hands of the people

'Top Down' climate data don't serve growing cities

Experts brainstorm ways to fund cities to withstand disasters

Urban climate change resilience in action: lessons from projects in 10 ACCCRN cities

Planning an Open Cities Mapping Project: open data for resilience initiative 

American cities are many times brighter than German counterparts   

Managing urban runoff    Scientists examine ways to put stoemwater to use in big cities

Urban resilience movements unite     Curbing urban sprawl to make cities more sustainable

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

Resilient cities - a Grosvenor report      The Rockefeller Foundation resilient cities   100 Resilient Cities

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

CDP Cities 2013: summary report on 110 global cities    UN recognizes Barcelona as role model city 

Front-running cities changing transport, improving quality of life   

Tomorrow's Cities    3D planning tool for the city of tomorrow    Climate-proofing tomorrow’s cities, today

Towards resilience and transformation for cities within a finite planet     Global road map

Creative ways cities can fight the climate change 'slow tsunami'

How to adapt disaster management to an urban context

How salt causes buildings to crumble

Suburban sprawl cancels carbon-footprint savings of dense urban cores    Urban sprawl   The end of sprawl

How density makes us safer during natural disasters

Illumination of dense urban areas by light redirecting panels

Urban climate: processes, trends and projections   Environment & urbanization

Urban underground holds sustainable energy    How traffic jams decentralize cities

Relation between urban population and air pollution  

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

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

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

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

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

How vulnerable could your city be to climate impacts?      

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

8 points on financing climate change adaptation in urban areas   Financing the Resilient City

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

Housing sales data used to estimate value of urban natural resouces

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

City planning for climate change    Helping cities plan for climate change   Urban Observatory   Urban

Cities key to mitigating flood risk   Unplanned urbanization increasing flood impacts  

Cities and Flooding Guidebook   How to build a flood-resilient city  Urban climate adaptation planning

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

Cities gobbling up huge land masses    Urban ecosystems   Urban environment - Thematic assessment

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

The vertical farm: a keystone concept for the ecocity   Skyscaper green retrofits guide

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

Modeling reveals significant climatic impacts of megapolitan expansion    Urban risk assessments

Urban anthologies - Learning from our cities    Framework for city climate risk assessment

World cities come up with a 5-point action plan to work together for sustainable development and disaster risk reduction

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

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

Implications of urban structure on carbon consumption in metropolitan areas

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

World Habitat Day ceremony draws thousands   Cities at night revealed by NASA-NOAA satellite

Portugal: atmospheric electric field measurements in urban environment and the pollutant aerosol cycle       

Malaysia may offer model for global growth  

Stewart Brand on squatter cities   Climate change, disaster risk, and the urban poor

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

Adapting to Climate Change: Cities and the Urban Poor   

Cities prepare!  Reducing vulnerabilities for the urban poor 

Strengthening Climate Change in Urban Education


EEA - Urban Atlas    Ensuring quality of life in Europe's cities and towns

Urbanization impacts on the climate in Europe    Climate change and flood risk in Europe  

Europe's future depends on cities resilient to climate change   

Mediterranean cities adapt to climate change    Venice hasn't stopped sinking after all

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

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 

Alpine cities feel heat from climate change

Smart London    Turning London into SimCity with real data


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

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

North African Coastal Cities Address Natural Disasters and Climate Change

The state of Arab cities 2012 - challenges of urban transition


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

Development in ADB Pacific Development Member Countries

Developer unveils vision of cities as havens during disasters

India: Towards urban resilience    Planning climate resilient coastal cities: India

Nepal building codes    Can Tho, Vietnam: Enhancing Urban Resilience 

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

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

Urban China: toward efficient, inclusive, and sustainable urbanization 


Hurricane Sandy and the case for resilient design

NYC: are our buildings prepared for natural disasters bigger than hurricane Sandy? 

How climate change could leave US cities uin the dark

Preparing US community greenhouse gas inventories for climate action plans

Study maps greenhouse gas emissions to building, street level for US cities

NOAA analysis reveals significant land cover changes in US coastal regions

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

Study finds serious challenges to 'New Urbanist' communities    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