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Tigre’s model of inclusive sustainability

Tigre is said to be the only town in Argentina that has 6 children’s orchestras, made up of more than 350 children from different neighbourhoods. This Argentinian town’s leadership in promoting community participation, preserving local culture and advancing sustainable tourism are some of its important initiatives to advance the UN’s Ten Principles and Sustainable Development… View Article

Calling all cities – share climate innovation

Share your city’s innovation on climate resilient urban development practices on this special edition of Sustainability. This upcoming special issue highlights how cities and their communities are responding to climate resilience and development challenges in new and innovative ways. It provides both academic and practical evidence drawn from across the world. To share your innovation submit your manuscript… View Article
O secretário estadual do Desenvolvimento Urbano, Ratinho Junior, assinou nesta quarta-feira (02), em Curitiba, o Certificado de Adesão do Serviço Social Autônomo (Paranacidade) ao Movimento Nacional Objetivos de Desenvolvimento Sustentável (ODS), para a Agenda 2030. Já estão comprometidos com os ODS líderes mundiais de 193 Estados-Membros da ONU, que participaram da Cúpula das Nações Unidas sobre Desenvolvimento Sustentável, em setembro de 2015.
Curitiba, 02/08/2017.
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Paraná adopts UN Agenda 2030

Paraná has taken a leap forward to make the 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs) a reality for the southern Brazilian state that has had a lengthy history of sustainability leadership. The Paraná State Secretary for Urban Development, Ratinho Junior, signed on 2 August, a commitment to adopt the new 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in… View Article

Sustainable development symposium brings together key industry leaders from across Australia and the Asia-Pacific

Key stakeholders shaping the built environment industry in the Asia-Pacific were recently brought together at RMIT city campus Melbourne for a Symposium and breakfast meeting aiming to draw links between research, practice, education for sustainability and the needs of industry to address global Sustainable Development Goals. The Symposium was Co- Chaired by Dr Judy Rogers and Associate… View Article

New Porto Alegre Deputy Mayor meets with New York GCHQ

28 July 2017 was a hallmark day for the longstanding relationship between the world leading participatory democracy city, Porto Alegre and the United Nations Global Compact. At the United Nations Global Compact headquarters in New York, Porto Alegre’s new Vice-Mayor, Gustavo Paim expressed his city´s renewed commitment to the Compact and to continuing its innovation and leadership… View Article

Roadmap for Sustainable and Liveable Urban Communities  

Opening in Melbourne last week at the Convention Centre the Ecocity World Summit, one of the most globally significant forums for addressing the complex challenges facing humanity in a rapidly urbanising world, put the creation of ecocities on the agenda as a high priority for humans to continue living in a sustainable world. Bringing together academics,… View Article

Transforming Dundee, Scotland: An evening with Mike Galloway

How did a small Scottish city in decline transform itself into a cultural hub and the United Kingdom’s first UNESCO City of Design? In Australia, as part of the Committee for Geelong “Winning from Second” International Speaker Series, Galloway spoke about Dundee’s collaborative transformation. “The city’s achievements are due to its partnerships with all levels… View Article

Collaboration for effective H2020 bids

Horizon 2020 (H2020) is the major funding opportunity for innovation in Europe but how can cities win the fierce competition for funding? In an environment where only excellent proposals get funded, Chair, Michael Nolan, facilitating the recent Cities Programme and RMIT Europe – H2020 effective bids webinar – highlighted the importance of cities engaging in… View Article

‘Breakthrough Innovation’ is fostering action for SDGs

Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is a global imperative. They have become a guiding light for corporations, as well as nations across the world with many CEOs ranking the SDGs high on their agenda. But how can awareness be turned into action? Senior Manager of Innovation at the UN Global Compact Rosedel Davies-Adewebi, live… View Article
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Bangkok and Melbourne collaborate on liveability and resilience

How can we incorporate liveability and urban resilience into future city development? That’s what 22 Bangkok city leaders gathered in Melbourne for two weeks of knowledge sharing with 19 Victorian organisations set to find out. When the leading officials from the capital of Thailand’s government, the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA), embarked on a two-week packed capacity… View Article