Achieving sustainability in the city isn't easy to do. There's a lot of traffic, economic activity, high energy consumption, large numbers of people in a small area. But despite the challenges, city authorities – often in collaboration with scientists, the private sector and the residents themselves – succeed in taking steps towards more sustainable cities. Which projects have lessons that other cities can learn from?
Medicina: A Costa Rican Villege
built environment, education, greening the city, local economy, social well-being, sustainability
Torino Social Impact
entrepreneurship, events, local economy, marketing, participation, resilience, social well-being...
Long Duree of WEF in post-extraction landscapes
built environment, climate change, energy, food, greening the city, housing, land use...
The Waste to Clean Air Project- Uganda
climate change, energy, equality, food, greening the city, health, local economy, poverty...
Clean Cooking for refugees and host population in Uganda
climate change, energy, health, social well-being, sustainability
7 Square Endeavour
built environment, climate change, culture, education, energy, entrepreneurship, events...
WEF nexus cases in Jordan, UAE and the Netherlands
climate change, energy, food, greening the city, land use, sustainability, water/sanitation
Blue Deal - Dutch Water Authorities
climate change, resilience, safety and security, sustainability, water/sanitation
Building climate resilience in city region food systems
climate change, COVID-19, entrepreneurship, food, greening the city, jobs, land use, local economy...
Delta Futures lab
built environment, climate change, education, energy, events, food, greening the city, housing...
Learning from the Past: Antique Green Desert (South Jordan)
culture, food, land use, local economy, sustainability, water/sanitation
Motivating citizens to keep their neighbourhood clean
built environment, participation, safety and security, sustainability
Ranking global cities to spark reflection
culture, diversity, education, events, jobs, migration, sustainability
Place branding for sustainable urban development
built environment, equality, participation, poverty, sustainability
Exchanges in self-organised economies of Latin America
entrepreneurship, equality, jobs, migration, poverty, sustainability
Consequences of rapid and large-scale urban transitions in China
built environment, climate change, COVID-19, housing, social well-being, sustainability
How cities deal with climate change
climate change, entrepreneurship, sustainability
The effect of big data use on urban governance
education, energy, participation, poverty, sustainability