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URBACT Thematic Programme Expert Iván Tosics and URBACT Lead Experts Roland Krebs, Claus Köllinger, and Béla Kéz are the authors of this guidebook. Which brings together good practices from across the EU with the latest urban trends, to fill the gaps and ensure that the learning is within everyone's reach.
This paper, published by the “World Resources Institute” discusses how the Latin American and Caribbean region is on the verge of transitioning from experimenting with nature-based solutions (NBS) to adopting them on a much broader scale that can transform infrastructure planning and investments for the better.
This article is written by C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group and C40 Knowledge Hub, and it mentions that Heatwaves are a significant but widely underestimated risk. Extreme heat events in cities can cause mortality spikes of up to 14%, lower workforce productivity, and damage roads and rail lines.
The article published in the Guardian online newspaper is a study realized by a team at the Barcelona Institute for global health (ISGlobal) suggests that Planting more trees could mean fewer people die from increasingly high summer temperatures in cities.
This article was written by Laureen Fagan and published on the Good Men Project weblog. It explains that Neighborhood-level action on climate change is evolving, and it’s not just about green space and gardens anymore. From community-level planning for renewable energy to building efficiency or waste management, neighborhood associations within the web of a city’s structure are stepping up to deliver climate solutions.
If, during the 20th century, the aim in cities was to make space for private vehicles, one of the challenges of the 21st century is to correct that self-destructive trend. The proximity city, also known as a walkable city, emerged as an essential town-planning tool to improve residents' quality of life and reduce their impact.