Category: Community Resilience

Why Google’s Toronto ‘Smart City’ project is running into hefty local resistance

Concerns over residents' personal data is undermining the Google Alphabet project in its infancy.

5 Years of 100 Resilient Cities!

Dr. Rajiv Shah, President of The Rockefeller Foundation, on 5 Years of 100 Resilient Cities

Experts discuss guiding principles for urban-rural linkages in Bolivia

Over 50 Bolivian and international urban and rural experts recently met in La Paz, Bolivia, drafting recommendations on how to include considerations on integrated territorial development and urban-rural linkages into National Urban Policies.

Smart Cities: Can Data Account For Population Growth?

Advances in technology are permitting city planners more opportunities to maximize resources and providing a new lease on life for aging physical infrastructures.

How the Kilauea Eruption Affected This Hawaii Community | National Geographic

Sharing a deep connection to nature’s power—and to people displaced by it—two photographers document a volcano’s destruction, and help the Leilani Estates community recover.

The City of Light Embraces Resilience

Anne Hidalgo, Mayor of Paris, France explains how to nurture a resilience mindset within government, organizations and communities and how to be a flag bearer for other cities who want to adopt a similar approach.

Smart Cities and a Sustainable Future

Many developments in technology promise to be a paradigm shift or world changing so much so that it can be difficult to distinguish the hype from the reality.

Building standards for the future we want

Despite the international community’s best efforts, extreme weather events and slow-onset climate change continue to wreak havoc on our lives and livelihoods.

The Next Great Smart City Challenge: Public Health

As we start to find more success with smart city technology, researchers are now studying how those same technologies can address systemic challenges in health systems and environments around the world.

How video games help keeping Tunisia resilient

UN-Habitat organized the first Minecraft workshop in Djerba, Tunisia to allow the residents to express their needs for a prospective public space in Aouled Omar in Djerba.

Is there such a thing as an ethical electric car?

Carmakers and big tech struggle to keep batteries free from child labor.

Climate battle will be won or lost in cities, says U.N. climate chief

Cities, which produce about 70 percent of carbon emissions, are driving green reforms and will be key to tackling climate change.

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