Category: Community Resilience

Calgary, Alberta unveils 4 new smart city initiatives

The City of Calgary unveiled four new smart city initiatives designed to improve air quality, disabled services, climate and speed of play on its golf courses.

London’s smart city plans embrace growing security infrastructure

Why Smart cities are the next great advance in the fight against terrorism.

London looks to New York and Paris for advice on resilience in wake of Brexit

London is looking to the likes of New York and Paris to help it tackle the challenges of Brexit, population growth and infrastructure needs by sharing advice and ideas with 100 other cities.

Making our world accessible with ISO standards

From signage in the street to the construction of buildings, ISO standards help manufacturers, service providers, designers and policy makers create products and services that meet the accessibility needs of every person.

How kids can help design cities

Adults tend to think of kids as "future citizens" -- their ideas and opinions will matter someday, just not today.

Barbados seeking to build disaster resilience

With tsunamis accounting for $280 billion in economic losses over the last 20 years, Barbados is working towards achieving disaster resilient communities and reducing disaster losses.

Nepal: Quake survivors can avail six types of soft loan from banks

The National Reconstruction Authority is preparing to launch a comprehensive post-reconstruction rehabilitation programme for earthquake and natural disaster victims.

Black Friday is the antithesis of sustainable business, but there’s an alternative

Is Black Friday, the biggest sales event of the year, sustainability professional’s worst nightmare?

A Sustainable Future for People and Nature? It’s Still Possible

How will a world already under intense environmental stress be able to feed and shelter an expected 10 billion people by the year 2050?

Equitable and Resilient Cities: Inside the Network Exchange

100 Resilient Cities joins the City of Boston to focus on the critical intersection of racial equity and urban resilience.

Google’s ”Smart City of surveillance” faces new resistance in Toronto

Sidewalk Toronto’s ongoing controversies may serve as the latest warning sign for cities who are considering signing over public spaces to major tech companies.

Phone alerts for terrorist attacks and natural disasters

Europeans will be sent official alerts on their mobile phones if they are near a terrorist attack or natural disaster under an EU plan to reduce the risk of fake news causing chaos.

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