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Integrating nature-based flood management into urban planning
Webinar
Sustainable Development Goals:
Topics:
Climate adaptation
Water, waste management and sanitation
Water is and has been crucial in designing urban spaces and informing urban planning. Approaches towards flood management have changed over time, with the previous focus being on keeping water out of the city, and the more recent approach turning towards natural water management and integrated strategies for dealing with flood risks and promoting urban resilience. Crucial to this process of adapting to floods is the knowledge transfer and cross-cultural exchange of best practices in integrated water management amongst cities. It is with this purpose of encouraging inter-city learning that the IUC programme presents the practical experience of three cities in dealing with different kinds of flood risk through nature-based solutions and other innovative measures.
Languages: English
Publisher: IUC programme
Published Year: 2019
International financial sources and institutions relevant to city action
Webinar
Sustainable Development Goals:
Topics:
Inclusive and sustainable economic growth
The scale of the action necessary to implement the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and to tackle climate change requires local action. Adequate financing is vital to ensure the feasibility of local sustainability projects, yet at present there is a significant gap between the level of funds available for sustainable urban development and the level of funds deployed. This webinar, the first of three on the topic of financing, shared an overview of the information needed to successfully access financing for sustainable urban development activities. Through presentations by experts, the webinar helped to cut through the complexity of international finance to provide participants with practical information on the requirements to access funding, as well as the best financing schemes available.
Languages: English
Publisher: IUC programme
Published Year: 2019
Planning a sustainable city through smart & inclusive mobility
Webinar
Sustainable Development Goals:
Topics:
Urban mobility
One of the greatest challenges we face today lies in mobility. Sustainable urban mobility requires a mind shift: where transport in private cars and trucking give way to different modes of public transport, like bicycle lanes and pedestrianised areas, electric vehicles, car sharing and rail freight. More and more cities around the world are rising to the challenge. Creating solutions that ensure the vital flow of people, goods and services, while mitigating climate change and creating healthier cities with better air quality and more inclusive development.
Languages: English
Publisher: IUC programme
Published Year: 2018
Choosing locally-appropriate solutions for wastewater management
Webinar
Sustainable Development Goals:
Topics:
Water, waste management and sanitation
Managing wastewater is becoming increasingly challenging with urban populations growing at an unprecedented rate and infrastructure development often not keeping up. This requires government authorities and public utilities to become more creative and innovative in their approach to wastewater management and in developing solutions that are locally fit for purpose, ecologically sound and that meet the needs of the residents as well as those of the relevant technical and political stakeholders. Innovation in this sector requires a mind shift away from viewing wastewater as ‘waste’ and rather seeing and treating it as a valuable resource. To demonstrate this, the webinar presents two municipal examples from Aarhus (Denmark) and Nagpur (India), as well as an inspiring example from Japan.
Languages: English
Publisher: IUC programme
Published Year: 2019
West Athens and Mérida focus on social participation in sustainable urban mobility planning
Case Study
Sustainable Development Goals:
Topics:
Urban mobility
Through their partnership, West Athens and Mérida are establishing a strategic approach to developing effective Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs), as well as finding ways to better involve societal stakeholders in the implementation process.
Countries: Greece, Mexico
Languages: English
Publisher: IUC programme
Published Year: 2018
Parma and Fredericton develop a new public engagement model to increase inclusion
Case Study
Sustainable Development Goals:
Topics:
Education, jobs and skills in the local economy
Inclusion of migrants and refugees
Following an exploration of the two cities’ priorities, Parma and Fredericton are focusing their IUC cooperation on increasing female participation in local government leadership and creating a transferable public engagement model that actively addresses the issue of inclusiveness for marginalised groups.
Countries: Canada, Italy
Languages: English
Publisher: IUC programme
Published Year: 2019
Overview of International Financial Sources and Institutions
Publication
With the Paris Agreement and the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for the first time, there is one Agenda for a Sustainable Future bringing all nations into a common cause to undertake ambitious global climate efforts. Despite this favourable environment, a serious gap between funds available and funds deployed in local projects still exists.
Languages: English
Publisher: IUC programme
Published Year: 2018
Programa Internacional de Cooperação Urbana. Fomentando o desenvolvimento urbano sustentável em esca
Brochure
This brochure covers all three components of the IUC programme, laying out each strand’s objectives, work, and benefits for key stakeholders.
Languages: Portuguese
Publisher: IUC programme
Published Year: 2018
Programa De Cooperación Urbana Internacional. Fomentando el desarrollo urbano sostenible a escala gl
Brochure
This brochure covers all three components of the IUC programme, laying out each strand’s objectives, work, and benefits for key stakeholders.
Languages: Spanish
Publisher: IUC programme
Published Year: 2018
Programa De Cooperación Urbana Internacional. Fomentando el desarrollo urbano sostenible a escala gl
Brochure
This brochure covers all three components of the IUC programme, laying out each strand’s objectives, work, and benefits for key stakeholders.
Languages: Spanish
Publisher: IUC programme
Published Year: 2018