Tag Archives: Urbanization

Adapt Now: A Global Call for Leadership on Climate Resilience

This report from the Global Commission on Adaptation and published by the World Research Institute focuses on making the case for climate adaptation, providing specific insights and recommendations in key sectors: food security, the natural environment, water, cities and urban areas, infrastructure, disaster risk management, and finance. It is designed to inspire action among decision-makers, …
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Agile Cities: Preparing for the Fourth Industrial Revolution

The world is urbanizing and the Fourth Industrial Revolution is transforming life at an unprecedented rate. Cities must be “agile” – able to move quickly and easily – to enable their citizens to thrive. “Agile Cities: Preparing for the Fourth Industrial Revolution” unpacks the concept of agility and introduces guidelines for measuring agility in key …
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Triumph of the city: how our greatest invention makes us richer, smarter, greener, healthier, and happier by Edward L. Glaeser. (London : Macmillan, 2011)

Synopsis A pioneering urban economist offers fascinating, even inspiring proof that the city is humanity’s greatest invention and our best hope for the future. Americais an urban nation. More than two thirds of us live on the 3 percent of land that contains our cities. Yet cities get a bad rap: they’re dirty, poor, unhealthy, …
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