By Y.Vora and T.Sharma on 05 Jul, 2018
Can the SDGs be helpful to mitigate local challenges? Shimla, a city in the foothills of Himalaya, is one of Mistra Urban Futures partner cities. A recent water shortage crisis has made our Indian partners in Nagrika, Yutika Vora and Tarun Sharma, think about the role of the goals.
By Jan Riise on 14 Mar, 2018
The need for transformation is urgent. World leading climate scientists at the IPCC Cities summit in Edmonton last week spoke with one voice, reaching out to city and political leaders around the globe.
By David Simon on 28 Feb, 2018
Our director, David Simon, just wrote a blog piece on how he accepted an invitation to address the annual meeting of the Global Consortium for Sustainability Outcomes (GCSO) in Washington, DC on 22nd February.
By Jan Riise on 27 Feb, 2018
Implementing the SDGs and the New Urban Agenda ‘We’re quite clear on the ‘what’ and ‘how’ of the New Urban Agenda’, Raf Tuts from UN-Habitat said in one of the many sessions at the 9th World Urban Forum, held at the Kuala Lumpur International Conference Centre in the Malaysian capital from 7-13th February. ‘But we’re not entirely clear on ‘who’.’ Quite a lot was said about the Sustainable Development Goals and the New Urban Agenda, and the emphasis on collaboration – spanning sectors, disciplines and levels – was often a key message to and from governments and municipalities. More than 20,000...
By David Simon on 23 Jan, 2018
It is with regret that we learnt last week that Citiscope, our strategic international partner urban news team, has closed as a result of the twin challenges of securing sustainable funding and having a relatively niche – albeit dedicated readership. Established in 2013, Citiscope’s mission was to provide coverage of urban problems and challenges, as well as how inventive local leaders and citizens are working to solve them during the current unprecedented urban transformations in the Age of the City. Some of their team are moving on but Carey Byron and Gregory Scruggs have transferred to the...