Territories and cities

The challenges of sustainable development are the most directly sensitive and mobilisation on a territorial scale. Fighting poverty, resilience, safety, housing, transport, energy – a number of initiatives are currently being taken on the scale of cities and regions, in the North and the South, in addition to and even outside national policies.

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São Paolo: is fragmentation ineluctable?

The economic development of São Paulo has always tended to concentrate wealth in political, social and economic elites…
Date: 2010

Africa: Improve both environmental and human health

Even though issues such as access to clean water and sanitation affect the health of city dwellers, governments in…

Inventing Environmental Cooperation in Southeast Asia

Southeast Asian countries approach urban sustainability in very different ways. Actions vary according to levels of…
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Date: 2010

The Atmospheric Cost of Development

The Pearl River Delta is one of the most economically dynamic regions in China, with its two megalopolises, Hong Kong and…
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Date: 2010

United States: Renewable Energy Comes to Town

Many cities worldwide are promoting renewable energy sources. Research shows that American cities are making slow…