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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Bridging the Ecologies of Cities and of Nature

Cities consume many natural resources and emit increasing amounts of pollution. It does not have to be this way: it is…

India: When Urban Lifestyles Determine the Climate

The urbanization of densely populated emerging countries such as India will have a significant impact on world climate in…
Date: 2010

When emerging cities set standards

Emerging cities are finding new ways to deliver basic services, inventing fresh techniques and institutional arrangements…
Date: 2010

The city returns to its hinterlands for natural resources

The bigger a city is, the more complex its relationship with the hinterlands that surround it. To obtain the resources…