Monthly Archives: December 2012

Planting the Seeds for Community Engagement in Los Cabos: A Comprehensive Approach to Urban Development

By Daniel Ross ~~ One of the most fundamental concepts to any multi-stakeholder process is the enormous contribution that citizens can have. The people who live, work, and play in and around public spaces possess expert knowledge as to how … Continue reading

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Sustainable Cities launches a paper on indicators for sustainability

How cities are monitoring and evaluating their success The call for cities to engage in best practices for sustainable planning has increased. Sustainability is no longer a buzzword but a reality that must be addressed by cities all over the … Continue reading

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It’s a wrap! The SCI Network Africa Program comes to an end

Sustainable Cities wishes to express our sincere thanks to everyone who has contributed to the remarkable success of our SCI Network Africa Program! At the end of October 2012, our contract and funding provided by the Canadian International Development Agency … Continue reading

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A participatory development approach to mapping sustainability– the eThekwini Green Map

By Brittany Morris ~ ~ “People today have an urge – an impatient urge – to participate in the events and processes that shape their lives”. UNDP Participatory development and design can take on many forms and applications in both … Continue reading

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The Growing-pains of Urban Waste and the Sustainable Solutions

By Apryl Shaw ~ ~ Disposal of increasing quantities of urban solid waste is a major challenge for municipal authorities. With over half of the world’s population living in cities, municipalities are challenged to manage the physical growth of their … Continue reading

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