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Water for Livable and Resilient Cities

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Water plays a central role in almost every aspect of our urban environment and quality of life in our cities. Alarmingly, the combined impacts of rapid population growth and climate change are now posing a severe threat to the liveability and resilience of our cities. However, it is possible to design water systems that provide cities with the capacity to cope with these threats. So-called “water sensitive urban design” creates water sensitive cities that enhance and protect the health of watercourses and wetlands; mitigate flood risk and damage; and create public spaces that harvest, clean and recycle water. This approach poses complex planning and urban design challenges. And it requires solutions that address equally complex and interrelated considerations, such as social, environmental, political, economic, planning and engineering disciplines.

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SDGs at the Subnational Level: Regional Governments in the Voluntary National Reviews.

Available in English

The report SDGs at the Subnational Level: Regional Governments in the Voluntary National Reviews is the result of a consultation with 12 regional governments and associations, spanning from eight out...

Developed by nrg4SD and ORU-Fogar

Posted by Thais Ferraz

Case studies and best practices

Innovative City-Business Collaboration

Available in English

This study looks at six initiatives (Urban Infrastructure Initiative by the WBCSD; Indore, India; Scania, Sweden; Houston, USA; Rakli, Finland and Bottrop, Germany) around the world that aspire to fac...

Developed by Local Governments for Sustainability (IC...

Posted by Admin

Case studies and best practices

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