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Building cities resilience to climate change

Posted by Olive Heffernan on behalf on Paty Romero Lankao

For the first time in human history, in this year half of the world’s population lives in urban regions. This proportion is expected to go up to more than 60 percent by 2030. In an effort to understand the urban vulnerabilities to climate change, and to highlight innovative solutions to increase cities resilience, the Rockefeller Foundation, along with the Center for Sustainable Urban Development (CSUD), of The Earth Institute at Columbia University, is sponsoring a week-long discussion (July 8-13) on “Building for climate change resilience” within of month-long series of themed conferences aimed at promoting solid innovations for the many environmental and societal challenges facing urban world.

More to follow after the event next week….


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