The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Agreement on Climate Change call for deep transformations in every country that require complementary actions by governments, civil society, science, and business. While significant progress is being made on some goals, no country is currently on track towards achieving all SDGs.
With the support from the Federal Government of Germany, the United Nations System Staff College has opened the Knowledge Centre for Sustainable Development in Bonn to equip the UN and its partners with a vehicle to deliver on the learning agenda pertaining to Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development.
ReGen Villages architectural partner EFFEKT is presenting our northern climate context version of ReGen Villages as the centerpiece of the Danish architectural pavilion for the upcoming Venice Biennale in May of 2016.
This will also be the global press announcement for ReGen Villages partnerships, development pipeline plans and launch of the marketing outreach program for the first 100 homes breaking ground in Almere, Netherlands this summer of 2016.
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In Nairobi, Kenya, many ‘new private cities’ are to be developed in the capital city’s periphery on what were previously large scale commercial farms. These are in a way similar to ‘edge cities’ that have developed in other parts of the world...
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This case study examines the Vancouver Community Land Trust Foundation (Land Trust), a project being implemented in Vancouver, BC by a consortium of non-profit organizations, social finance institutions and the municipal government. The case study was created in order to describe and examine the Land Trust as a potential model for providing long-term affordable housing without senior government funding or ongoing operating subsidies.
Energy renovation is instrumental for reaching the EU 2020 goals. It has implications for growth and jobs, energy and climate and cohesion policies. Renovating existing buildings is a "win-win" option for the EU economy. In 2011, specialised construction activities that include renovation work and energy retrofits employed three times as many people as energy supply to meet the needs of buildings for the same value added.
Rail transit anchors downtowns and neighborhoods in communities throughout Chicago’s northern suburbs and across the region, but many of these communities are falling behind in creating mixed-income transit-oriented development. This guidebook, "Quality of Life, (e)Quality of Place, Growing Local Economies through Equitable Transit-Oriented Development", from the NGO Open Communities and the Center for Neighborhood Technology, offers case studies, policy recommendations, and public participation tools to help suburbs build affordable, accessible housing around transit.