urban sustainability & resilience

A blog about governance for urban sustainability and resilience

Monthly Archives: December, 2014

Book reviews and end-of-year thoughts

For some reason the end of the year gets people in reflective mode, so let me join the trend. This has been my fourth year in Australia and the switch … Continue reading

December 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

Making cities better: voluntary programs aren’t enough

Originally posted on: https://theconversation.com/making-cities-better-voluntary-programs-arent-enough-35535 Voluntary programs are all the rage. From ratcheting up cybersecurity to fighting obesity, firms in the United States and elsewhere voluntarily make pledges to do better than governmental regulation. … Continue reading

December 20, 2014 · 2 Comments

Urban sustainability: Australian cities are leading the world … for now

Originally posted on: https://independentaustralia.net/environment/environment-display/australian-cities-please-keep-leading-the-world-in-governance-for-urban-sustainability-and-resilience,7199   Cities hold a significant potential to make a rapid change toward reduced resource consumption and waste production, greenhouse gasses included. Yet, an ongoing reliance on … Continue reading

December 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

Cities need innovative governance tools and brave politicians to combat climate change

Originally posted on: http://www.thefifthestate.com.au/spinifex/cities-need-innovative-governance-tools-and-brave-politicians-to-combat-climate-change/70354 In our highly urbanised world, cities create problems as well as provide solutions. Many of humanity’s challenges exist at city level. Cities are an unsustainable source … Continue reading

December 9, 2014 · Leave a comment