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Note - What is the role for cities in the energy transition ?

Publications - 01/30/2014

How can local public authorities contribute to carbon emission-reduction objectives? How can cities contribute to reducing demand for fossil fuels? (only in french)

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How to optimize mobility? Smart mobility: what about the smartworkcenters, how to use living labs?

Events - 10 December 2013

La Fabrique de la Cité (The City Factory) organized a breakfast debate December 10, 2013, on the topic: "How to optimize mobility? Smart mobility: what about smartworkcenters, how to use living labs? ". Ger Baron, Program and IT Clustermanager at Amsterdam Economic Motor testified from the Dutch experience.

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Works

Note - What is the role for cities in the energy transition ?

How can local public authorities contribute to carbon emission-reduction objectives? How can cities contribute to reducing demand for fossil fuels? (only in french)

Focus

The circular economy: a new model for creating value

Produce, consume, throw away: that’s the schema for our current consumer society. This linear system is now reaching its limits under the weight of social and environmental stresses. Within the next thirty years, the world population will have increased by 2 million individuals, and more than two planets will be needed to satisfy our needs. It has therefore become imperative to shift paradigms and move to a circular economy, for a more efficient use of resources.

Seen on the web

04/16/2014 The Boston Globe
Data-driven bus service set to roll out
Imagine a mass transit system that could figure out on a daily basis where people are and where they want to go, and then get them there — nonstop — on luxury buses for just a few dollars more than a T ride costs.
03/25/2014 C40 Cities
C40 Summit Video Blog Series: Gustavo Fruet, Mayor of Curitiba - Mayors have the capacity to lead
During an interview at the C40 Mayors Summit in Johannesburg, Curitiba Mayor Gustavo Fruet discussed his city’s long-standing commitment to sustainability, as well as the unique, challenging, but ultimately rewarding role mayors play in the long-term health and vitality of their cities.
03/20/2014 The World Bank
New World Bank Tool Enhances Access and Communication of Climate and Disaster Risk Data
With an increasingly unpredictable climate and rising numbers of natural disasters, the need for accurate and actionable data for the project of building resilience is growing. In response, the World Bank has launched the Open Data for Resilience Initiative (OpenDRI) Field Guide, a practical manual for governments and other organizations aimed at setting foundational standards for the open source creation and communication of disaster and climate change information.

Films

Discussion with Philipp Rode - What is the role for cities in the energy transition ?

Conversation with Philipp Rode, Executive Director of LSE Cities presents the three main topics of his intervention about the rôle of cities in the energy transition : (1)connexions between environmental policy and economic development, (2) land-use and transport with the case studies of Hong Kong and Copenhaguen, energy and (3) electric mobility with the case studies of London and Berlin.