Sydney’s water blueprint
Apr26

Sydney’s water blueprint

Cities across the globe face long-term challenges from the direct and indirect impacts of climate change and environmental degradation. In light of this, many cities are implementing resilience strategies to ensure that people living and working in cities survive and thrive no matter what shocks or stresses they encounter. One city leading the way is Sydney, a city of over 5.5 million people and Australia’s leading global city with...

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A Blue and Green Hong Kong
Apr19

A Blue and Green Hong Kong

Hong Kong’s Drainage Services Department (DSD) is actively revitalizing water bodies across the city Click & Tweet! with priority given to greening, biodiversity and aesthetic improvements in addition to ensuring effective drainage. With Blue-Green Infrastructure – blue refers to rivers and water bodies while green refers to greening landscapes – DSD aims to provide citizens with rivers suffused with lush greenery and pristine blue,...

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Dublin becoming a climate smart city
Oct26

Dublin becoming a climate smart city

The definition of a ‘smart city’ varies across people and sectors. One definition from the UK’s Department of Business, Innovation and Skills is that a smart city is a process rather than a static outcome Click & Tweet! through which citizen engagement, hard infrastructure, social capital and digital technologies are combined to make a city more livable and resilient to new challenges. A Climate Smart City In the context of climate...

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I am Amsterdam Rainproof
Oct12

I am Amsterdam Rainproof

Amsterdam is a global leader in using Water Sensitive Urban Design Click & Tweet! (WSUD) principles to manage water sustainably and be resilient to climate change. What is WSUD? The International Water Association has officially launched The IWA Principles for Water Wise Cities that outlines a framework to assist urban leaders and professionals to develop and implement their vision for sustainable urban water and resilient planning...

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Urban Green Spaces as Adaptive Measures to Flooding
Jul01

Urban Green Spaces as Adaptive Measures to Flooding

Management of freshwater resources as well as coping with increasing natural disasters like flooding are issues currently plaguing cities across the globe. The higher frequency in extreme events like storms with a higher density of rainfall causing rapid flooding and violent landslides are just some of the many consequences associated with climate change (Momm-Schult et al., 2013). Cities have long changed the landscape and therefore...

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