Monthly Archives: November 2010

Sustainable Cities at the UCLG Congress in Mexico

Jane McRae is the Chief Executive Officer at Sustainable Cities Last week I attended the 3rd United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) Congress in Mexico City. Sustainable Cities was recently contracted by UCLG (United Cities and Local Governments) to write a chapter on … Continue reading

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L’éducation environnementale en action!

Maude est une stagiaire du réseau PLUS a Dakar, Sénégal. Projet pilote d’éducation environnementale en milieu scolaire afin de promouvoir la protection de l’environnement auprès des élèves du primaire: création du jardin à l’École Mariama Niass, Dakar (Sénégal).  Cliquez la … Continue reading

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New developments from Chihuahua

The Executive Committee of the Municipal Planning Institute (IMPLAN) has appointed Armando Pérez Marín as the new head of the Institute of Planning in Chihuahua, México. Sustainable Cities : PLUS Network would like to welcome Armando to the family! Prior … Continue reading

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Sidewalk experiments drive new ideas about urban public space

A line has been drawn in the battle over city streets. On a busy Manhattan morning this spring, a comedy troupe drew a chalk divide down the edge of Fifth Avenue, creating one lane for “tourists” and another for “New … Continue reading

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The customer is always right…except in the native tongue

Firth McEachern was working in San Fernando, Philippines in waste management. “Adda ti Black Forest Sundae yo?” “Wala po” the Jollibee cashier replied. “Adda Beef with Mushrooms?” I asked again. “Mayroon po.” “Ilokano ka?” I probed. “O’o Sir.” “Tapos, apay … Continue reading

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Durban to host the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change 2011

The following media release was passed on to us yesterday – Congratulations, Durban! “It is with immense pride that the eThekwini Municipality announces that the Seventeenth Conference of the Parties (COP 17) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate … Continue reading

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See you in Mexico City!

Sustainable Cities will be in Mexico City to attend the UCLG Congress this week, along with Member City Representatives from San Jose, Metro Vancouver, Colima, Durban, Dakar and Dar es Salaam. We’ll be having a special meeting with representatives from … Continue reading

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Sustainable Cities : PLUS Network City Chihuahua Receives National Funding for BRT

The city of Chihuahua has will receive funding from the National Fund for Infrastructure and Public Transport, to implement Chihuahua’s “Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan”.  The funds of $18.8 million CAD will be used by the state’s recently elected government, whose … Continue reading

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