“Cities are people, not buildings”

Visiting Buenos Aires, British Professor Nick Tyler spoke with La Razón newspaper and called to rethink the way we design major world cities from two main objectives: improving the quality of life of people and reduce carbon emissions. “Why do the cities exist?” Was the question that Nick Tyler addressed the audience. Silence filled the room university and its…

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Peru a shining example for South America’s Climate Action Plans

This week, Peru became the first South American nation to publicly announce its Climate Action Plan, or INDC. In doing so, it may have set the scene for a new wave of highly transparent and ambitious INDC submissions from the continent. This most recent plan comes after 12 years of collective planning, as Peru developed a suite…

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The young climate campaigners to watch before the UN’s Paris summit

Some are students and others work as journalists or community organisers, but all are stimulating debate in the lead up to the climate summit. Youth activists and bloggers from around the world are stimulating the public debate in the lead-up to the climate summit in Paris, shadowing negotiators, co-ordinating fossil fuel divestment campaigns at universities…

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Sustainable mobility: the key to efficiency in cities

Faced with population growth and the higher concentration in urban centers, mobility of citizens is presented as one of the great challenges of the XXI century. Pedestrian, greater use of bicycles, promotion of public transport and car disincentive are, according to experts, the keys to more humane and sustainable cities. Take a trip that in…

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Movilidad Sustentable: la clave de la eficiencia en las ciudades

Frente al crecimiento demográfico y su mayor concentración en los centros urbanos, la movilidad de los ciudadanos se presenta como uno de los grandes desafíos del siglo XXI. Peatonalización, mayor uso de la bicicleta, promoción del transporte público y desincentivo del auto son, según los expertos, las claves para lograr ciudades más humanas y sustentables….

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