Cities100

                                                              

Cities100

International Federation for Housing and Planning (IFHP)
Solution proposed by: 
IFHP, Ms. Regitze Marianne Hess, Special Advisor
In a Nutshell: 
Cities100 is a publication featuring 100 existing solutions taking actions on climate change, from 56 different cities worldwide, which can be scaled and replicated, as such leading the way in implementation.
Where and When: 
Cities100 are urban solutions sourced from 56 different cities worldwide.
Challenges: 
Climate Change – Cities100 features 100 existing solutions taking action on climate change which can be scaled and replicated, as such leading the way in implementation.
Innovation: 
Application of power of positive communication via Sustainia model, marketing sustainable urban solutions as a positive and viable choice, rather than a dismal necessity.
Concept: 
Accelerate knowledge of and accessibility to sustainable urban solutions through knowledge sharing.
Description: 
Cities100 is a publication filled with successful city solutions showing that cities are taking action on climate change on a global scale. Cities100 was released in late 2015 in the lead up to COP21 in Paris. The first edition features 100 urban solutions from 56 different cities. Cities100 features urban solutions in 10 different sectors: Green Energy, Solid Waste, Adaptation Planning and Assessment, Adaption Implementation,Carbon Measurement and Planning, Building Energy, Finance and Economical Development, Smart Cities and Smart Community Engagement, Transportation, Sustainable Communities Cities100 is a collaboration between C40, Sustainia and Realdania. C40 is a network of the world’s megacities committed to addressing climate change. C40 supports cities to collaborate effectively, share knowledge and drive meaningful, measurable and sustainable action on climate change. www.c40.org Sustainia is a mission-driven organization seeking to facilitate improved sustainability position and performance through awareness building campaigns, publications including Cities100. www.sustainia.me Realdania is a member-based philanthropic organization that supports projects in the built environment: cities, buildings, and built heritage. We work to create value through development and change, dialogue and knowledge, partnerships and networks, initiatives, and proactive efforts. http://www.realdania.org/
Impacts: 
Heightened awareness of sustainable urban solutions particularly focused on combating climate change, through strategies akin to WUC’s own “Think”, “Share” and “Act”.