Better Cities Jun 2022


Better Cities | Jun 2022

Digital Platforms for Tracking Environmental Performance, Who's Speaking at WCS 2022 and more

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Digital Platforms for Tracking Environmental Performance: A Case Study of the Resilient Sydney Platform

Accessing data to measure and track environmental performance can be a challenging process. Disparate data ownership and a lack of standardised processes to obtain such data further complicate the task. This CLC commentary explores the development and impact of the Resilient Sydney Platform in addressing these challenges.

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Who’s Speaking at WCS 2022 Plenaries and Tracks

WCS 2022’s plenaries on Emerging Stronger and the Climate Crisis are a platform for insights sharing on cross-disciplinary policies and management strategies. Hear from Senior Minister and Minister of Works (Malaysia) Fadillah bin Haji Yusof, Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure (South Africa) Patricia de Lille, and Executive Director of UN-Habitat Maimunah Mohd Sharif, among other notable speakers.

City leaders and practitioners will discuss case studies and best practices across five themes—Smart Cities, Urban Resilience, Sustainable Financing, Planning and Development and Liveable Future Cities—at WCS 2022 thematic tracks. Speakers include New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell, and Climate Change Centre Chairperson and former Minister of the Korean Ministry of the Environment Yoo Young Sook, among others.

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Here’s How Cambridge Road Residents are Greening Their Neighbourhood from the Ground Up

As climate change takes centre stage, how can citizens lead the way for change? The community-led initiative Our Green Moulmein-Cairnhill (Our Green MoCa) shows how partnerships can pave the way for citizens to be more deeply involved in building a cohesive and resilient Singapore together.

Cambridge Road residents worked together to plan, create and maintain the greenway in their neighbourhood.

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Urban Solutions #20 | Science is Not Enough. We Also Need Imagination

Josef Hargrave, Director and Global Foresight Leader at Arup, a global advisory on design, planning and engineering, explains why urban planners need to integrate imagination into urban planning. His work focuses on the application of future trends, scenario planning, and visioning in the built environment practice.

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Urban Solutions #20 |Thailand’s Plastic Waste Problem and Its Road to Zero Plastic Waste

Thailand is said to be among Asia’s biggest consumers of plastic, with a lot of it ending up as waste in the environment. But the government is hoping to change this. We look at the opportunities and challenges that present themselves in Thailand, from both top-down and bottom-up approaches.

Waste segregation and collection efforts in Kantang municipality.
Source: Kantang Municipality

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