Heat waves and floods have frequently hit the headlines in the news in 2018-19, and there is no indication that this will end soon but might get a lot worse. Climate change has increased the strength and frequency of both extreme heat and extreme precipitation worldwide, but still surprisingly little is being done about it considering the social and physical impact caused by … [Read more...] about Are Cities like Boiling Frogs?
The difference between working together or working independently to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals–or SDGs —is becoming clearer as the climate and environment are getting more complex. In other words, sustainable development and climate change adaptation go together like stripes on a zebra. P4G, which stands for Partnering for Green Growth and Global Goals 2030, … [Read more...] about Going Green together: How can P4G Acceleration Partnerships promote development in Latin American cities?
English | Español The city of Nassau is the capital and the largest city of The Bahamas. Over the past three decades, the country’s population rose by 81%, and it is precisely New Providence Island—home to the city of Nassau—the area that has experienced the largest population influx. The Greater Nassau Area offers a rich history, culture, and natural environment for the … [Read more...] about 5 steps towards a more sustainable Nassau
Drawing on natural ecosystems in order to create innovative solutions, biomimicry has been inspiring designers for decades, many times without our full understanding of this discipline. Yet creative minds around the world have been increasingly turning to biomimicry–banyan tree leaves, butterfly wings, a bird's beak–for new, sustainable and ecofriendly designs. This approach … [Read more...] about Biomimicry: Designing Cities According to Nature
By Graham Watkins, Environmental and Safeguards Lead Specialist English | Español A large proportion of my time at the IDB is spent working with project teams on infrastructure projects to enhance sustainability through minimizing potential impacts and risks for people and the environment. As human populations have continued to grow and become increasingly urban, the demand … [Read more...] about The Future of Infrastructure is Sustainability