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The Partnership for Smart & Sustainable Cities
The emerging Partnership for Smart & Sustainable Cities is a World Bank facilitated partnership that convenes private, public, academic, and development partners to explore opportunities for collaboration and share knowledge to promote smarter and more sustainable cities.
Partnership PaperBuilding Sustainability in an Urbanizing World. July 2013. This synthesis paper is a product of the partnership's early discussions. It summarizes the sustainability issues faced by cities and points toward the road ahead. It reviews successes in policy as well as investment and discusses what is needed to reach out to the rapidly growing cities of the developing world and make them effective users of existing knowledge. [more]
news from our partners
CDP Cities 2012 Report & Infographic Released!View emissions reports for over 70 cities, including all C40 members. Also read the 2012 Global Report, entitled Measurement for Management.
City Solutions e-Library (Partner Preview)Share and exchange worldwide best practices in urban development on this digital platform, an initiative of Brisbane City Council in partnership with the UrbKP.
Managing Explosive Metropolitan GrowthWatch the World Bank's Pedro Ortiz discuss different aspects of a method to confront, tame, articulate and manage the phenomenon of rapid metropolitan growth.
Sustainable Cities BlogVisit the new Sustainable City Blog, managed by our partner, the World Bank.
Smart Cities for All Workshop2012 workshop from March 5-6 to identify "smart city" and "smart climate" opportunities for cities in low- and middle-income countries.
The Partnership for Sustainable CitiesJune 2011 workshop to explore opportunities for cross-sectoral collaboration in helping cities become more sustainable.
Global Series on ICT for Urban Service Delivery2011 series of tightly-focused TelePresence video conferences on the use of ICT tools and resources in Urban Development.
6th Urban Research SymposiumBiannual conference held in Barcelona on October 8-10, 2012, on "Rethinking Cities: Framing the Future."