Neighborhoods are places where people can easily meet their daily needs, socialize, and feel safe. This requires high-quality urban landscapes and open spaces, sustainably designed housing, shopping and recreation, access to schools, childcare facilities, and other services. By emphasizing the importance of local context, design and integration, this web resource provides the necessary tools for city planners to act on the neighborhood scale.
The different sections present a snapshot of the critical design principals laid out in the UNEP publication “Integrated Guidelines for Sustainable Neighbourhood Design.” These guidelines develop a vision, design and delivery roadmap for city leaders and planners to create sustainable neighborhoods.
Balikpapan, Indonesia: "My Innovation House"
Model: Enabling Innovation
Protecting People and the Planet: Putting People at the Heart of City Climate Action
This report from ICLEI and CDP shares analysis from the data reported through the 2022 CDP-ICLEI track, and highlights the need for people-centered climate action in cities.
Transformative Actions Program: UrbanShift Annual Report 2022
Looking back at the 2022 TAP call for projects, this report summarizes the project applications received this past year, as well as the activities conducted around the projects already in the pipeline since 2021.
Paris International Forum to End Plastic Pollution in Cities
UrbanShift, global Mayors and city leaders held a series of critical discussions around the need for solutions to minimize the impact of plastic on the planet.