Building Resilient Cities

Cities worldwide face incredible challenges and opportunities due to demographic shifts, resource depletion, climate change, and economic volatility. To respond effectively, cities need to be even more adaptable, efficient, sustainable, and connected - to become ‘smarter’ and more resilient. We help facilitate that change.

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Contributors

Brian Field

European Investment Bank

Mikele Brack

Sustainable Cities and Energy

Brenda Webster

Waterfront Toronto

Events

Launch of Helsinki High Rise Design Competition

We are delighted to announce that our partner city Helsinki, is launching an exciting design and development competition for a brand new urban core. The area of Pasila will be transformed into a highly connected high-rise hub through a multibillion euro investment programme.

Categories: Engineering, Architecture, Design, Funding

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Knowledge

Mikko Aho on Guggenheim and building high in Helsinki

Watch our latest city leader video interview with Mikko Aho, Director of Planning, City of Helsinki. We interviewed Mikko earlier this month during the week Guggenheim revealed the shortlist of contenders to design a new museum and Helsinki High Rise was announced.

Categories: Meet the experts, Architecture, Design, Living, Helsinki

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Is it too late to act on climate change?

“It is technically feasible to transition to a low-carbon economy,” said Youba Sokona, Co-Chair of IPCC Working Group III last week in Copenhagen. “But what is lacking are appropriate policies and institutions. See the interview on Al Zazeera.

Categories: Environment

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