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Urban Resilience: Climate Actions for Urban Areas 2014

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Proposal creation

CoLab members create proposals

Mar 9, 2014 08:00 EDT - Jul 20, 2014 11:59 EDT
Semi-Finalist selection
Expert judges select semi-finalists

Jul 21, 2014 12:00 EDT - Aug 5, 2014 08:00 EDT
Proposal revisions
Semi-finalists can improve their proposals

Aug 5, 2014 08:01 EDT - Aug 16, 2014 11:59 EDT
Finalist selection
Expert judges select finalists

Aug 16, 2014 08:00 EDT - Sep 3, 2014 12:59 EDT
Voting period
Public Voting Period

Sep 3, 2014 12:00 EDT - Oct 2, 2014 12:00 EDT
Winners awarded
Winners are announced for the Judges’ and Popular Choice Awards

Oct 2, 2014 12:01 EDT
What priority actions can urban areas take to increase their resilience to climate change?

Urban areas represent diverse and populous places which serve critical functions in national economies, and the global economy. Today’s rapidly growing urban areas are uniquely vulnerable to climate change impacts such as sea level rise, increased floods, more intense heat waves, droughts, and storms due to high population densities, limited access to resources and infrastructure, and governance challenges. In this contest, ICLEI: Local Governments for Sustainability, seeks proposals on the ways that urban areas can use social, political, economic, technological and infrastructural investments to reduce their vulnerability and increase their resilience to climate change. Click here for contest details.

18 Proposals
A crowdsourcing platform that provides funds and educational resources to encourage adoption of green infrastructure practices in cities.
A knowledge sharing platform for local governments in India and engaging citizens in the decision-making to facilitate urban resilience
LEDDA framework helps urban areas raise funds for climate action, democratize funding choices, and build resilient economies.
Bring cities to energy independence through carbon, energy and cost neutrality.
Engage public/legislators/private industry to enact tax credits and provide financing subsidies for sustainability and resiliency projects.
Green agro areas on roof reduce urban heat island . Organic food from home reduce the harmful effects of chemicals and thereby the health .
Crowdsourcing capital for climate change vulnerability assessments will enable local communities to have authority over their own adaptation
FLO software that gives any organization the tools they need to communicate, coordinate and collaborate with each other.
In times of disaster communities organize based on mutual aid. Lets organize for mutual aid first to prefigure a world without disaster.
Reduction of CO2 and GHG emission from different sectors of Urban Areas of Bangladesh
Smartphones present a platform for implementing a shift in attitudes towards climate change by interfacing apps with existing technology.
Calculate absorb CO2 . Fix errors of urban design , environmental laws . Increase absorb CO2 . Decrease sea level .
Creating self-determination and climate resilience with cooperative infrastructure - starting on solar streetlights in Highland Park, MI.
Cities,need to reduce or decouple from fossil-fuel use, and the adoption of Sustainable Development Goals can be a catlyst for change
Resilience and disaster risk reduction must be part of urban design and strategies to achieve sustainable development.
Revive plant life and we will revive our own. The world is now covered in 7billion+ people and we need to recover it in plants.
Cooperatively owned innovative, virtual farmer's market coupled with door-step delivery for metro areas desiring locally grown fresh food.
Adaptation to climate change requires more resources than governments can provide. This is a tool to crowd-source adaptation strategies.