Case study: Climate and disaster threats in Honiara

Honiara, capital city of the Solomon Islands, is a magnet for people from the outer islands and rural areas. But most of these people are forced to settle in the outer fringes of Honiara, many on the steep hills or along the coast and rivers. They have no formal tenure and often no electricity, water, sanitation or decent road access.

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Timothy Shue
Regional Policy Guide for Ocean Cities

Ocean Cities are at the forefront of climate change and face many unique urbanisation and development challenges. However, they also offer many positive opportunities for future action. The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) in partnership with Pacific island developing States has developed a new Ocean Cities Regional Policy Guide.

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Timothy Shue
Mainstreaming nature into urban planning: New cities tool

In celebration of International Day for Biological Diversity, CitiesWithNature - a global knowledge sharing platform launched by ICLEI, IUCN and The Nature Conservancy - has a new tool to help integrate nature into cities. The Nature Pathway on CitiesWithNature is a collection of guidance, tools and inspirational examples that help local and regional governments to share their work on nature and learn about best practices and tools.

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Timothy Shue
TUMI announces Global Urban Mobility Challenge 2019 winners

The ten winners of the Transformative Urban Mobility Initiative (TUMI) Global Mobility Challenge 2019 were announced at the TUMIVolt Conference in Leipzig, Germany. The TUMI Global Urban Mobility Challenge supports local solutions to address this need by supporting each winning project with up to 200,000 Euros along with technical assistance to turn ideas and proposals into tangible solutions.

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Timothy Shue
Islands of Innovation Summit

The Islands of Innovation Summit was held 20 April 2019 at the Hawai’i Convention Center in Honolulu. The event focused on advancing island-led solutions to achieve the Aloha+ Challenge and UN Sustainable Development Goals.

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Timothy Shue