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Urban adaptation: Climate resilient cities 2013

Proposal creation

CoLab members create proposals

Jun 1, 2012 EDT - Jun 16, 2013 EDT
Finalist selection
Expert judges select finalists

Jun 16, 2013 EDT - Jun 30, 2013 EDT
Proposal revisions
Finalists can improve their proposals

Jul 1, 2013 EDT - Jul 15, 2013 EDT
Selection of winners
CoLab members vote and judges also select winners

Jul 16, 2013 EDT - Aug 31, 2013 EDT
Winners are awarded

Sep 1, 2013 EDT
How can cities become more resilient to the challenges brought on by climate change?

Rapid urban growth and climate change may be converging in problematic ways. Potential consequences of climate change, such as rising sea levels and more volatile and unpredictable weather patterns, expose cities to an increasing number of risks. This contest seeks proposals on how cities can adapt to face these challenges. This contest is being conducted in collaboration with ICLEI--Local Governments for Sustainability. See more...


16  Proposals

Proposal name

Open Data Standard for Community Greenhouse Gas EmissionsOpenCarbon: Cities

Help communities share their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions data over the internet in a standardized machine readable format.

Vaccinating the People Against PanicShawn Hesse

Prepare residents for climate change related disasters with evacuation plans, shelter in place plans, and communication networks.

Cool City ChallengeDavid Gershon

To reinvent our cities from the bottom up to create deep carbon reduction, disaster resilient neighborhoods, and green economic development.

A Dome for Every Home: Creating Communities Prepared for Natural DisasterB Reddy

In light of recent natural disasters and the increasing unpredictability of weather, it's time to make buildings disaster-resistant.

River, Lake & Ocean CoolingJohn Peterson

Local rivers, lakes and even ocean water can be used to reduce city water and electricity needs to cool urban buildings.

Solar IS Civil Defense: emergency electricity is entry level electricityGeorge Mokray

Emergency electricity - light, cell phone, radio, extra set of batteries - can be powered by a few square inches of photovoltaic cell.

climate-solutionsMichael Iyanro

climate-solution is proposed to be opinion-based social network where people from all around the world can connect on climate solutions.

Simple age old - heatingShailendra Bhattarai

Sun provides heat - Use the heat in to heat hot water which can be used for any use

Distributed Energy: The Long Pole in the TentTiger Team

Expanding deployment of distributed energy resources enhances society's ability to provide critical services during electric grid outages.