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Urban adaptation: Climate resilient cities 2013

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Jun 1, 2012 12:00 EDT - Jun 16, 2013 02:59 EDT
Finalist selection
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Jun 16, 2013 03:00 EDT - Jun 30, 2013 11:59 EDT
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Jul 1, 2013 12:00 EDT - Jul 15, 2013 11:59 EDT
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Jul 16, 2013 12:00 EDT - Aug 31, 2013 11:59 EDT
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Sep 1, 2013 12:00 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
A planning approach that uses common tools in innovative ways to communicate about climate change and facilitate adaptation decision-making.
Prepare Vietnamese cities’ housing infrastructures for potential seasonal migrants influx from Cà Mau and Kiên Giang provinces, Vietnam.
Enhance community resilience,flood preparedness through effective communication(storytelling)&citizen engagement at the neighbourhood level
Online peer-to-peer knowledge management tool helps communities share adaptation strategies and take action to become climate resilient.
A virtual globe based simulation game for awareness on potential adaptive capacity of wetlands in urban spaces.
Modify sections of streets letting water pass through into underground storage and pumping stations.
Train Mayors who are building new cities in China to incorporate climate resiliency at scale into urban planning and stakeholder management
climate-solution is proposed to be opinion-based social network where people from all around the world can connect on climate solutions.
In light of recent natural disasters and the increasing unpredictability of weather, it's time to make buildings disaster-resistant.
Expanding deployment of distributed energy resources enhances society's ability to provide critical services during electric grid outages.
Prepare residents for climate change related disasters with evacuation plans, shelter in place plans, and communication networks.
Local rivers, lakes and even ocean water can be used to reduce city water and electricity needs to cool urban buildings.
Help communities share their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions data over the internet in a standardized machine readable format.
To reinvent our cities from the bottom up to create deep carbon reduction, disaster resilient neighborhoods, and green economic development.
Emergency electricity - light, cell phone, radio, extra set of batteries - can be powered by a few square inches of photovoltaic cell.
Sun provides heat - Use the heat in to heat hot water which can be used for any use