Jul 3, 2014
Dear D_City Thank you for your entry in the global plan contest! Please take the time to fill out the proposal more completely. A link to a broader report is insufficient for the contest. Please note that — unlike other Climate CoLab contests -- two central elements of this global contest is for authors to (1) link together proposals from other contests into an integrated plan for the world as a whole, and (2) complete the climate model for their proposal’s impact on climate change and our economic systems. I await your revisions. Thanks Jasmine.
Aug 21, 2014
Describes an ambitious project to create a global network that combines earth observation and systems engineering to inform more sustainable urban design practices. Intriguing proposal, but does not give details on exactly how this would address climate change—how exactly will these practices reduce emissions or help with adaptation and how great will their impact be? Authors also did not include sub-proposals or a model run, as requested in the contest prompt.
Aug 22, 2014
Thanks for these comments, which alas we've seen too late for your decision on semi-finalists. Assume it is too late to directly link to other Co-Lab competition sub-proposals but in principle almost all would seem relevant to the global Earth observation system of systems (GEOSS) vision that our report/global plan is promoting. However, the actual GEOSS project is being co-ordinated by the intergovernmental Group on Earth Observations (GEO) in Geneva on behalf of 90 nations and 77 participating organisations. There are vast numbers of scientific models that GEOSS participants and relevant scientists are using ... we include some of the major 'umbrella' models in the 'Virtual Nations and Networks' chapter of our manifesto promoting GEOSS. One of our leading Editorial Board members for this report, Professor Mike Batty at the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis at University College London, has provided some papers explaining models that you might find interesting .. would appreciate your comments. (Davina Jackson)