Charlotte Day

August 18, 2021 |

Clean Air Zone Guidance Document

Hi everyone,

The following file provides a Clean Air Zone Guidance Document.

This includes a step-by-step guide to developing a Clean Air Zone or Low Emission Zone. The Guidance also provides a series of case studies of cities that have successfully introduced CAZs, a process flow diagram illustrating the stages to be completed by the responsible authority, and a checklist to help track the progress of the CAZ development.

We hope you find this useful in your current and future projects!

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Jesus Hernandez

September 20, 2021 | México

Conversation Café Series

We are preparing a series of live conversations with experts on the following topics:

  • Café 1 - Building Inter-institutional Cooperation
  • Café 2 - Empowering the Youth through Education
  • Café 3 - Integrating Gender Perspective in Urban Sustainability

We will confirm the dates soon! But we want to hear you question on this topics to help us plan the experience.

Type in your questions with the Café number in the comments.

Thank you!!!


Estamos preparando una serie de conversaciones en vivo con expertos en los siguientes temas:

Café 1 - Construyendo la cooperación interinstitucional

Café 2 - Empoderar a los jóvenes a través de la educación

Café 3 - Integrando la perspectiva de género en la sostenibilidad urbana

¡Pronto confirmaremos las fechas! Pero queremos escuchar sus preguntas sobre estos temas para ayudarnos a planificar la experiencia.

Escriban sus preguntas con el número de Café en los comentarios.


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Ema Chomsky

September 17, 2021 | México

Strengthening Urban Resilience Learning: an Oxfam publication

I came across this document by Paula Silva at Oxfam that seems quite relevant to this CoP.

It is an overview of five common themes identified in an urban learning exchange project undertaken in Jordan, Pakistan, Nepal, Kenya, South Africa, and Bangladesh. The lessons learned are:

  1. Applying systems thinking to project design: urban resilience programmes (including clean air zones, for example) must recognize how the systems that support urban life are inextricably linked in their project design.
  2. Aiming for transformative urban resilience: paying attention to human rights and people’s well being can avoid the danger that interventions focus too narrowly on physical and technical solutions that do not deliver much for vulnerable sectors of society. Ask Whose lives will this project improve?
  3. Designing and implementing holistic intervention: a project must consider how various sectoral interventions (eg. Strengthening municipal services, improving urban governance, creating alternative mobility routes) can be integrated into one programme.
  4. Facilitating inclusive multi-stakeholder and multi-level governance: project management requires relationships with stakeholders from community to national or even international levels. There must be extensive coordination between the various stakeholders.
  5. Supporting social resilient networks: pre-existing social networks can be an asset in supporting project implementation

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