Climate resilience

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Verizon Climate Resilience Prize Winner Spotlight: Perimeter

In partnership with GreenBiz and Resilient Cities Network, the Verizon Climate Resilience Prize empowers companies that are using advanced technology and have demonstrated results of their climate resilience solutions with funding and business support so they can scale and reach more in-need communities. Based in Berkeley, California, the Perimeter Platform … [continued]

Too Many Cities Are Growing Out Rather Than Up — 3 Reasons That’s A Problem

Imagine Lagos, Nigeria, a city of 22 million. What was once a small coastal town just a few decades ago has exploded into a sprawling megacity spanning 452 square miles. Its rapid growth has stretched the city’s services impossibly thin: Less than 10 percent of people live in homes with sewer connections; less than 20 percent have access to tap water. Many houses are in slums and informal settlements at the city’s periphery. Now picture Lagos twice as big.