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Round Two of Local Sustainability Matching Fund

Posted on August 30, 2012 Deadline: October 1, 2012
Funders' Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities Announces Round Two of Local Sustainability Matching Fund
The Funders' Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities, in partnership with the Urban Sustainability Directors Network, has announced the opening of round two of the Local Sustainability Matching Fund.
Initiated with leadership support from the Kendeda Fund, the New York Community Trust, the Summit Foundation, and the Surdna Foundation, the fund provides matching investments from national foundations on a competitive basis to build partnerships between local government sustainability directors and local place-based foundations to advance discrete sustainability initiatives that demonstrate broad community support and engagement.
The proposal must be submitted by a team of at least two partners who are 1) the sustainability director of a city (municipality) or a county and 2) the loca…

Washington DC's Top International Urbanist Sites

In terms of the wider international urban community, here are the names of ten speaker series or organizations below that deal with urban questions in D.C. Fortunately urban issues are “hot” these days.

1.      USAID Making Cities Work:

2.      Wilson Center:

3.      National Building Museum:,1,2012

4.      American Planning Association:

5.      World Bank Urbanization Knowledge Platform: and

6.      Urban Institute:

7.      Brookings Metropolitan Policy Events:

8.      Metropolitan Institute at Virginia Tech’s Alexandria Campus:

9.      Georgetown University Center for the Environment:http://www1.georgetown.…

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Global Governance

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Global Governance

The European and Global Governance Research Cluster
Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Global Governance

from 1 September 2013 for a duration of 2 years, with a possible extension for another year. The position is a 75% position. We can offer a salary of approximately €30,000 p.a.

The European and Global Governance Research Cluster analyses contemporary governance institutions and processes of change beyond the nation-state from a variety of perspectives and disciplines, especially political science and law. It unites faculty members, postdoctoral fellows and PhD students and organizes joint projects, colloquia, and workshops. For more information on the Cluster and its activities, please visit<>.

The Cluster seeks to attract a Research Fellow with an i…

New money to study urban infrastructure

Integrated approach to planning and financing needed for urban infrastructures

Bern, 22.01.2013 - Cities in the developing world are set to grow by some 2.7 billion people between now and 2050. Integrated planning and financing is essential to ensure that the necessary infrastructures can be made available in a sustainable manner. A study on sustainable urbanisation compiled by the World Bank in association with SECO will be presented at the Global Energy Basel Summit.

Beatrice Maser, Head of Economic Cooperation and Development at SECO, opened the conference on Tuesday at Congress Center Basel together with Mahmoud Mohieldin, the World Bank Group President's Special Envoy for the MDGs. In her speech and the ensuing panel discussion, she highlighted the role cities play in the climate change discussion.

"We cannot tackle the problem of climate change without steering the rapid expansion of urbanisation along su…

Free Pubs on Urban Metabolism

Urban Metabolism for the Urban Century Yale Journal Advances Understanding of Sustainability of Cities Share on facebookShare on twitterShare on emailShare on print Media Contact
Reid Lifset
Tel: 203 432-6949
Email: New Haven, Conn.–Like organisms, cities need energy, water, and nutrients, and they need to dispose of wastes and byproducts in ways that are viable and sustainable over the long run. This notion of “urban metabolism” is a model for looking systematically at the resources that flow into cities and the wastes and emissions that flow out from them—to understand the environmental impacts of cities and to highlight opportunities for efficiencies, improvements, and transformation.

Yale University’s Journal of Industrial Ecology is pleased to announce a special issue on Sustainable Urban Systems that focuses on the integration of engineered infrastructures, people, and natural systems in the pursuit of environmentally sustainable cities. Already mor…