BUILDING TRUST FOR SUSTAINABILITY COLLABORATION

Alistair Edgar from the Academic Council on the United Nations System (ACUNS) recently interviewed Michael Nolan, Chair of the UN Global Compact – Cities Programme, about the Melbourne Model and strategies for furthering sustainability. Drawing on examples of cross-sectoral collaboration, Michael elaborates on the benefits of building trust across sectors.   Source http://citiesprogramme.org/podcast-academic-council-of-the-united-nations-system/

‘ETHICAL CITIES’ MASSIVE OPEN ONLINE COURSE LAUNCHED AT HABITAT

Today the UN Global Compact – Cities Programme and RMIT University launched a first-of-its-kind ‘Ethical Cities’ open online course at the United Nations’ 20 year conference for sustainable cities with the aim of connecting people around the world with ethical concepts and practices for cities. The Ethical Cities course is a principle-based collaborative approach that engages…

YOUTH PERSPECTIVE OF HABITAT

Four Australian university students had the opportunity to attend Habitat III, the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development which happens every twenty years. This was through an initiative that allows young people to gain insight and experience of events of global significance, Global Voices. Global Voices funds delegations and offers practical experiences to young…

LEARNING FROM THE URBAN TRANSFORMATION JOURNEY OF SECOND CITI

When facing economic challenges, many second and intermediary cities around the globe are taking a partnered approach to their urban transformation. Australian city Geelong recently stepped out on an international study to learn from others, with research support from the UN Global Compact – Cities Programme and RMIT’s Centre for Urban Research. The resultant report “Winning…

UNAAV YOUNG PROFESSIONALS AND BETTER CITIE

The UN Association of Australia recently hosted the Global Goals Academy series aimed at educating and empowering change towards achieving the SDGs. For the fourth event on 16 November, the UNAAV Young Professionals teamed up with the Cities Programme to host “Better cities for a better world: achieving the urban goal” at RMIT University. Attended by…

COLLABORATIVE APPROACHES TO GLOBAL URBAN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

As part of the World Urban Campaign and Australian Sustainable Living Festival, the UN Global Compact – Cities Programme hosted a forum and panel event on How to make public private partnerships work for urban sustainable development – challenges and successes.  Held on Wednesday 8 February at RMIT University, the panel was facilitated by UN Global Compact…