Recent data show that 80% of cities are facing climate hazards (such as heatwaves and floods), while climate change is growing on the global agenda. But can cities be key in tackling global warming?
What do beekeeping, fashion and inclusion have in common? Meet Espero, a French-designed social enterprise programme. What are they doing to help refugees get into the labour market?
The OECD’s Alexandre Blanquet explains how the use of AI and satellite imagery can help cities face the challenges of the future and become more sustainable.
Cities are faced with increasing record temperatures. Four OECD experts discuss different cooling solutions for cities, and how certain Asian cities are paving the way forward.
In Braga, 40% of residents are under 30 years old, and the city has attracted and retained residents at a time when Portugal’s population overall was declining. For this “Mayor of the Moment” interview, Braga Mayor Ricardo Rio shares his strategies to support youth in the city.
Chattanooga is creating a more sustainable and equitable city through its One Chattanooga plan. In this OECD Champion “Mayor of the Moment” interview, Mayor Tim Kelly discusses the progress made so far, including a 40% reduction in homelessness.
The earthquake in Gaziantep, Turkey, this February was the biggest catastrophe of the last century, but the city responded quickly to support critical areas and stand by residents. Gaziantep Mayor Fatma Şahin shares her strategy and more in this OECD Champion “Mayor of the Moment” interview.
Summer has not yet begun in the northern hemisphere. Yet as of April 2023, more than a quarter of Europe is in drought. How are national and local authorities dealing with a
rather dry Spring?