Sustainable Cities

Today, more than half of the world’s population live in cities and more than two-thirds will do so by 2050. With such a high rate of urban growth expected, effective planning policy and local understanding of conditions are critical to ensuring new urban areas are resilient, can deliver basic services, and allow cities to be more reactive to changing climates in terms of environment, societal goals and economic pressures.

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Sustainable Cities Engagement Model

Based on the experiences gained from city projects, WBCSD is developing a Sustainable Cities EngagementModel to address the essential topics and requirements WBCSD believes will contribute to a sustainable and resilient city.

Few engagement models exist today that allow cities and businesses to interact at an early strategic stage to support the realization of a city’s sustainability ambition.

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News and Insights




Roland Hunziker

Director, Sustainable Buildings & Cities

Claudia Schweizer

Manager, Sustainable Cities

Delphine Garin

Manager, Sustainable Buildings

Irene Martinetti

Manager - Sustainable Mobility

Luca De Giovanetti

Manager, Science-Based Targets