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Urban Resilience: Climate Actions for Urban Areas 2014

Proposal creation

CoLab members create proposals

03/09/14 08:00 EDT - 07/20/14 11:59 EDT
Semi-Finalist selection
Expert judges select semi-finalists

07/21/14 12:00 EDT - 08/05/14 08:00 EDT
Proposal revisions
Semi-finalists can improve their proposals

08/05/14 08:01 EDT - 08/16/14 11:59 EDT
Finalist selection
Expert judges select finalists

08/16/14 08:00 EDT - 09/03/14 12:59 EDT
Voting Period
Public Voting Period

09/03/14 12:00 EDT - 10/02/14 12:00 EDT
Winners awarded
Winners are announced for the Judges’ and Popular Choice Awards

10/02/14 12:01 EDT
What priority actions can urban areas take to increase their resilience to climate change?

Urban areas represent diverse and populous places which serve critical functions in national economies, and the global economy. Today’s rapidly growing urban areas are uniquely vulnerable to climate change impacts such as sea level rise, increased floods, more intense heat waves, droughts, and storms due to high population densities, limited access to resources and infrastructure, and governance challenges. In this contest, ICLEI: Local Governments for Sustainability, seeks proposals on the ways that urban areas can use social, political, economic, technological and infrastructural investments to reduce their vulnerability and increase their resilience to climate change. Click here for contest details.


18 Proposals

Proposal nameAuthor(s)

Prefigurative Disaster OrganizingThe Collective Story

In times of disaster communities organize based on mutual aid. Lets organize for mutual aid first to prefigure a world without disaster.

Fight for Green in Urban Areas of BangladeshGreen Fusionists

Reduction of CO2 and GHG emission from different sectors of Urban Areas of Bangladesh

Using Smartphones to Propagate Eco-Friendly Behavioralexkrotz

Smartphones present a platform for implementing a shift in attitudes towards climate change by interfacing apps with existing technology.

Global Serious Errors of Design and Environmental , Green Standard of the Worldhuynhphudat

Calculate absorb CO2 . Fix errors of urban design , environmental laws . Increase absorb CO2 . Decrease sea level .

Soulardarity - Coopertively-owned resilience infrastructureSoulardarity

Creating self-determination and climate resilience with cooperative infrastructure - starting on solar streetlights in Highland Park, MI.

Local Government Implementation of The Sustainable Development Goalsgchewe

Cities,need to reduce or decouple from fossil-fuel use, and the adoption of Sustainable Development Goals can be a catlyst for change

Disaster Risk Reduction makes Sustainable Development for Urban Resiliencenaresh

Resilience and disaster risk reduction must be part of urban design and strategies to achieve sustainable development.


Revive plant life and we will revive our own. The world is now covered in 7billion+ people and we need to recover it in plants.

Virtual Farmers Market w/ Home Delivery for Urban Farmers and Metro Area EatersHARVEST2go

Cooperatively owned innovative, virtual farmer's market coupled with door-step delivery for metro areas desiring locally grown fresh food.

A Community Resilience Self-Assessment Toolwaugh2k

Adaptation to climate change requires more resources than governments can provide. This is a tool to crowd-source adaptation strategies.