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Sustainable living: Designing green cities and inclusive housing

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Sustainable living: Designing green cities and inclusive housing

Monday 2 August 2021 – Vol.12 Ed.31.1

Commentary: Cities’ sustainable ambitions held back by lack of labelling

By Adam Cotter in Singapore

With over half the world’s population now crowded into cities, making urban areas sustainable is central to solving the climate crisis. Often located in areas of high climate risk, cities face some of the worst consequences of natural disasters. Infrastructure investment is sorely needed. But with government coffers nearly empty after a nearly two-year-long battle with Covid-19, how will this be paid for?

Read the full commentary on the website.

Meeting: Designing policies for efficient, inclusive and sustainable housing

Thursday 26 August, 14:00-15:00

Luiz de Mello, director of the policy studies branch, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, discusses the recent OECD report examining how to design policies for efficient, inclusive and sustainable housing. Key topics of discussion will include how to build housing resilience, promote affordability and increase wealth redistribution in housing.

Register to attend here.

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