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Cities Today Magazine Features C40 Participation and Stories

Today marks the release of Cities Today magazine, formerly known as United Cities magazine. A global publication for senior decision-makers in urban development, the April 2012 issue on urban mobility and sustainable transport explores a key focus of the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group. 

C40 Director Mike Marinello serves on the editorial advisory board of the magazine, along with representatives frtion for senior decision-makers in urban development, the April 2012 issue on urban mobility and sustainable transport explores a key focus of the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group.

om other leading organizations including the International Society of City and Regional Planners (ISOCARP), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), ICLEI, UN-HABITAT, Federation of Latin American Cities, Municipalities and Associations (FLACMA), and United Cities and Local Governments Asia-Pacific  (UCLG-ASPAC.)

Cities Today is a great tool for connecting key stakeholders in urban development from around the world,” said Marinello. “C40 is a network, grounded in the belief that cities, while leading the way on climate change efforts, have much to share and learn from each other. And in the end we all benefit greatly from increased dialogue with and better understanding of all types of stakeholders — from both the public and private sectors.”

The Urban Mobility issue of Cities Today focuses on how people and products move through cities, and how we can create more efficient, livable cities through transportation improvements and innovation. C40’s work is highlighted in two articles: “Should electric vehicles be a priority for cities?” which highlights insights on developments in London from C40 Director of Global Programs Terri Wills, and Bogota from C40 City Director in Bogota, Manuel Olivera; the article  “How bus rapid transit can offer workers a better quality of life,” features a section on C40’s Hybrid & Electric Bus Test Program.

As urban populations increase, the challenge of maintaining mobility in an effective and energy efficient manner will also increase. Through initiatives on bus technology, electric vehicles and infrastructure, as well as non-motorized transport like bicycle networks, C40 works actively with C40 cities across the globe to identify and develop innovative solutions.

Read more about C40’s work on electric vehicles in Bogota here and our Hybrid Bus Test Program work here.

The C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) is a network of large and engaged cities from around the world committed to implementing meaningful and sustainable climate-related actions locally that will help address climate change globally. Recognizing that cities consume over two-thirds of the world’s energy and account for more than 70% of global CO2 emissions, our organization’s global field staff works with city governments, supported by our technical experts across a range of program areas to reduce carbon emissions and increase energy efficiency in large cities across the world. The current chair of the C40 is Rio de Janeiro Mayor Eduardo Paes, and 108th Mayor of New York City Michael R. Bloomberg is President of the Board. The Steering Committee includes: Berlin, Buenos Aires, Copenhagen, Hong Kong, Houston, Jakarta, Johannesburg, London, Los Angeles, Rio de Janeiro, Seoul and Tokyo.

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