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UN recognizes Hoboken as a role model city

UNISDR; UNISDR NY

Hoboken becomes one of 45 cities worldwide recognized as a Role Model City by the United Nations. 'We are honored to be recognized for our efforts to make Hoboken more resilient,' said Mayor Dawn Zimmer. 'Through a multi-layered approach to resiliency, we are on the cusp of solving a more than century-old flooding problem,'...

  • Indonesia and Netherlands launch large coastal safety initiative in Java - Press release

    Wetlands Intl

    The Indonesian and Dutch government today launch a comprehensive five-year multi million public-private partnership initiative for enhancing coastal safety at the North Coast of Java. It aims to build stable coastlines with reduced erosion risk through a unique integration of mangrove restoration, small scale hard-engineering and sustainable land use...

  • India's 'smart cities' would be stupid without disaster strategy

    TRF

    The 'smart cities' effort aims to create urban spaces where green, high-tech initiatives bring more efficient management of resources, including water and energy, and better services to citizens. ‘When we start talking about the management of cities, disaster risk reduction is one of the key aspects we speak about,’ said Jagan Shah, director of the National Institute of Urban Affairs…

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