Monday, August 8, 2011
Standards and Frameworks for Sustainable Cities
This section is focused on systems used by cities and communities to plan, implement and monitor sustainability programs. Please share information and resources on this vitally important subject.
Urban Environmental Accords
The Urban Environmental Accords were developed and signed by over 60 international mayors during the United Nations Environment Programme World Environment Day, on June 5th,2005 in San Francisco, California. The Accords have served as a model for other frameworks, outlining the 7 key areas: http://www.sfenvironment.org/downloads/library/accords.pdf
Renewable Energy-Energy Efficiency-Climate Change
Zero Waste-Manufacturer Responsibility-Consumer Responsibility
Green Building-Urban Planning-Slums
Public Transportation-Clean Vehicles-Reducing Congestion
Toxic Reduction-Healthy Food Systems-Clean Air
Water Access & efficiency-Source Water Conservation- Waste Water Reduction
Check that out : International Ecocity Framework and Standards from EcoCity Builders :
EcoCity Builders and the International Ecocity Conference is establishing the International Ecocity Framework and Standards, working with a diverse group including representatives, employees and associates of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, University of Manchester, British Columbia Institute of Technology, University of British Columbia, University of California at Berkeley, University of Montreal, Simon Fraser University, Tribhuvan University, The Ecological Society of China, World Wildlife Foundation US, Ecocity Builders, Urban Ecology Montreal, The One Earth Initiative, HealthBridge, Consensus Institute, Urban Resource Systems, Novatek, The Helen and William Mazer Foundation, Ecopolis Architects, and Wayne State University.