Sustainable Cities Publication

Half of humanity – 3.5 billion people – currently live in cities and by 2055 an estimated 75% of the world’s population will live in urban areas. Cities occupy just 2% of the Earth’s land, but account for over 70% of both energy consumption and carbon emissions.

Urban areas are uniquely positioned to lead the greening of the global economy through improvements in transport, energy, buildings, technology, water and waste systems, as well as producing a wide range of economic and social benefits.

Against this backdrop Climate Action, the UNEP supported communications platform for global business sustainability, launched Sustainable Cities at the Rio+20 Earth Summit in June 2012.

Sustainable Cities is circulated twice a year to a hand-researched and constantly updated database of Ministers responsible for urban development, global Mayors and their city-wide senior policy, planning and procurement staff, as well as international Developers, Facility Heads and Architects.

The publication is the essential title for the sustainable urban development community as it assists them to make better and more informed decisions regarding their planning and procurement.

Each 120-page edition focuses on the key policy decisions that need to be taken, plus the immediate solutions and actions cities can implement to progress to greater sustainability, sharing the increasing achievements and best practice from cities across all continents.

Insight from the world’s most influential sustainable city activists in both the developed world and emerging nations is complimented by regular, in depth coverage and features across the following disciplines:

Sustainable Cities Publication
  • Urban planning and governance at both city and government level
  • Measurement, certification and impact assessment
  • Green buildings – retrofitting and new build design and architecture
  • Energy and power solutions for sustainable cities
  • Telecommunications
  • Water resources, water security and sanitation
  • Green spaces
  • City-wide mobility and mass-transit systems
  • Safety, security and disaster resilience
  • Economic sustainability and the city-based green economy
  • Best practice technology and innovation
  • Mega-events driving urban transformation


The newly released edition of Sustainable Cities includes exclusive features from the following executives and officials, as well as coverage on the below key topics:

Sir Peter Hendy CBE Jane Henley Hanna Gronkiewicz - Waltz Jane Henley David Miller
Sir Peter Hendy CBE
Jane Henley
Hanna Gronkiewicz - Waltz
Gustavo Fruet
David Miller
Commissioner, Transport for London
CEO, World Green Building Council
Mayor of Warsaw, Poland
Mayor of Curitiba, Brazil
Former Chairman of C40 Cities and former Mayor of Toronto
Prof. Simon Tay Patrick Schumacher Julia Marton-Lefèvre Lars Løkke Rasmussen Karl Falkenberg
Prof. Simon Tay
Patrick Schumacher
Susan Anderson
Lars Løkke Rasmussen
Karl Falkenberg
Chairman of the Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA)
internationally acclaimed architect and partner at Zaha Hadid Architects
Director, Portland Bureau of Planning & Sustainability, Portland, USA
Chairman, Global Green Growth Institute
Director General, DG Environment, European Commission


  • COP19 Warsaw Planning
  • Renewable urban energy
  • Developers Roundtable
  • Smart-grid technology
  • City-scale lighting solutions
  • Disaster response – New York