Riga was one of the first capitals to sign the Covenant of Mayors in 2008. Through
cooperating with other cities in the implementation of a number of energy efficiency
projects, Riga has been able to introduce new innovative technologies that add to our
comfort and make our lives more environment-friendly. Together with our partners we
are committed to bringing our city closer to a smart city’s status.
Nils Ušakovs Mayor of Riga
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The City set a global goal for 2030: to reduce GHG emissions by 30% compared with 2008 levels, in a business as usual scenario (BAU). By enhancing green spaces and planting trees and plants, the temperature of Buenos Aires is expected to fall by up to 6ºC by 2034. Green motorways and macro-blocks are also contemplated in the plan, the latter aiming for a 50% reduction in levels of noise pollution, and a 97% reduction in CO2 emissions.
Buenos Aires Mayor Mauricio Macri: “If you want to have a modern city you need to adapt and evolve. Every week cities receive hundreds of citizens that come to look for a job or new experiences or simply to have fun and they all demand quality services.”
Outcome 1: Improved quality of life and development-driven resilience for all
Outcome 2: Provide a resilient, liveable, sustainable urban environment – underpinned by
infrastructure supportive of a low-carbon economy
Outcome 3: An inclusive, job-intensive, resilient and competitive economy
Outcome 4: A leading metropolitan government that pro-actively contributes to and builds a
sustainable, socially inclusive, locally integrated and globally competitive GCR
1.New York City's greenhouse gas emissions will be 80 percent lower by 2050 than in 2005.
2.New York City will send zero waste to landfills by 2030.
3. New York City will have the best air quality among all large U.S. cities by 2030.
4. New York City will clean up contaminated land to address disproportionately high exposures in low-income communities and convert land to safe and beneficial use.
5. New York City will mitigate neighborhood flooding and offer high-quality water services.
Developer and Engineers who are able to build the city of tomorrow
Mayor Bill de Blasio said "Climate change represents one of the greatest challenges to our city, which is why we've committed to an 80 percent reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. "To move us toward our goals, we'll need the city's brightest minds and ideas, which is why Urban Tech NYC is so important. By providing our most talented visionaries with the space and resources they need to grow, we're acting on our commitments to entrepreneurs, to innovation, and to a smarter and more equitable New York."
"Tokyo must aim to be smart in terms of our environment and smart in terms of our economy. Technological advancement will play a paramount role in both regards. Tokyo must utilize the state of art technology in urban planning, energy policy, and economic reform, and Tokyo will aim for both environmental sustainability and economic sustainability. Leveraging the latest technology we need to back this up with the real policy and real budget. Implementation and support for eco-housing, small housing, and utlilization of renewable energy will be important policy considerations environmentally. I have also been a strong advocate for the undergrounding of the overhead cables such as telecommunication and power lines.This is not only meaningful for the resilience for the city, but is also important to regain aesthetics. For me, this is an important part of helping to make Tokyo look smart." Mayor of Tokyo,Yuriko Koike
"We are obliged to fulfil our word in front of the world that we will create an amazing future connecting the minds of all nationalities, as we realise that the eyes of the entire world are looking to Dubai to know what we are going to do in years to come." Hussain Nasser Lootah, Director General of Dubai Municipality
"The 21st century will be the century of the city, following on from the 19th century, when national states were formed, and the 20th century, in which supra-national organisations like the United Nations, the European Union and the Bretton Woods Institutions took shape. The cities will be the first to be hit by all the known Global Challenges, such as mobility, housing, health, food and climate. Cities will have to find ways to provide their citizens with a safe, healthy and financially sound living, by taking a pragmatic and non-ideological approach. There is an opportunity here for urban politics to achieve this, not by viewing citizens solely as end-users and forcing solutions on them, but by collaborating with citizens in the use of modern technology, and working together with them, as co-developers of their own society". Rob van Gijzel
Mayor, City of Eindhoven