2014

2014

"Dialogue to Global Mayors" 2014 issue#12

Globalization is a hallmark of our times. It leads to new openings and close connections but also runs the risk of increasing uniformity. In fact, each city has distinctive human, cultural, historic and natural characteristics. All these aspects are important for a city to develop their appeal and provide insights to pathways to sustainability that are both acceptable to their people and compatible with their values, traditions, institutions and ecological realities. Building on existing characteristics helps motivate and mobilize the human and physical resources of cities to achieve sustainable development and regeneration, is the philosophy that the sixth Melbourne principle communicates and is featured in this issue of Dialogue to Global Mayors. The year draws to a close, but our perseverance for the cause of sustainable development will never be stopped. We will spare no efforts to be the communicator of urban cultures and facilitate the sustainable development of cities.

"Dialogue to Global Mayors" 2014 issue#11

With the coming of November, the northern hemisphere enters winter and animals start to hibernate. For human beings, it is the time to harvest fruits and reflect on the past year. Our team at Dialogue to Global Mayors are making a new plan for the next year. We are thankful to all the mayors, network partners and contributors who are the real constructors of this e-magazine. We are looking forward to having your participation in making the e-magazine more colorful, vibrant and reputable in the next year. If human society rises and falls with the cycle of natural ecosystems, it is useful to apply the principles of ecosystems to the strategies of urban development when it comes to sustainability. The 11th issue of "Dialogue to Global Mayors”, we abide by the fifth of Melbourne’s Ten Principles, “Build on the characteristics of ecosystems in the development and nurturing of healthy and sustainable cities”, aiming to show the readers how to model urban processes on ecological principles and operate according to natural ecosystems include diver...

"Dialogue to Global Mayors" 2014 issue#10

October in Shenzhen, a subtropical city around 22 degrees North latitude, brings fair weather and autumn wind, which means the best time to take part in outdoor sports. Supported by UN-HABITAT, and held by the World Urban Campaign(WUC), which was launched by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at the Rio+20 Summit in 2012, in partnership with the International Mayor Communication Centre(IMCC), the permanent secretariat of Global Mayors Forum(GMF), “Zero Carbon Trips by Bike” is one of the first activities of the WUC in China. It will start in Shenzhen, and expand first to other Chinese cities, then in Asian and global cities. Through this activity, the secretariat of GMF hope that every citizen will be aware of changing their unsustainable actions and lifestyles, improving ecosystems of urban space and participating in reducing the ecological footprint of cities. The 10th issue of "Dialogue to Global Mayors”, we abide by the fourth of Melbourne’s Ten Principles, “Enable communities to minimise their ecological footprint”, aiming to show the readers...

"Dialogue to Global Mayors" 2014 issue#09

World leaders met on 23rd September to draw a map of the future at the 2014 Climate Summit and are facing the challenges of climate change together. After experiencing a hot summer caused by global climate change, we are now enjoying the cool autumn in September. The 9th issue of "Dialogue to Global Mayors”, we abide by the third of Melbourne’s Ten Principles, “Recognise the intrinsic value of bio-diversity and natural ecosystems, and protect and restore them”, aiming to show the readers how to recognise the intrinsic value of biodiversity and protect our motherland through efforts for sustainable development. We called for papers on the theme of protecting biodiversity through our global network of mayors and specialists, and received an overwhelming response from China and overseas.

"Dialogue to Global Mayors" 2014 issue#08

The UNEP launched "Principles for Building a Green, Fair and Inclusive Economy” in 2008 which is a permanent strategy to solve the issues of economic security and the safe survival of mankind. The theme of the 8th issue of “Dialogue to Global Mayors” is the second principle of the “Melbourne Principles” for Sustainable Cities – “Achieve long-term economic and social security”. In it, we highlight some models on urban sustainable development, in particular, the mayor of Gisborne, New Zealand, shares his community's solutions to restore Waikanae Creek and the achievements they have made. We called for papers on the theme of green technology and demand management through our global network of mayors and specialists, and received an overwhelming response from China and overseas.

"Dialogue to Global Mayors" 2014 issue#07

In the year 2000, the United Nations launched the Millennium Development Goals. The MDGs are due to expire in 2015, and the new “Sustainable Development Goals” are being drafted to provide humanity with a renewed long-term vision. The theme of the 7th issue of "Dialogue to Global Mayors" is the first principle of the "Melbourne Principles" for Sustainable Cities- "Provide a long-term vision for cities based on: sustainability, intergenerational, social, economic, and political equity; and their individuality". We are honored to bring you a number of articles by and about global mayors and their long-term visions for their cities. We called for papers on the theme of green technology and demand management through our global network of mayors and specialists, and received an overwhelming response from China and overseas.

"Dialogue to Global Mayors" 2014 issue#06

The “World Cup 2014” was kicked off at St. Paulo, Brazil on June 12th, 2014, which symbols the curtain of global cities’ cooperation raised through an international sporting event. In this issue of "Dialogue to Global Mayors', we abide by the eighth of Melbourne Principles for Sustainable Cites"—Expand and enable cooperative networks to work towards a common, sustainable future, aiming to show the reader how the decision makers of cities make full use of the people or communities’ wisdom to expand and enable cooperative networks to achieve a sustainable development in the future. We called for papers on the theme of green technology and demand management through our global network of mayors and specialists, and received an overwhelming response from China and overseas.

"Dialogue to Global Mayors" 2014 issue#05

2014 ISSUE No.5 build on the characteristics of ecosystems in the development and nurturing of healthy and sustainable cities May 8th, 2014 is the Mother's Day, on this day, we should be grateful to our great mother, meanwhile, we should show our respect to another mother——the earth. The Earth is a planet in the vast universe; she is so spectacular; Earth is the cradle of life and the mother of mankind. In this issue of "Dialogue to Global Mayors', we abide by the fifth of Melbourne’s Ten Principles ", build on the characteristics of ecosystems in the development and nurturing of healthy and sustainable cities. We aim to show the reader how to make the city on the earth better prepared for sustainable development. We called for papers on the theme of green technology and demand management through our global network of mayors and specialists, and received an overwhelming response from China and overseas. ...

"Dialogue to Global Mayors" 2014 issue#04

April 22rd is the 45th anniversary of Earth day which is also 6th anniversary of Global Mayors Forum (GMF). In these 6 years, human beings consciousness to protect earth have greatly raised, GMF has also achieved a lot in sustainable development. Melting glaciers, rising sea levels, extreme weather… we have witnessed the side effect of climate change, our future lies on sustainable development. The new issue of Dialogue to Global Mayors takes as its theme the 10th Melbourne Principle, Enable continual improvement, based on accountability, transparency and good governance, and mainly targeted climate change to share some experience and ideas about sustainability. We called for papers on the theme of green technology and demand management through our global network of mayors and specialists, and received an overwhelming response from China and overseas.

"Dialogue to Global Mayors" 2014 issue#03

Every March 12 is China’s Tree-Planting Day. It is the traditional day for Chinese citizens to raise the awareness of environmental protection and green economy. To plant more trees is one way to secure our green economy development, in the future,we should pay much more attention to green life. The new issue of Dialogue to Global Mayors takes as its theme the 2nd Melbourne Principle, “Achieve long-term economic and social security” and focuses on how the sustainable notion could effectively promote the development of social economy and social security. We called for papers on the theme of green technology and demand management through our global network of mayors and specialists, and received an overwhelming response from China and overseas.

"Dialogue to Global Mayors" 2014 issue#02

In 2006, United Nations Environment Programme and the World Agroforestry Centre have launched the "Billion Tree Campaign", after nine years, more than 7 billion tress have been planted, which means every person on the planet, regardless of race , age, culture, color, has a tree. According to statistics, more than 3.5 billion trees are the results from the people’s voluntary participation. The new issue of Dialogue to Global Mayors takes as its theme the 8th Melbourne Principle, “Empower people and foster participation” and focuses on the effect of human beings in sustainable development. We called for papers on the theme of green technology and demand management through our global network of mayors and specialists, and received an overwhelming response from China and overseas.

"Dialogue to Global Mayors" 2014 issue#01

City is the place where human beings live; what’s more, it is also the place for us to practice sustainable development. This includes a range of related ideas, from the inner cultural value of cities to social value towards sustainability. This new issue of Dialogue to Global Mayors focuses on the distinctive characteristics of cities in building an ecological city. In January 2014, the Secretariat of Global Mayors’ Forum published the first issue of “Dialogue to Global Mayors 2014” E-magazine. Each issue is focused on one of the Ten Melbourne Principles, in this case——“Recognise and build on the distinctive characteristics of cities, including their human and cultural values, history and natural systems.” We called for papers on the theme of the distinctive characteristics of cities through our global network of mayors and specialists, and received an overwhelming response from China and overseas.

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