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US presidents Clinton and Carter promote need for sustainable cities

Former US presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter will participate in a one-on-one conversation about creating sustainable cities, green energy and economic growth on 14 June.

The presidential pair will speak at the end of the Clinton Global Initiative’s (CGI) 2016 American meeting, which is currently taking place in Atlanta, Georgia.

The meeting is gathering leaders in business, investment, innovation and city management to discuss solutions to nine of the world's most pressing challenges, build partnerships and generate Commitments to Action.

Over the course of the conference, the working group for sustainable cities will discuss creating high performance and affordable green buildings; disaster preparedness and recovery; water management strategies that address stormwater risk and water scarcity; planning solutions that address mobility issues to connect underserved populations with economic opportunity; and investment and training models to create high performance infrastructure.

In a statement, CGI said: “The US infrastructure and green building industries still face a lack of sufficient funding and market adoption that impede the advancement of integrated, sustainable urban systems at scale. Resilient, inclusive, and resource-efficient development is vital for connecting populations to economic opportunity, protecting against climate impacts and promoting community health.

“The working group will explore innovative financing models, resilient planning, and high-performance building strategies that can cultivate a more equitable and sustainable built environment.”

Bill Clinton  Jimmy Carter  Clinton Global Initiative  sustainable cities  design 
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