Torri 2020 is the energy efficiency plan of the town of Torri di Quartesolo, a municipality of 12.000 inhabitants located in the Italian province of Vicenza (Italy). The plan participated in the Best Climate Practices Contest of 2013 on “Climate Change and Urban Resilience” and (together with New York’s Special Initiative for Rebuilding and Resiliency) won the (…)
In 2013, ICCG awarded the first prize in its Best Climate Practices Contest, held on the theme of “Climate Change and Urban Resilience”, to the NYC Special Initiative for Rebuilding and Resiliency (SIRR). This Special Initiative had been convened in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, which caused more than $19 billion in damages and dramatically (…)
The focus of city planning in recent years has been on the promotion of green economies, green building guidelines, and green infrastructure1. This surge in “green” practices has its benefits. It is drawing attention to an immediate and long-term issue, climate change and its impacts; further green practices are being advocated as beneficial for human (…)
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