The World Economic Forum's SlimCity initiative provides a global
platform where Mayors and the private sector can exchange solutions to
deliver resource efficiency at the city level. As Knowledge Partner to
the Forum, Arup researched, designed and produced a series of
ground-breaking cards to inspire committed action.
Launched in Davos, at the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum in January 2009, the cards deepen awareness of the role cities can play in bridging the transition towards sustainability. To achieve this, each of the cards showcase outstanding exemplars from around the world. The cards are divided into three themes to reflect SlimCity's current focus on urban mobility, smart energy and sustainable buildings. They were researched with the collaboration of the Forum and their constituent members.
In producing the SlimCity cards, the Foresight group drew upon our experience researching the on-going Drivers of Change programme -- identifying issues most likely to have a major impact upon society and business.
Together the cards constitute a unique record of global best practice in cities. They highlight solution-oriented actions and policies that cities can adopt now, taken from less-economically developed countries as well as from the developed world; and they provide city leaders and their administrations with practical solutions to many of the complex problems they currently face.
You can download the SlimCity Knowledge Cards here:
- Smart Energy (Low resolution - 1.14MB)
- Smart Energy (High resolution - 11.9MB)
- Sustainable Buildings (Low resolution - 1.82MB)
- Sustainable Buildings (High resolution - 16.92MB)
- Urban Mobility (Low resolution - 1.08MB)
- Urban Mobility (High resolution - 10.18MB)