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    The C40 Cities of Lima and New York, recently conducted an exchange in the area of non-motorized transportation – getting people to walk or bike instead of taking taxis, cars or buses. The exchange was facilitated by C40 and represents a model for peer-to-peer learning that other C40 Cities can replicate. Its goal was to share best practices on the development and implementation of public bike share programs. New York’s Department of Transport (DOT) will soon launch its "Citi Bike" program, while Lima’s program is in the early stages of development.

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    Two weeks ago, the big picture of New York City’s green building efforts became a little clearer. Until now, a building owner, an architect, a consultant, a student, a policymaker, or anyone interested in learning what New York City was doing with buildings needed to delve through numerous City agency websites to find information, all the while finding it difficult to grasp the big picture of how these efforts were making a collective impact on the City’s sustainability goals. Even City employees had a hard time connecting agencies’ efforts. Facilities managers and other individuals complying with various regulations, such as benchmarking under the city’s comprehensive Greener, Greater Buildings Plan would have to research disconnected web pages jam-packed with information, yet difficult to navigate.

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    The FT Citi Ingenuity Awards aim to recognise innovative solutions to the issues facing cities around the globe. The aim is to find local initiatives which have produced real results in the quality of life of citizens and to publicise those innovations so that cities can learn and benefit from the experience of others particularly in the fields of education, infrastructure, healthcare and energy. The deadline for entries is May 31, 2012 and we encourage all those, at any scale, who have initiated urban programmes to submit them so that we can ensure cities are still recognised as the engines of invention and progress which has characterised their success over the last 5000 years. For complete information, and to share your idea, visit www.ftcitiawards.com.

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    In our continued efforts to highlight the expert voices and leading initiatives on climate change through the C40 blog, we invited Mike Shanahan to tell us about the Climate Change Media Partnership. This innovative project is building a new cadre of climate change journalists -- fostering awareness and understanding of the issues at stake through sound and locally relevant reporting.

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