Climate Smart Cities: Grenada
with Patrick Lamson-Hall and Shlomo Angel
The NYU Urban Expansion Program at the Marron Institute has been commissioned by the Green Climate Fund--the $100 billion international fund created for assisting developing countries in mitigating and adapting to climate change--to undertake a preliminary effort to build the capacity of Grenada, a Caribbean country with a population of 107,000, to respond with resilience to climate change. This program, called Climate Smart Cities: Grenada, has a special emphasis on the capital, St. George's. We have assembled a team of experts and have defined nine projects than now need preliminary designs to move forward. Our role is to assist the Grenadians in preparing these designs themselves, through a series of engagements and workshops in Grenada in the coming year. We hope to support the Grenadians in implementing these designs over the next several years, with continued support from the Green Climate Fund. Our engagement with Grenada is seen by the Green Climate Fund as a prototype for other Caribbean and island countries. We shall report on the project, with a special emphasis on our multi-disciplinary capacity-building methodology.
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