Cities are increasingly on the front lines in the fight against climate change. More people now live in urban than rural areas and their number is expected to rise to 5 billion by 2030. Increasing attention is focusing on cities as centers of innovation, motivation, aggregation and leadership in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. While global treaties and federal legislation on greenhouse gases have been met with resistance, urban leaders have often succeeded in reducing greenhouse gas emissions using innovative policy, regulatory and urban planning strategies.
Climate, Cities and Behavior (CCB) takes what the neuro-, behavioral and social sciences are learning about human behavior and applies it to urban planning, policy, codes and other regulations in order to shift behavior and facilitate larger pro-climate impacts. The most recent CCB symposium videos are available for viewing.