Urban areas, especially in the global north, are known to have an immense carbon footprint and negative environmental impact. Consequently, as hubs of science, industry, culture (and more!), cities also have the potential not only to curb their footprint but also become places of innovation and setting forward solutions to achieve climate-neutrality.

In the September Urban Review, we touch on the vast theme of cities and national urban policies (NUPs) working towards climate-neutrality. As important actors of the shift towards sustainability, legislations, especially on a national level (but also international ones) can have an immense effect on cities and urban areas becoming climate-neutral. Are they, however, strong enough and easy enough to implement in order to drive this shift fast, seeing how urgent the issue at hand is?

Read this month’s newsletter to find out more and listen to Urban Voices in a new format: a podcast!