Modern philanthropy began as a substitute for government. Where government failed, philanthropists stepped in, providing food for the poor, hospitals for the sick, and libraries, museums, and colleges for the masses. Philanthropy continues to play a vital role in all of these areas. But some still see philanthropy as an alternative to government. I see it as a way to embolden government.
LOS ANGELES, Mar. 3, 2014 /3BL Media/ — As part of a sharpened focus on urban issues globally, AECOM offers its Connected Cities blog to share its professional city-related knowledge and advance the dialogue around how to improve the world’s urban areas.
An interview with Bloomberg LP founder Michael R. Bloomberg
The cover story for the January 2014 issue of "Cities Today" magazine features Michael R. Bloomberg, founder of Bloomberg LP and currently President of the Board for the C40. In the piece, Bloomberg discusses how he will continue to work with C40 Cities and through his philanthropy to empower cities and mayors to continue to play a critical role in addressing the challenges of climate change. "Whether tackling the environment or crime or education or transportation, mayors are expected to deliver results.
Mike Bloomberg, founder of Bloomberg LP and President of the Board of C40 releases new report
Mike Bloomberg, founder of Bloomberg LP and President of the Board of the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40), recently released the the latest editiion of the Climate Action in Megacities Report (CAM 2.0). C40 is a 66 member global network of cities taking actions - like implementing bus rapid transit systems, improving waste management systems, and implementing energy efficienct building codes - to reduce green house emissions and increase urban resiliiency in relation to the impacts of climate change.
Mike Bloomberg, 108th mayor of New York City, founder of Bloomberg LP and currently President of the Board of the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) has been appointed to serve as Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change to the United Nations. In this role, Bloomberg will work with United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to foster further climate actions among cities to combat the growing impacts of climate change and severe weather.