Regenerating Port Louis is a national project based a cross sector platform named Port Louis City Alliance.
Ecosis was commissioned by the consortium leading the project (UN Habitat, UNDP, GBCM, GCLI, WEF Global Shapers. Caritas, SOS Patrimoine) to prepare a thorough report detailing a roadmap for the regeneration of Port Louis. The report highlights the occurrence of urbanisation and its associated impacts to the environment while pressing on the need to reconfigure the built environment into a sustainable one. It provides how cities of tomorrow look like and what principles and components of development should be adopted to conjure a sustainable and smart city. It details each of the green index and other components of a sustainable city - building, transport, energy, land use, water, air, zero waste, environmental governance, resilience, innovation, culture and cultural heritage, economic prosperity, liveability, public health, social equity, affordable housing, community involvement and smart growth.
Various existing projects on Port Louis have been included. A mapping of best practices has been provided in the report in order to help the choice of initiatives to create the Port Louis we want. Finally the cross sector approach to sustainability has been discussed and a roadmap has been proposed.
Although Ecosis prepared the working documents, its primary function is to act as partnership brokers.
A commitment to action was annouced by Ecosis at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative in September 2015.
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