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The web's best commentary & analysis on cities, sustainability, green architecture, urbanism and green infrastructure. “Someone once asked the nature photographer Ansel Adams, ‘why are there no people in your photographs?’,” said Susan Piedmont-Palladino, curator at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C., at the opening of Luminous Landscapes, a new exhibition featuring the landscape...
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Local governments must connect the data, views, experience and strategies of various sectors and departments in an integrated management system that works in cycles, allowing for a constant improvement of the local sustainability situation. Europe is characterised by an astonishing variety of schemes and movements for local sustainability. The Aalborg Process for Local Sustainability prepared...
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The Sustainable Cities Index explores the three demands of People, Planet and Profit to develop an indicative ranking of 50 of the world's leading cities. Download the 2015 report or dive into the findings below. Arcadis natural disasters press release - Hong Kong 2015.
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The Partnership Engages Stakeholders in Conversations about the Future In 2013-14, Partnership agencies held 23 roundtable discussions, in 22 states, engaging over 740 local officials, business representatives, community leaders and individuals in discussion about how Federal agencies can best...
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Friday, February 19, 2016, from 7:00 – 9:00 PM Room 714 West Building, Hunter College Featuring: Steve Duncan, Urban Explorer Marit Larson, Director of Wetlands and Riparian Restoration, NYC Department... COP21, PARIS – The Urban Climate Change Research Network (UCCRN) released the Summary for...
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Encouraging public, private and third sector organisations together with local communities, to work together to improve their food system and to use food as a catalyst to tackle local challenges. Monitoring & evaluation with Good Food Oxford Good Food Oxford would like to share with the SFC Network the results of their study on Measuring and Evaluation and suggest a tool which could help many...
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SCityNetwork.com is presented by Sustainable City Network, Inc. to provide city and county government officials and municipal professionals with news and information about sustainability. It’s generally accepted that invasive plants and animals are bad for biodiversity and should be eradicated. Many individuals, organizations and municipal leaders have enlisted in the battle against these...
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Major changes in thinking never happen easily. Projects that change established structures and routines typically encounter significant resistance along the way. Changing entrenched thinking, therefore, often requires finding ways to demonstrate the positive impacts of change. Paulista Aberta is one …. For some building owners, renovations—including retrofitting heating, cooling, and lighting...
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The Crystal is a sustainable cities initiative by Siemens, the world’s most sustainable events venue and the largest exhibition on the future of cities. Welcome to the Crystal, a sustainable cities initiative by Siemens. The Crystal in London is home to the world's largest exhibition on the future of cities, as well as one of the world's most sustainable buildings and events venues. The Crystal...
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Award-winning sustainable cities website covering planning, buildings, transport, digital technology and urban communities across the globe. The Spanish city of Vitoria-Gasteiz has recently transformed itself from a congested and car-dominated city into one of the most pedestrian and bicycle-friendly places in Europe. It didn’t achieve this by going at it alone. Its key to success was learning...
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The leading Asia event covering green buildings and green city infrastructure featuring the latest international leading edge projects associated with the development of sustainable urban design. The world’s urban areas will more than double in size by 2030, presenting an opportunity to build greener and healthier cities, according to a new UN study. With an estimated 50% of people living in...
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Helping cities around the world become more resilient to the physical, social and economic challenges that are a growing part of the 21st century. Urban resilience is the capacity of individuals, communities, institutions, businesses, and systems within a city to survive, adapt, and grow no matter what kinds of chronic stresses and acute shocks they experience. Helping cities around the world...
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Free Assessment to Promote Bans on Single Use Bags Statewide: Around 2010, cities were getting sued for banning (or charging residents fees to use) single use bags without conducting a full Environmental Impact Review (EIR). Since an EIR is prohibitively expensive, particularly for small cities, GCC commissioned and gave free access to a Master Environmental Assessment (MEA). That helped dozens...
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Our goal is to develop a network of researchers and practitioners who will coordinate their work on the overarching thematic topic of Sustainable Cities, with a focus on reducing energy use, carbon emissions, and mitigating climate-risks to water supply and public health in cities. Ground breaking deal between the U.S. and China on Climate Change and Clean Energy. President Obama announced a...
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The Intel Collaborative Research Institute is concerned with how to enhance the social, economic and environmental well being of cities by advancing compute, communication and social constructs to deliver innovations in system architecture, algorithms and societal participation.
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By 2050, we’ll live closer to each other, we’ll connect in digital spaces as much as in person, and we’ll stick closer to home. Instead of battling the traffic we’ll enjoy seamless journeys on multiple linked modes of transport, physical and virtual. New forces – smaller families, a low-carbon economy, digital connectivity, an ageing population, knowledge-based work, globalism – are shaping the...
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TYPO3 Cumulus Flash tag cloud by TYPO3-Macher - die TYPO3 Dienstleister (based on WP Cumulus Flash tag cloud by Roy Tanck) requires Flash Player 9 or better. The Covenant of Mayors is expanding beyond the wider European region,... ICLEI South Asia, in collaboration with United Nations Environment... Despite the plethora of existing Smart Cities conferences, few of... In November 2015, in...
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“A Global Initiative Providing Technology Solutions to Municipalities and Smart Citizens in Order to Develop Resilient, Sustainable and Economically Competitive Cities “. “ Technology Strategies & Innovative Ideas to Develop Sustainable, Competitive, Secure and Resilient Cities “. “ Technology Strategies & Innovative Ideas to Develop Sustainable, Competitive, Secure and Resilient Cities ". News...
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It’s that time of year! An opportunity to honor and celebrate those who are going (and doing) above and beyond—building the communities and businesses we can be proud of. We are excited to announce that Ashley Ahern will be our MC this year! Ashley is the environment reporter for NPR/KUOW and part of the award-winning regional multimedia collaborative project EarthFix. Sustainable Seattle...
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Helping local city leaders understand how their governments can make significant progress toward becoming more sustainable. Featuring Dr. Kent Portney. NEW - Check out the newest edition of Taking Sustainable Cities Seriously in the Book Store. Media contact Prof. Kent Portney, Ph.D., Texas A&M University, call 979.458.8031 for more information.
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