sustainable cities News

  • The business of building sustainable cities

    For the first time in human history, more than half the world's population now live in cities. By 2050 that percentage will rise to over 70 percent, and the social, economic, environmental challenges associated with this transformation will largely define how our societies evolve in the 21st Century. Equally challenging will be the task of mitigating the environmental impacts of mass ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • The great return of `Sustainable City`

    An increasingly rich format for the 2014 Sustainable City, the project by Rimini Fiera – with the support of the Steering Committee and the commercial and planning collaboration of eAmbiente – for the ´City of smart networks´, held on the occasion of the huge expo event dedicated to the Green Economy (this year from 5th to 8th November, with Ecomondo, Key Energy, ...


    By Rimini Fiera S.p.A

  • China Sustainable Cities Report

    A new report evaluating Chinese cities’ performance in sustainable development was launched in Beijing during the 2015 International Forum on Sustainable Cities in China. Entitled “The 2015 China Sustainable Cities Report: Measuring Ecological and Human Development“, the report creatively explores how to solve the urban development challenges facing ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Smart grid to the next level

    Making a smart grid for smart and sustainable energy supply has reached the next level now that for the city of Lelystad a consortium of thirteen partners have agreed to work together. Their ‘Grand Design’ for sustainable energy and infrastructure was created in May this year, and consists of three parts: making (existing) buildings sustainable, use the available biogas in the ...

  • 100 Best Practices for Sustainable Cities

    Over the past 18 months a group of German institutes and industrial, commercial and municipal partners have been collectively investigating technological and organizational challenges to making cities clean, efficient and healthy places to live. On-site analyses of sustainable urban solutions in six major cities (including Singapore, Berlin, and New York) led to the identification and evaluation ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Masdar City sustainable concrete competition

    Masdar City, the carbon-neutral, zero-waste, clean-technology cluster in Abu Dhabi, is offering a prize for companies that develop energy and resource efficient low-carbon construction and buildings. As a part of these efforts, Masdar City works with its contractors, developers, suppliers and other partners to develop and specify materials and processes that will help it reduce its environmental ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • EPUK supports sustainable city awards

    The Sustainable City Awards recognise and reward UK organisations, from multinational businesses to small charities, to promote outstanding achievements and innovation across all aspects of sustainability. In association with Environmental Protection UK and the Environment Research Group at King's College London, the City of London is inviting applications from organisations that have been ...


    By Environmental Protection UK

  • Carbon and cities central to a sustainable China

    Addressing carbon emissions and urban development will be crucial if China is to continue to improve well-being without costing the planet, says a new report launched today. The "China Ecological Footprint Report 2010", jointly published by WWF and China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development (CCICED), explores the country's challenges and opportunities in an ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • CSIRO’s ‘sustainable cities’ science on show

    Climate adapted buildings and sustainable cities are the focus of CSIRO research to be presented at the World Sustainable Building Conference (SB08) in Melbourne next week. ”CSIRO’s research in this field is of critical importance to Australia, where nine out of 10 Australians live in cities or the increasingly urban coastline,“ says CSIRO’s urban systems program leader, Dr Matthew Inman. ”The ...

  • Helping cities to be smarter and more sustainable

    To meet the needs of cities across the world, Schneider Electric and its recently acquired IT solutions provider Telvent, have launched a joint SmartCity offering that provides cities with access to an integrated suite of solutions to improve the efficiency and sustainability of urban infrastructure. The cost of building, improving or maintaining infrastructure to keep up with growing demand is ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Baltimore region embraces program to locate, map, assess and repair water distribution assets

    Over the past decade, the City of Baltimore has seen vast improvements in control point operability and system sustainability of its water distribution assets. The report card is looking better each year. The Baltimore City Department of Public Works shoulders a big responsibility.  The Department provides 265 million gallons of water daily to 1.8 million ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • Sustainability

    New research from KPMG International has identified 10 "megaforces" that will significantly affect corporate growth globally over the next two decades.  The KPMG study, Expect the Unexpected: Building Business Value in a Changing World, explores issues such as ...


    By KPMG International

  • 5 Keys to sustainable development in Indian cities

    Indian cities are urbanizing at an unprecedented scale and pace. Over the next few decades, India’s urban population is expected to increase significantly, from 377 million in 2011 to 590 million by 2030. The problem is that the country’s existing urban transport infrastructure is already over-capacity. This fact–coupled with the alarmingly high rate of traffic fatalities, ...

  • Lithuania teams up with EIB to support sustainable cities

    The European Investment Bank (EIB), the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Lithuania signed an agreement on 11 June 2009 to strengthen co-operation in financing sustainable urban development. The agreement is under the joint European Commission and EIB initiative, supported by the Council of Europe Development Bank, Joint European Support for Sustainable ...

  • District heating and coolingwill drive the sustainable development of cities

    Congress Registration Early Bird Fees - till 7 February Responding to the current climate and economic challenges, the Bulgarian capital Sofia will host again the annual Exhibition and Forum for South-East Europe which will be held from 5th to ...


    By Via Expo Ltd.

  • Quality of life in our cities depends on sustainable infrastructure

    Canada has a major "infrastructure deficit. Urban transportation and our aging waters systems are our biggest ...

  • Resurrecting cities

    There is an old maxim that states "Resurrection is harder than giving birth." And while this statement might apply in many areas, it is particularly relevant with respect to the challenges of urban sustainability, where burgeoning urban population growth is bringing together city planners, clean technology developers and architectural designers to create exciting new cities that are pushing the ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Quality of life in our cities depends on sustainable infrastructure

    The "Quality of Life" in Canada"s cities may rank "among the very best" today, but the future is not as bright, according to a national study on the sustainability of cities commissioned by Siemens Canada and released last month. While 74 per cent of the experts participating in the survey rate the quality of life in their cities as above average, only 44 per cent are optimistic about their ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Evergreen and Cisco Collaborate on Technology Showcase for Sustainable Cities

    Evergreen and Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) announce a collaborative relationship to explore innovations in urban sustainability. The effort with Cisco is the latest in Evergreen's ongoing initiative to help transform communities and cities to make them more livable, economically competitive and sustainable. As the world becomes more urbanized, cities are struggling to handle the demands of their ...


    By Marketwire

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