sustainable cities News

  • Eco Expo Asia to Spotlight Green Technologies and Local Start-ups

    The 12th Eco Expo Asia will be held from 26-29 October at the AsiaWorld-Expo. Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) and Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd, and co-organised by the Environment Bureau of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government, the expo will feature nearly 340 exhibitors from 19 countries and regions.  New group participations from Bavaria ...


    By Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd

  • Tomra sorting recycling hosts global conference to share insights into the industry`s future challenges

    TOMRA Sorting Recycling hosted a global conference on October 10th and 11th to share insights from leading experts in recycling and waste management and to demonstrate the company’s breakthroughs in sensor-based sorting machines. With the theme ‘Future Perspectives in Recycling,’ the two-day event in Germany featured a series of presentations and group ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH.

  • 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

  • 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 SERIES

  • 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, ...

  • 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

  • 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 SERIES

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 SERIES

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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, ...

  • 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 ...

  • The time for sustainable transport in Brazilian cities is now

    This piece is cross-posted from TheCityFix and originally appeared on TheCityFix Brasil. Read this post in Portuguese ...

  • Ambitious plans for London to become a sustainable city

    The GBP£100m London Green Fund is just one of the ways the mayor of London Boris Johnson hopes will contribute to London becoming a sustainable green city of the future. Speaking at the Base London event at London’s Excel Centre this morning, Johnson outlined his vision for a sustainable London, including measures such as creating 10 low-carbon zones in and around greater London, ...

  • Sustainable Low-Carbon City Development in China

    By embarking on a low-carbon growth path, China's cities can help reach the country's targets for reducing the energy and carbon intensity of its economy, and become more livable, efficient, competitive, and ultimately sustainable, says a new World Bank report released today. The report, titled Sustainable Low-Carbon City ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • 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

  • Top ten cities for excellence in Urban sustainability announced

    Siemens and the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) announced the winners of the inaugural City Climate Leadership Awards last week in London. The Awards honored ten cities for excellence in urban sustainability and leadership in the fight against climate change. The winning cities and their award categories are: Bogotá (Urban Transportation) ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

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