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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 Foundation

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • C40 & Siemens Announce Broad Collaboration on Cities and Sustainability

    The C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) and Siemens today announced a new collaboration, both a technical partnership and a global prize competition to recognize city actions and innovation that will accelerate C40 city actions to combat the impacts of global climate change. "Cities around the world — particularly C40 cities — are leading the way in taking meaningful actions to ...


    By C40 Cities

  • Abu Dhabi unveil plans for sustainable city

    WWF and the government of Abu Dhabi today launched a Sustainability tStrategy to deliver the world’s greenest city. Masdar City will be the world’s first zero-carbon, zero-waste, car-free city, meeting or exceeding a set of stringent sustainability goals established under the “One Planet Living” programme established by WWF and environmental consultancy BioRegional. In a first for a city scale ...

  • Mexico City Wins 2013 Sustainable Transport Award

    The Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP), together with an international committee of transportation and development experts, awarded Mexico City the 2013 Sustainable Transport Award for its Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system, cycling and walking infrastructure, parking program, and revitalization of public space. ...

  • Canada`s most sustainable cities announced

    Toronto-based Corporate Knights has released its second annual Sustainable Cities Ranking. Ottawa tops the list of Canadian cities whose practices leave the smallest environmental footprint possible while creating a healthy, thriving population. The overall results of the Corporate Knights ranking were positive, a positive ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

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