urban sustainability News

  • A consortium led by Veolia wins contract to extend and bring up to standard Bonneuil-en-France water treatment plant

    Veolia, through its subsidiary OTV, was selected by the Le Croult and Le Petit Rosne valleys intermunicipal association for water management (SIAH), Paris region (France), for the contract to extend and bring up to standard the Bonneuil-en-France wastewater treatment plant. The 10-year contract, worth a total €199.4 million, excluding taxes, of which €112 million for OTV, ...


    By Veolia Water

  • Sustainable urbanization key to sustainable growth, says ADB

    With more than one billion people in the Asia and Pacific region expected to join the urban population in the next 20 years, sustainable economic development is not possible without sustainable urbanization, said a senior official from the Asian Development Bank (ADB). In his speech to the Regional Workshop on Sustainable Urbanization, Klaus Gerhaeusser, Director General of ADB's East Asia ...


    By Asian Development Bank

  • Fluence Wins First C-MABR Contract with Strategic Partner QSY in China

    Important first containerised C-MABR smart packaged plant win with QSY is part of a longer term strategic relationship Fluence and QSY have signed a binding agreement to design, build and operate a commercial fully containerised MABR smart packaged plant in Henan Province This project is part of a broader cooperation agreement between Fluence and QSY covering three ...


    By Fluence Corporation

  • U.S.-China collaboration on sustainable urbanization

    A group of government officials from China traveled on a study tour in the United States last week. The tour, hosted by the World Resources Institute, focused on low carbon development. The delegation was led by Director General Su Wei of the Department of Climate Change from China’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), who is China’s chief negotiator on climate change ...

  • Sustainability is key to quality of urban life

    A new report suggests that modern urban areas provide high standards of living and prosperity, but are less successful in delivering 'quality of life' to all citizens. If local, national and European authorities focus on sustainable living, they can drive new social, cultural and economic initiatives needed to protect the environment and secure the long-term future of city dwellers. 'Quality of ...

  • 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

  • Call for Papers: International Journal of Urban Sustainable Development

    International Journal of Urban Sustainable Development - New in 2009We invite you to showcase your research in the International Journal of Urban Sustainable Development.Authors are invited to submit papers to the Editor Ramin Keivani at: rkeivani@brookes.ac.ukInternational Journal of Urban Sustainable Development aims to provide a forum for cutting edge research and rigorous debate for in-depth ...


    By Taylor & Francis Group

  • New Master of Arts in Urban Sustainability from AULA

    Antioch University Los Angeles has announced the launch of a new Master of Arts in Urban Sustainability program as well as a Certificate in Urban Sustainability. This revolutionary, national low-residency program will provide graduate level study in urban ecosystem science, urban planning and policy, activism and advocacy, urban ...

  • 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

  • Chicago green schemes: sustainable urban development models

    A publication released by the University of Illinois contains dozens of sustainable design concepts that could guide the revitalizing of urban areas around the world. The publication - "Green Schemes: Sustainable Urbanism for Garfield Park" released by the ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • India`s Urban Mobility Plans Pathway to Sustainability

    Improved urban transport strategies can bring a myriad of benefits to India, from reductions in CO2 emissions to a more mobile and inclusive society, according to a new report. The revised version of Toolkits for Urban Development: Comprehensive Mobility Plans was updated by India's Ministry of Urban Development together with the Institute of Urban Transport, the United Nations Environment ...

  • CONNECTKaro sustainable transport and urbanization event set to kick-off in Mumbai

    On April 15-16, Indian and international experts will discuss the current scenario of sustainable transport and urban planning in India, and the opportunities for the future of sustainable cities EMBARQ India, the World Resources Institute’s centre for sustainable transport and urban planning in ...

  • `The great urban transformation`: Nobel Laureates call on cities to tackle sustainability challenge

    Cities around the globe need to re-invent themselves if they want to be a safe home for generations to come. Nobel Laureates call upon cities to tackle the dual challenge of population growth and climate change and seize the opportunity to lead the transition to sustainability. National and internationally agreed greenhouse-gas reduction targets need to guide and support local action. The ...

  • Innovyze Unveils InfoSWMM Sustain for Comprehensive Urban Stormwater Treatment and Analysis

    Innovyze, a leading global innovator of business analytics software and technologies for smart wet infrastructure, today announced the second quarter 2015 release of InfoSWMM Sustain. Designed in response to the needs of watershed and stormwater engineering professionals, this power tool lets users develop, evaluate, and select optimal best management practice (BMP) combinations at various ...


    By Innovyze

  • Development of tools for the promotion of the sustainable urban wastewater treatment and reuse

    Decision-making in environmental projects can be complex due mainly to the existence of trade-offs between socio-political, environmental and economic factors. This is why the 'Medaware' project, which is an EU Meda Water Project, has focused its aims on the development of a software tool capable of applying a scoring system for existing wastewater facilities based on the potential safe reuse of ...


  • Local people place different values on urban sustainability indicators

    Progress towards achieving a sustainable urban environment may be measured by sustainability indicators (SIs), which can be chosen to represent values that are important to local communities. A recent study has assessed a set of SIs developed by both sustainability experts and local citizens and suggests that local communities can attach different values to SIs to reflect local values and ...

  • The Security and Sustainability Forum Addresses Urban Governance in the Face of Climate Change

    The Security and Sustainability Forum announces the next session, “Governing Climate Change: Shifting Priorities in Urban Decision Making,” co-produced with the National Council for Science and the Environment, will take place on January 31. Policy choices made now will determine whether the unprecedented rise in urban population in the coming decades results in ...


  • WRI and UN-Habitat partner to support sustainable urban mobility

    The United Nations Human Settlements Program (UN–Habitat) and EMBARQ, the World Resources Institute’s center for sustainable transport, are partnering to create more sustainable cities by working to provide universal access to safe, clean and affordable transport. The new ...

  • Monash University Ph.D. Scholarship Opportunity - Urban Water and Sustainability Transitions

    Monash University is seeking two outstanding Phd students who are interested in environmental sustainability and system transitions in the urban water sector. Read more ... Faculty / portfolio: School of Geography and Environmental Science, Faculty of Arts Location: Clayton campus Scholarship Tenure: 3 years full-time Scholarship Value: $31,000 per annum Closing ...

  • New heights for Urban Water

    Urban Water developed methods and tools for producing documentation to support informed decisions about sustainable water management systems for urban environments. At the end of the programme three years ago, the consulting firmCITUrban Water Management AB (UWAB) was created. The company is co-owned by Chalmers Industriteknik and about 15 of the original researchers. UWAB uses and further ...


    By Mistra

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