Sustainability

chicago climate charter
December 06, 2017

As growing population centers and leading producers of greenhouse gas emissions, cities have a responsibility to lead the way forward on climate change mitigation.

December 01, 2017

Now that Los Angeles has claimed the 2028 Olympics, it's embarking on an ambitious effort to reduce congestion and transform the city's transportation infrastructure. Last November, residents approved Measure M, a sales-tax increase that will give the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transit... read more

November 28, 2017

In recent decades, once-struggling cities have been reimagining themselves by evolving from 20th-century-style manufacturing centers to 21st-century hubs of commerce and culture. While each city realizes its own evolution in its own way, one important ingredient of these transformations is... read more

iotrash platform to reduce obsolescence
November 09, 2017

The world’s awareness about the environmental impact of our trash is nothing new. And I am not talking only about generic garbage like plastic, metal or paper. Indeed, specific high-polluting functional products are also being considered.

September 15, 2017

From hurricanes, to wildfires to economic instability, cities need to be prepared for disaster. While cities are actively pursuing sustainability, they also need to pursue resiliency - the ability to bounce back from disruptive circumstances. At a recent briefing on Capitol Hill, three experts... read more

smart cities iot infographic
September 08, 2017 | StoragePipe Solutions

Smart Cities have an important role to play in protecting our environment. Now, new technology is helping us to understand how we can better mitigate the impact our day-to-day activities have on the world around us.

September 07, 2017

First Published on Washington, DC, has earned the U.S. Green Building Council's (USGBC's) first LEED for Cities Platinum certification, according to WAMU. To qualify for the designation, the District had to set sustainability objectives and then submit data to the nonprofit USGBC showing how it... read more

September 07, 2017

The UN's' 11th Sustainable Development goal (SDG) is to make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable. The essential context for this goal is the extraordinary demographic revolution now underway, with ever more people living in cities. By the year 2050, the estimated world's urban... read more

August 16, 2017

Tweaking chlorine levels or even knowing where the next possible waterline break will be in Bellevue, Wash., could get a lot easier once the city completes a new smart city application to address water quality. Bellevue is developing a "smart city dashboard" to synthesize and highlight key... read more

August 09, 2017

It's not enough for the country's most advanced and sophisticated cities to be at the forefront of technological innovation with "smart" parking meters or informational kiosks. They also need to be sustainable and show an ability to preserve natural areas, according to Anil Ahuja, an engineering... read more

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