Sustainability

June 14, 2017

At the Movin'On summit in Montréal, Michelin unveiled its visionary new tire concept. Made from bio-sourced and biodgredable material, this concept combines the wheel and the tire into a single component. As the video below shows, though, the advances don't stop there.

June 05, 2017

Smart cities must be sustainable in order to survive. Sustainability is a key component of a truly smart city. If you add connectivity to a city without any connection to sustainability issues, you haven't really created a smart city. To be truly innovative, a city needs to consider elements... read more

April 26, 2017

An increasing number of cities and building developers are looking at the concept of microgrids as a means of achieving a more localized, efficient and resilient energy generation mix. 

April 12, 2017

When it comes to energy and environmentally friendly buildings, no way of keeping score is more familiar than LEED, the venerable Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification and rating system. The nonprofit U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) released its first version of LEED in... read more

April 05, 2017

The urban environment is getting more sentient, changing how we go about our daily lives. How could the digital revolution could change the world of resources?

March 30, 2017

AT&T has expanded its Smart Cities program by partnering up with the Dallas Innovation Alliance (DIA) - a public-private partnership dedicated to the design and execution of a smart cities plan for the City of Dallas - to launch the DIA Smart Cities Living Lab.

February 17, 2017

One New Jersey nonprofit is putting a green spin on the civic tech competition. Sustainable Jersey recently launched Coding for Community, a contest that will pair at least 100 coders, programmers and designers with local municipalities seeking tech solutions to their environmental woes.

Image by NASA Goddard Space Flight Center on Flickr. Licensed under CC BY.
February 07, 2017

We still have a responsibility to prevent the ethical misuse of new technologies, as well as helping make their impact on human welfare a positive one.

Image by whynotwind on Flickr. Licensed under CC BY.
January 30, 2017

Companies with renewable energy services and products should be making friends with public officials in municipalities throughout the country. That’s definitely where renewable power projects are occurring.

Image by Richard on Flickr. Licensed under CC BY.
January 06, 2017

The smart city concept is not a new one.

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