Sustainability

urban farming in florence
March 21, 2018

In addition to producing food, urban farming can help educate communities about sustainability.

March 20, 2018

While Smart City technology has the potential to increase efficiency and improve consumer services, there are plenty of benefits that city leaders haven't yet tapped. According to a new study, moving services over to the cloud has the potential to drasticallly reduce carbon emissions.

February 28, 2018

(Or "how to buy a Smarter City that won't go bump in the night") There are good reasons why the current condition and future outlook of the world's cities have been the subject of great debate in recent years. Their population will double from 3 billion to 6 billion by 2050; and while those in... read more

February 22, 2018

By 2050, the world will be two-thirds urban, placing cities at the frontline of global challenges and opportunities. Migration is a major factor of urbanisation, contributing significantly to economic development and cultural diversity. As people and assets concentrate in cities, these become... read more

February 01, 2018

No two cities are the same. What does your city mean to you?

For Razi, an 18-year-old waiter in Kuala Lumpur, and millions of other aspirational youth in Malaysia, cities are where their dreams for joining the middle class can come true... read more

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

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