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November 21, 2017 | Vitoria Lima de Moraes

Medellin, and the importance of leadership

September 27, 2017

Smart city technologies such as self-driving cars, connected streetlights and sensor-laden trash cans are certainly all the rage in cities these days. But before these connected technologies can take hold and begin delivering benefits to cities big and small, local governments must put the back-... read more

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

September 12, 2017

As Hurricane Irma's 130 mph winds, rain and tornadoes slashed and battered South Florida Sunday, Florida Power & Light Co. officials could only watch and double-check restoration plans as the outage numbers climbed throughout the day. Monday, that all changed as an army of workers were... read more

September 08, 2017

Local government efforts to become smart cities and improve quality of life for residents will be bolstered by a continued partnership between the International City/County Management Association (ICMA), and analytics software and solutions company, SAS. The organisations have renewed their... read more

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

As the flood waters recede and Houston begins the long, arduous process of recovery, the value of resilience cannot be overlooked.

hurricane harvey repair damage
September 01, 2017

Estimates of what it will cost to address the destruction wreaked by Hurricane Harvey are projected to be somewhere in the range of $160 billion, with work that will be required in Texas accounting for most of that total.

August 28, 2017

As Hurricane Harvey barrels towards the Texas coastline, slating to become the first Category 3 hurricane to hit the country in almost 12 years, residents of the Gulf Coast are bracing for extreme flooding from both rainfall and storm surge. As of 2 p.m. West Coast time, Harvey has sustained... read more

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