Author: Gary Chandler

Gary Chandler is a sustainability strategist, author and advocate. Follow him on Twitter @Gary_Chandler
cities and global warming and climate change

Sustainability A Priority Qatar unveiled plans to develop sustainable cities at the Middle East Arab Future City Summit, which opened in Doha yesterday. The summit will showcase sustainable technologies for urban development. Rashed Saed Al Naimi, Director, Al Rayyan Municipality inaugurated the event organized under the patronage of Municipality and Urban Planning at St Regis Doha. Features […]

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cities and global warming and climate change

Divine Energy The newspaper Osservatore Romano reported that with the completion of the giant solar panels in the state, “the Vatican has reached a small record in solar energy power production per capita: 200 watts at peak times [… ]per inhabitant, compared to 80 in Germany, the world leader in this field.” As Vatican City […]

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cities and global warming and climate change

The Green Metropolis This book looks at the rise of urban sustainability in America, using specific case studies. Matthew Slavin first defines different aspects of the terms sustainability. He then goes about explaining the rise of sustainability with many examples from cities like Portland, Milwaukee, Phoenix, Washington DC, San Francisco, Honolulu, Philadelphia, and New York […]

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cities and global warming and climate change

Sustainable, Resilient Cities In the international alliance to fight climate change, the United States is considered the sullen loner. But in the seven years since it rejected Kyoto, changes have begun. Not at the federal level, however. It’s the locals who are making it happen. In everything from emissions control to environmental stewardship, cities across […]

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cities and global warming and climate change

Stakeholders Take Climate Action Kenneth Colburn: Many of you in the room know Stephen Heintz, the president of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund [RBF]. You know that he’s tall, handsome and articulate, so you know that I’m not him. I’m Ken Colburn from the Center for Climate Strategies, and I’m pleased to be here in his […]

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cities and global warming and climate change

Africa Urbanizing Faster Than Any Continent If global development priorities are not reassessed to account for massive urban poverty, more than 1.1 billion people projected to join the world’s population between now and 2030 may live in underserviced slums, according to State of the World 2007: Our Urban Future, released today by the Worldwatch Institute. […]

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trees and carbon capture

Trees Help Keep History Alive A unique tree-planting program would like to put a piece of history in your yard. The Famous & Historic Tree Program is an environmental education concept combining contemporary conservation with our nation’s heritage. Young trees that are direct descendants of trees planted by – or associated with – George Washington, […]

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