Chicago Hosting Conference For Greener Airports

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Sustainability Initiatives Transforming Air Transportation The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA), in partnership with the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE), is pleased to announce its 8th Annual Airports Going Green Conference to be held October 26-28, 2015 at the Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza River North in downtown Chicago. The Airports Going Green Conference is

South Korea Will Host World EcoMobility Festival

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Located 30km from South Korea’s capital of Seoul, Suwon is one of the fast-growing Asian cities battling with mounting urban challenges associated with climate change, including road nightmares. But the city is determined to bid farewell to bottle-neck traffics and congestion, as well as the energy and pollution problems associated with urban transportation. This September,

Korea A Leader In Sustainability

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Korea was among the first countries to support green growth as a national development strategy, and it is spreading its green philosophy and knowledge. Few countries are as committed to growing in an environmentally sustainable manner as Korea. When President Lee Myung-bak was inaugurated in 2008, he hailed “low carbon, green growth” as the nation’s

Largest Real Estate Company Attracts Tenants With Sustainability Systems

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As e-commerce siphons an ever-larger portion of retail sales, what keeps businesses and consumers congregating at shopping malls? For Simon Property Group, the largest real estate company in the world with approximately 326 retail properties in North America and Asia, at least part of the answer is tied its innovative sustainability agenda. By testing groundbreaking

Innovative Urban Planning in Singapore

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As competition for resources increases and urban populations expand, Singapore embraces sustainable development. Singapore has been a model for urban efficiency for years. Cities around the world can learn a great deal from this city state. Cities cover just 2 percent of the Earth’s surface, yet consume about 75 percent of the world’s resources, and

Cities Must Drive Sustainable Transportion

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City leaders under pressure to deliver sustainable transportation Cities account for more than half of the world’s population—by 2050, they will hold 75 percent of us. These people–increasingly from the middle class–will need ways to commute to work, travel, and carry out their livelihoods. At the same time, 1.27 million people die from traffic accidents

Sustainable Transport Award Honors Mexico City

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Sustainability Lessons From Mexico City The Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP) announced C40 city Mexico City as the winner of the 2013 Sustainable Transport Award. Together with a committee of international transportation and development experts, the Institute recognized the city’s achievements in its Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system, parking program, cycling and walking

Oakland’s Zero Emission Bus

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Transportation Part Of Sustainable Infrastructure The buses are 40-foot-long behemoths, but they glide along downtown streets as silently as sleds coasting over snow; passersby barely turn their heads. The local AC Transit agency, which serves Oakland, Berkeley and other East Bay cities, hopes its fleet of three hydrogen-powered buses—the largest in the nation—will help to

In Many Cities, It’s Not Easy Being Green

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(This article is from the New York Times in 2008. How far have we come since then?) February 7, 2008 By FELICITY BARRINGER ARLINGTON, Va. — This urban suburb of Washington seems well-prepared for a leading role in the green revolution embraced by hundreds of the nation’s cities, counties and towns. For decades, Arlington County’s