Category: Green Cities

cities and global warming and climate change

Mosques Solar Powered As global oil prices continue to drastically fluctuate up and down over the years, the Kingdom of Jordan has announced that all of their mosques will soon run on solar energy, in an attempt to save money and promote sustainable development. Jordan is a country almost devoid of natural resources – most […]

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Urban Forests Essential A survey of North American cities by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy and the Global Cool Cities Alliance found that confronting the challenges of extreme weather, adapting to a changing climate, and improving the health and resiliency of urban populations are driving cities to develop and implement strategies to reduce excess urban heat. Nearly […]

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cities and global warming and climate change

Political Momentum For Local Change A bipartisan group of mayors from across the U.S. passed a resolution Monday that green lights projects to tackle climate change. The group approved a resolution at the U.S. Conference of Mayors event in Dallas that encourages cities to use nature to “protect freshwater supplies, defend the nation’s coastlines, maintain […]

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Plants Clean Air, Shelter Buildings In a sheltered corner of one of the greatest megacities on Earth, there is a place where lizards careen around tree trunks, butterflies drink nectar from vermillion flowers and hummingbirds whisk the heavy air with their wings. Stand in the botanical gardens of the Bosque de Chapultepec (the Chapultepec forest) and listen […]

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cities and global warming and climate change

Strong Support For Sustainability Projects The City of Johannesburg is proud to announce that today we had a successful auction of the first green bond COJGO1 maturing in 2024. The bond of R1.46 billion is priced at 185 basis points (1.85%) above the R2023 Government Bond, which is very competitive and is a reflection of […]

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cities and global warming and climate change

Sustainable Cities Require Inclusive Planning By Harini Nagendra, Bangalore From my office, on the 9th floor of a tall building in an academic campus in Bangalore, I have a birds-eye view of the city’s peri-urban surroundings. To the west, I can see a 6-lane high-speed highway choked by traffic, full of people commuting from their homes in city […]

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cities and global warming and climate change

Curbing Plastic Pollution San Francisco on Tuesday became the first major city in the U.S. to ban the sale of plastic water bottles on public property, building on a nationwide effort to curb waste from the billion-dollar industry. The nine-months-in-the-making proposal by Board of Supervisors President David Chiu navigated a number of challenging issues, from The […]

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cities and global warming and climate change

Green Giants In India Microsoft India has announced the launch of Microsoft CityNext in the country. CityNext is an initiative to enable city residents and city leaders to use technology to build a foundation for sustainable city growth and prosperity. Microsoft has identified more than 40 solution areas across eight city domains that help address […]

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cities and global warming and climate change

Sustainable Cities More Livable At the close of its second think-tank event called the Networked Society Forum (NEST), Ericsson announced its commitment to promoting industry-wide collaboration to improve city life. The theme of NEST was “Reinventing Urban Life,” and for two days, a range of leaders from government, planning, public opinion, and telecommunication, including Don […]

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cities and global warming and climate change

Sustainability Makes Business Sense In Texas An updated set of standards in Dallas will ensure that city officials aren’t the only ones concerned with green building. This month the city mandated that all residential and commercial projects must meet the minimum requirements of its Green Construction Code or be certifiable by organizations like Leadership in Energy and Environmental […]

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