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Sustainable Cities and Communities Throughout The Americas A Priority

Sustainable Cities North America City mayors, development planners, and civil society representatives met on Monday in Antigua, Guatemala to kick off the 43rd Organization of American States (OAS) General Assembly to discuss challenges linked to rapid urbanization in the Americas … Continue reading

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Sustainable Cities Get Boost From IBM, Citigroup

Banks Back Sustainable Cities Citi has been involved in a project in Brazil that demonstrates how cities can be more sustainable. For three weeks in April, myself and Derek Rego, from transaction banking, worked in Porto Alegre, the capital and … Continue reading

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Sustainable Role Models For Cities and Communities

Green Capitals Of The World 10. Bogotá, Colombia In recent years, Bogotá has drastically improved its reputation, moving from a city plagued with organized crime and poverty to one that is renowned for its green living and sustainability. The capital … Continue reading

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Smart Cities Council Launched to Promote Smart, Sustainable Cities

Sustainable Cities Network Cities around the world are under pressure. Budgets are tight. Growth is necessary. Demands and costs are escalating. Extreme weather is taking its toll. Efficiency and sustainability are priorities, but where should they start to balance the … Continue reading

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National Policy Battles Impact Sustainable Business

Green Investments Blocked By Uncertainty Voluntary corporate sustainability initiatives and environmental policy are essential, but not complete solutions by themselves. We also need laws, oversight and guidelines to set the entire competitive floor at a level that protects the environment and … Continue reading

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Portland Hosts Conference On EcoDistricts and Cities

Sustainable City Network Representatives from eight cities gathered at Portland’s Ecotrust building Tuesday for the start of a workshop designed to train municipal leaders on the art of neighborhood revitalization. The group EcoDistricts, formerly known as the Portland Sustainability Institute, … Continue reading

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10 Things That Make A Green City

Sustainable, Resilient Cities Plentiful Parks: Parks are the “lungs of the city,” architect Frederic Law Olmsted famously said about New York’s Central Park. From the 500-year-old Giardino della Guastalla in Milan to downtown Houston’s new Discovery Green, parks provide both … Continue reading

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Turning Concrete Jungles Into Centers of Sustainability

Sustainable Urbanization Is Wave Of Future–If We Have One The tangled web of international organizations that constitutes global governance has become so remote and ineffective that few count on it to deliver results anymore. Now, after decades of turf wars … Continue reading

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Australia Accepting Applications For Most Sustainable Cities

Deadline Extended For Sustainability Award Participants now have until June 24th to prepare their submissions for the 2013 Keep Australia Beautiful NSW Sustainable Cities Awards Program. To complete an entry and submission, please visit the awards categories page. Penrith City … Continue reading

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Combined Heat and Power Saves Money, Reduces Emissions and Improves Energy Security

Conference Today Event Date: May 22, 2013 Location: Independence Avenue and 1st Street, SE Room 210, Washington, DC This briefing will introduce participants to Combined Heat and power (CHP) technology and present a number of recent case studies in which … Continue reading

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