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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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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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Canadian Environmental Grantmakers Promote Urban Sustainability

Commissioned by the Canadian Environmental Grantmakers’ Network (CEGN), this report outlines some of the key issues related to urban sustainability in Canada, profiles some of the promising approaches, and explores various roles that the philanthropic community could play in moving … Continue reading

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Vancouver Aims To Be Greenest City By 2020

Sustainable Vancouver To become the greenest city in the world, Vancouver’s City staff are working with Council, residents, businesses, other organizations, and all levels of government to implement the Greenest City 2020 Action Plan. The Action Plan is divided into … Continue reading

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Fort Lauderdale To Host Rising Seas Summit For Coastal Cities

The inaugural Rising Seas Summit will bring professionals from national and local government, industry, academic institutions and environmental NGOs together to highlight the interrelationships between sea level rise, climate change and extreme events. Understanding, anticipating, adapting and surviving water-related threats … Continue reading

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China & UK Swap Sustainability Capabilities

Solving the energy and natural resource demands of a growing global population will take international cooperation at the highest levels. China and the United Kingdom are advancing that agenda now. A delegation of 10 UK companies was welcomed this week … Continue reading

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The Earth Hour City Challenge: Cities Leading The Way Towards Sustainable Future

On the eve of Earth Hour, taking place this Saturday 23 March, WWF this week announced the City of Vancouver in Canada as its Global Earth Hour City Challenge Capital 2013 at an award ceremony in Malmö, Sweden. The Earth … Continue reading

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Sustainable Cities Initiative for European Communities

Hopes to guide citizens to do things in a better way that will benefit all of society   THE IRISH PRESIDENCY of the EU have launched the Reference Framework for Sustainable Cities website, which aims to promote and enhance a … Continue reading

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Sustainable Cities International Network

Green Resources For Greener Communities The Sustainable Cities International Network is comprised of 40 cities, towns and metropolitan regions around the globe that share the common goal of moving their communities to more sustainable futures. Founded in 1993, Sustainable Cities … Continue reading

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Global Centre of Competence Planned For London

Think Tank Will Promote, Facilitate Sustainability Siemens AG will bring its global Centre of Competence for cities to London and create a joint ‘think tank’ with the city of London where international, high-tech engineers and London’s city experts will work … Continue reading

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