Posts Tagged: Sustainability

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Passing through Singapore: A Hub for Urbanist

When I moved to Singapore I had heard that it was a hub for many fields, a city where “East meets West” as the saying goes.  Even after hearing this and studying these trends I was still surprised by the

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Passing through Singapore: A Hub for Urbanist

When I moved to Singapore I had heard that it was a hub for many fields, a city where “East meets West” as the saying goes.  Even after hearing this and studying these trends I was still surprised by the

Reimagining the Mother City: ‘Counter Currents’ in Cape Town

Edgar Pieterse, director of the African Center for Cities and editor of Counter Currents presents in this recent volume on Cape Town, South Africa “a radical project of optimism, bringing into collision the work of architects, planners, scholars, poets and

Reimagining the Mother City: ‘Counter Currents’ in Cape Town

Edgar Pieterse, director of the African Center for Cities and editor of Counter Currents presents in this recent volume on Cape Town, South Africa “a radical project of optimism, bringing into collision the work of architects, planners, scholars, poets and

City Beautiful: Bikes Continued

Inspired by Amy’s post, I decided to seek out a project I heard about a while back from various different sources. Bicycle Portraits is an effort to photograph “everyday South Africans and their bicycles.” As someone who has traveled to

City Beautiful: Bikes Continued

Inspired by Amy’s post, I decided to seek out a project I heard about a while back from various different sources. Bicycle Portraits is an effort to photograph “everyday South Africans and their bicycles.” As someone who has traveled to

NYC as World’s Green Capital

A group called Earth Energy Economy LLC or E3 plans to organize “the world’s largest urban cleantech event” in 2014. The event would be focused along the East River in 5 key concentrated activity zones in each borough. The zones

NYC as World’s Green Capital

A group called Earth Energy Economy LLC or E3 plans to organize “the world’s largest urban cleantech event” in 2014. The event would be focused along the East River in 5 key concentrated activity zones in each borough. The zones

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Report: Green > Brown

As the U.S. Congress continues its attempt to slash-and-burn nearly anything environmental, a new report out by the  United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) tells us that – surprise – investments good for people and the environment won’t kill our economy. 

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Report: Green > Brown

As the U.S. Congress continues its attempt to slash-and-burn nearly anything environmental, a new report out by the  United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) tells us that – surprise – investments good for people and the environment won’t kill our economy. 

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Attention urbanites: your carbon footprint just went up a size

TheCityFix reported on a new study today that dissects the relationship between cities and greenhouse gas emissions – and the results are a bit humbling for global city-dwellers. Or at least the more affluent, sprawly ones. Cities and Greenhouse Gas

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Attention urbanites: your carbon footprint just went up a size

TheCityFix reported on a new study today that dissects the relationship between cities and greenhouse gas emissions – and the results are a bit humbling for global city-dwellers. Or at least the more affluent, sprawly ones. Cities and Greenhouse Gas

e2 Feature on Bogotá

PBS hosts a great series about the economics of being environmentally conscious called e2. Their second season focused on design and it is narrated by Brad Pitt. One of the episodes focused on Bogotá as an example of a sustainable city.

e2 Feature on Bogotá

PBS hosts a great series about the economics of being environmentally conscious called e2. Their second season focused on design and it is narrated by Brad Pitt. One of the episodes focused on Bogotá as an example of a sustainable city.