The new Apple headquarters may be suburban office park, but it is the sexiest and greenest one ever built


Source: TreeHugger 23 April 2014
The new Apple headquarters may be suburban office park, but it is the sexiest and greenest one ever built

Apple has released a new video promoting their new headquarters, seen in a glimpse of their environmental efforts for Earth Day. I have complained...

Hitachi to build 'world's fastest' lift in China


Source: BBC 23 April 2014
Hitachi to build 'world's fastest' lift in China

Hitachi has said it will install a lift capable of reaching speeds of 72km/h (45mph) into a skyscraper in Guangzhou, southern China...

Intro2SD: Approaching Sustainability


Source: YouTube 23 April 2014
Intro2SD: Approaching Sustainability

Joshua Foss, founder of Thrive Design Studio and faculty at Minneapolis College of Art and Design, leads a brief lecture on various approaches to...

Smart meter backlash is "mass hysteria." (And it's catching on everywhere.)


Source: SmartGridNews 23 April 2014
Smart meter backlash is "mass hysteria." (And it's catching on everywhere.)

"Is your home's energy meter spying on you?" screams a headline from FoxNews.com. It calls smart meters a "Pandora's box of privacy concerns...

Beyond Borders: Tracing the Impacts of Smarter Public Safety


Source: IBM 23 April 2014
Beyond Borders: Tracing the Impacts of Smarter Public Safety

Public safety is vitally important to people living in cities the world over and is essential to the vibrancy and...

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IBM Smarter Cities Public Safety— Emergency Management


Source: IBM 23 April 2014
IBM Smarter Cities Public Safety— Emergency Management

The first obligation of a city is to protect its citizens and its critical infrastructure. But maintaining public safety involves a number of...

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The New Era in Distributed Generation: Delivering Resources to Every Corner of the World


Source: IBM 22 April 2014
The New Era in Distributed Generation: Delivering Resources to Every Corner of the World

Increasing global energy demands and growing attention to environmental issues require reliable, high-quality power supplies and the use of...

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Will Smog in China Spur Climate Solutions?


Source: The Energy Collective 22 April 2014
Will Smog in China Spur Climate Solutions?

I have read a number of news stories about air pollution in the major Chinese cities recently. A soupy smog of particulates, ozone, sulfur...

Gaming for social good is more than an ethical diversion


Source: The Conversation 22 April 2014
Gaming for social good is more than an ethical diversion

Most of us are only too aware of the seemingly intractable problems we’re facing within healthcare, education, community building, environmental...

Swarms of Sustainable Apps Will Turn Cities into 'Smart Hives'


Source: Sustainable Cities 22 April 2014
Swarms of Sustainable Apps Will Turn Cities into 'Smart Hives'

The amazing growth of sharing apps promises to mark the spring of 2014 as the beginning of a new era demonstrating the power of the swarm...

Smarter Public Safety: Enabling And Enhancing Crime Fighting Capabilities


Source: IBM 22 April 2014
Smarter Public Safety: Enabling And Enhancing Crime Fighting Capabilities

With rising population levels in cities across the globe and shifting demographics, Public Safety agencies are increasingly challenged to...

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Explaining Gentrification


Source: Sustainable Cities 22 April 2014
Explaining Gentrification

Like the term “brain drain,” the definition of “gentrification” depends on whom you ask. When I discuss gentrification, I’m thinking about...

Britain's Main Nuclear Waste Site Almost Certain To Leak In Near Future, Agency Says


Source: Popular Science 22 April 2014
Britain's Main Nuclear Waste Site Almost Certain To Leak In Near Future, Agency Says

For the last 55 years, most of Britain's low-level nuclear waste--the kind of material used in nuclear power stations and the like--has ended up at...

New York City Shifts Away from the Car


Source: Sustainable Cities 22 April 2014
New York City Shifts Away from the Car

Design responses to New York City’s tangled infrastructure, both instant and painstaking, were the subject of a conversation between...

Cycling Key to Paris Declaration: ‘City in Motion: People First!’


Source: Environment News Service 18 April 2014
Cycling Key to Paris Declaration: ‘City in Motion: People First!’

PARIS, France, April 16, 2014 (ENS) – Every year more than 76,600 people would be employed in green and healthy transport and 10,000 lives would be...

Every Street Can't Be Everything to Everyone


Source: Sustainable Cities 17 April 2014
Every Street Can't Be Everything to Everyone

Recently I spoke about why Toronto shouldn’t be so quick to dismiss streetcars and light rail. Today, I’d like to talk about...

Sustainability reaching its limit in top Chinese cities


Source: South China Morning Post 17 April 2014
Sustainability reaching its limit in top Chinese cities

The richest cities in China, such as Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen, have reached a turning point at which improvement...

How text messages can eradicate waiting times


Source: The Guardian 17 April 2014
How text messages can eradicate waiting times

Has there ever been a more explosive issue in the NHS than waiting times? Progress has been made in more recent times, but figures published...

IBM Smarter Cities Public Safety—Law Enforcement


Source: IBM 17 April 2014
IBM Smarter Cities Public Safety—Law Enforcement

Dedicated to protecting citizens and property, many law enforcement agencies are finding it more and more difficult to...

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Smart building projects to boom in 2018


Source: Silicon Angle 17 April 2014
Smart building projects to boom in 2018

In a recent report by the IDC Energy Insights, titled the Global Smart Buildings Forecast, researchers set out to determine the business value...

Urban Density and Sustainability


Source: Sustainable Cities 17 April 2014
Urban Density and Sustainability

Urban density is the number of people living in a particular urban area and is an important aspect of how cities function. Many modern urban...

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