How Often Do Cities Mandate Smart Growth?


Source: Planetizen 22 October 2014
How Often Do Cities Mandate Smart Growth?

I recently coauthored a paper for the Mercatus Institute (a think tank operating out of George Mason University) about the prevalence...

IBM Institute for Business Value: Transportation and economic development


Source: IBM 22 October 2014
IBM Institute for Business Value: Transportation and economic development

High unemployment, languid economic growth and growing urbanization make transport’s role in driving growth more important than ever...

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Intelligent Urban Transportation


Source: IBM 22 October 2014
Intelligent Urban Transportation

As the world becomes increasingly urbanized, cities, and the movement of people and goods within them, are critical to the future of citizens and...

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Indian Business Leaders Slam Government for Bad Guidelines on Smart Cities and Propose a Model for Urban Resilie


Source: Sustainable Cities 22 October 2014
Indian Business Leaders Slam Government for Bad Guidelines on Smart Cities and Propose a Model for Urban Resilie

An Indian business think tank has developed a Smart Cities Maturity Model (SCMM) to establish the metrics to be applied to a Future City...

UK hails best ever quarter for electric car sales as demand revs up


Source: BusinessGreen 21 October 2014
UK hails best ever quarter for electric car sales as demand revs up

UK electric car sales are moving into the fast lane, after almost 5,000 vehicles were accredited under a government grant scheme...

From Artisanal to Integrated: How Data Is Remaking the Efficiency Industry


Source: TheEnergyCollective 21 October 2014
From Artisanal to Integrated: How Data Is Remaking the Efficiency Industry

The past few years have seen an abundance of software innovations designed to enhance the efficiency of the built environment...

Can plug-in EVs enhance grid reliability? EPRI and others are betting on it


Source: Smart Grid News 17 October 2014
Can plug-in EVs enhance grid reliability? EPRI and others are betting on it

As we reported in August, EPRI is collaborating with eight car companies and 15 utilities to create a communications architecture.

How car sharing accelerates sustainability


Source: BusinessGreen 17 October 2014
How car sharing accelerates sustainability

Susan Shaheen, the co-director of the Transportation Sustainability Research Center, focuses on furthering behavioral change.

Zurich's a city for people: "You are invited to the city, but your car is not"


Source: TreeHugger 17 October 2014
Zurich's a city for people: "You are invited to the city, but your car is not"

Zurich, the largest city in Switzerland, is a gem like Amsterdam and Copenhagen, and it should be studied by other cities.

IBM puts Smarter Buildings research into practice


Source: IBM 17 October 2014
IBM puts Smarter Buildings research into practice

Smart is...Optimising energy and water usage and enhancing the working environment for IBM researchers by analysing data from thousands of sensors...

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Why cycling is great for everyone – not just cyclists


Source: The Guardian 16 October 2014
Why cycling is great for everyone – not just cyclists

Mass cycling could save the NHS £17bn in 20 years, cut 500 road deaths a year and reduce smog, says a new study for British Cycling.

Sustainable transport


Source: Vimeo 16 October 2014
Sustainable transport

Transport infrastructure is one of the main contributors to the increase of carbon emissions. But decarbonising the industry is likely to be...

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VERGE SF expo doubles in size, featuring tomorrow’s sustainability technologies


Source: GreenBiz 16 October 2014
VERGE SF expo doubles in size, featuring tomorrow’s sustainability technologies

VERGE SF is the flagship of a global event series, produced by GreenBiz, focussing on how technology accelerates sustainability solutions.

Ten ways to ensure future transport projects are sustainable


Source: The Guardian 15 October 2014
Ten ways to ensure future transport projects are sustainable

What government and the transport sector can do to improve public health and tackle climate change: our expert views.

Italy unveils first national mandate for advanced biofuels


Source: BusinessGreen 15 October 2014
Italy unveils first national mandate for advanced biofuels

Italy is set to become the first country to mandate the use of "advanced biofuels" in cars and trucks, featuring obligations for fuel suppliers.

The UN Plans that EVs Will Make 30% of Individual Journeys by 2030 – But Where Will The Electricity Come From?


Source: Sustainable Cities 14 October 2014
The UN Plans that EVs Will Make 30% of Individual Journeys by 2030 – But Where Will The Electricity Come From?

A new UN initiative has been launched that aims to make electric vehicles make 30% of individual motorised journeys in cities by 2030.

Toyota Sets New EV Record at Nürburgring Track in Germany


Source: Tree Hugger 14 October 2014
Toyota Sets New EV Record at Nürburgring Track in Germany

Toyota Motorsport GmbH’s (TMG), the German division of Toyota's racing division, set a new electric vehicle at the very prestigious...

Multi-Modal Cities Are the New Reality


Source: Sustainable Cities 14 October 2014
Multi-Modal Cities Are the New Reality

CityLab published an article last week concerning the car vs. transit debate in multi-modal cities that caught my attention.

Solar-powered cargo trikes offer clean 'last mile' food transport in Amsterdam


Source: TreeHugger 14 October 2014
Solar-powered cargo trikes offer clean 'last mile' food transport in Amsterdam

Foodlogica is delivering local food products to cafes, restaurants, and catering businesses using solar-powered electric cargo trikes.

Explore The Smarter City


Source: YouTube 13 October 2014
Explore The Smarter City

The time to make our cities smarter is now. But how do you keep traffic flowing? Cure a healthcare system? Protect citizens while protecting their...

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Transport for London to introduce driverless Tube trains from 2020 Read more: http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/tech


Source: Digital Spy 11 October 2014
Transport for London to introduce driverless Tube trains from 2020   Read more: http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/tech

Transport for London has revealed plans to introduce new driverless to the Underground from 2020. Some 250 automatic Tube trains will be added...

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