When Sustainability Is 'Sexier' Than Gender For The Boardroom


Source: Forbes 23 April 2014
When Sustainability Is 'Sexier' Than Gender For The Boardroom

It is taking far too long for the argument that gender diversity is a business issue to capture the imagination of boardrooms...

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...

The advertising industry should be driving the sustainability conversation


Source: The Guardian 23 April 2014
The advertising industry should be driving the sustainability conversation

Spare some sympathy for the poor, beleaguered advertising industry? Thought not. But ad agencies are under pressure, and it's a problem...

Smartphones 'Too Slow' For London Transport


Source: Sky 23 April 2014
Smartphones 'Too Slow' For London Transport

Transport for London (TfL) has modified its reader technology, however pilot programmes have shown the time taken for smartphones to process...

Impax among winners of Queen’s Award for sustainable development


Source: Blue & Green Tomorrow 22 April 2014
Impax among winners of Queen’s Award for sustainable development

More than 160 British businesses have been honoured with a Queen’s Award for Enterprise, with leading sustainable investor Impax one of only 13...

London transport poised for payments by smartphone


Source: Financial Times 22 April 2014
London transport poised for payments by smartphone

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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...

Future Megacities - Transportation Management in Hefei, China


Source: Vimeo 22 April 2014
Future Megacities - Transportation Management in Hefei, China

The project is a research and demonstration project of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research..

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...

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...

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...

BMW increases i3 production 43%, Tesla fans snear


Source: TreeHugger 18 April 2014
BMW increases i3 production 43%, Tesla fans snear

Scrolling through my newsfeed this evening, I came across a wonderfully encouraging headline from Bloomberg: BMW lifts i3 electric car production...

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...

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...

Google buys Titan Aerospace, maker of solar planes that can stay in the sky for years


Source: TreeHugger 17 April 2014
Google buys Titan Aerospace, maker of solar planes that can stay in the sky for years

As Megan recently reported, Titan Aerospace's unmanned solar planes (the word 'drone' is so closely associated with military uses nowadays...

The City Is Dying


Source: Sustainable Cities 17 April 2014
The City Is Dying

Turns out, there is a geography to peak urbanization. First, I must address rural demographic dynamics. On one hand, the big loser...

The intersection of public health and transport in Indian cities


Source: TheCityFix 16 April 2014
The intersection of public health and transport in Indian cities

Typical transport investment and policy proposals in India often consider few factors, some being connectivity with surrounding areas...

A Tesla Model S is driving to all 4 corners of the US — you can follow it!


Source: TreeHugger 16 April 2014
A Tesla Model S is driving to all 4 corners of the US — you can follow it!

A team from Recargo, PlugShare, and Pluginsights is in the middle of an “Epic Electric American Roadtrip.” To be specific, Recargo...

Japan Company To Give Maglev Tech To U.S. For Free


Source: Popular Science 16 April 2014
Japan Company To Give Maglev Tech To U.S. For Free

The Japanese rail operator JR Tokai said it would not charge the US to license its proprietary "maglev" technology, which allows trains to hover...

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