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Sustainable Cities: 3 Ways Cities Can Contribute to a Renewable Energy Future

Adnan Z. Amin | Posted 10.20.2016 | Green
Adnan Z. Amin

This week, global policy makers gather in Quito for the Habitat III Conference to reinvigorate the global commitment to the sustainable development of cities. Meeting every 20 years, the Habitat Conference will this year focus on setting a new Urban Agenda.

How to Unlock the Trillion Dollar Opportunity?

Niels B. Christiansen | Posted 10.10.2016 | Green
Niels B. Christiansen

Energy efficiency - the trillion dollar opportunity. How can we unlock this potential? How can we accelerate it? Certainly, we have come a long way in...

What will the open data utopia actually look like?

Apolitical | Posted 09.23.2016 | Impact

Revolution - that is the word people in open data use to describe their work's potential. But what would the open data utopia actually look like? One...

Mayors Will Play Their Part in Delivering on the Paris Agreement

Mark Watts | Posted 09.22.2016 | Green
Mark Watts

During Climate Week NYC and the UN General Assembly in New York this week, the international community marks the ratification of the Paris Agreement b...

5 Countries Where You Can Create Tech Companies and Marvel at Art

Milena Milićević | Posted 09.12.2016 | Business
Milena Milićević

How does the idea of being your own boss sound to you? So often we may get tempted to consider only the perks of the entrepreneurial life. Just im...

30 Megacity Mayors Call Upon G20 for a Climate Safe World

Anne Hidalgo | Posted 09.06.2016 | World
Anne Hidalgo

As the G20 Summit meets in Hangzhou this week, we, mayors of the major cities within the G20, call on our national leaders to work with us to build a ...

Cities In The Future Might Track Our Every Movement

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 09.06.2016 | Technology

Many predictions for cities of the future have fallen spectacularly flat ― where are our moving sidewalks and zeppelins? But as technology is rapidl...

The Case For Public Health, In 18 Charts

Sandro Galea | Posted 08.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Sandro Galea

The U.S. has substantially worse health outcomes than all its peer nations. In a list of non-communicable disease mortality in 17 high-resource countr...

Cities vs. Climate Change

Linda P. Fried | Posted 08.24.2016 | Impact
Linda P. Fried

At this, the height of a very warm summer and in the midst of a year that's predicted to become the hottest on record, it's clear that cities are majo...

A Matter of Life and Data

Carter Hewgley | Posted 07.22.2016 | Impact
Carter Hewgley

I don't pretend to speak for the unconscionable number killed at the wrong end of a firearm. From Baton Rouge to Chicago, Dallas, Ferguson, Orlando, S...

We don't necessarily know best: Why cooperation, sharing and co-creating are key to solving climate crisis

Morten Kabell | Posted 07.13.2016 | World
Morten Kabell

Cooperation. Including our citizens. Getting the companies on board. These are all ways that we - that I - have talked about partnerships and cooperat...

City Sustainability Reporting: An Essential Best Practice

Adam Sulkowski | Posted 06.07.2016 | Green
Adam Sulkowski

U.S. and Chinese mayors are discussing climate action this week. There's one best practice in particular that all others depend upon: sustainability r...

Responsive Borough: 10,000 Concerned Brooklynites

Arlene M. Roberts | Posted 05.17.2016 | New York
Arlene M. Roberts

Given the ongoing gentrification of Brooklyn, it comes as no surprise that affordable housing ranks as one of the top three concerns among residents, after education and youth.

The 15 Most Disruptive Technologies of 2025

Brett King | Posted 05.05.2016 | Technology
Brett King

The Internet and smartphone are just the latest in a 250 year long cycle of disruption that has continuously changed the way we live, the way we work and the way we interact. The coming Augmented Age, however, promises a level of disruption, behavioral shifts and changes that are unparalleled.

Do Smart Cities Need To Do a Better PR Job?

Adi Gaskell | Posted 04.29.2016 | Technology
Adi Gaskell

//please note, this is embargoed until May 3rd Smart cities are something I've touched on a bit recently, with an article on INSEAD the latest to hig...

Why I Won't Live In Google/Alphabet's TechUtopia

Seyi Fabode | Posted 04.19.2016 | Technology
Seyi Fabode

The news is that Alphabet/Sidewalk Labs is looking to build a city from the ground up. My first reaction when I heard this was 'Sign me up!' And the...

The Road to the Top: How the City of Jaipur Finished in the Top 3 of the India Smart Cities Challenge

Sanjay Sridhar | Posted 04.08.2016 | Green
Sanjay Sridhar

In June of 2015, India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Smart Cities Challenge, a competition amongst Indian cities designed to accelerate and inspire more sustainable, citizen centric and effective urban development.

Creating a Common Narrative for Financing a Sustainable Urban Future

Mark Watts | Posted 03.23.2016 | Green
Mark Watts

This article was coauthored by Mark Watts, Ani Dasgupta, Global Director of WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities, and Brandee McHale, President of t...

Will It Connect? How The Smart Cities Movement Uses Internet of Things

Beverly Macy | Posted 03.17.2016 | Business
Beverly Macy

Will it connect? That is the key question in the world of IoT. And, yes, just about everything can and (maybe) will connect, eventually. From smart c...

User-centric Smarter Cities

Advertising Week | Posted 03.11.2016 | Business
Advertising Week

By Tom Hostler, Co-Founder, POKE • @hostler We're told the world's population is set to double in the next 30 years, which poses all sorts of prob...

Why Smart Cities, Businesses and Homes Will Transform Your Life

Daniel Burrus | Posted 03.09.2016 | Technology
Daniel Burrus

Our world now moves so fast that we seldom stop to see just how far we have come in just a few years. The latest iPhone 6s, for example, has a dual-co...

From Davos: Unleashing the Power of Nature in Cities

Mark Tercek | Posted 01.24.2016 | Green
Mark Tercek

We need to unleash the power of nature to help make cities more resilient, livable and ultimately flourishing so both nature and people can thrive.

Why We Must Engage Urban Citizens To Lead To A Better And Cleaner World

John D. Judge | Posted 12.09.2015 | Green
John D. Judge

How can we expect the next generation to value and preserve the outdoors if they are completely disconnected from it? It is critical that the outdoors become a part of the urban lexicon, parks and trails as much a part of daily life as streetlights and sidewalks.

Your City Could Be The First To Embrace The Future Of Transportation

The Huffington Post | Alexander Howard | Posted 12.08.2015 | Technology

No one is sure what a "smart city" is, exactly, but a new contest will offer $50 million to the city with the most compelling vision of what this conc...

Chinese Cities Will Not Become Greener Without a Decentralized and Smarter Taxation System

André Corrêa d'Almeida | Posted 11.24.2015 | World
André Corrêa d'Almeida

In a recent visit to Xuzhou city, Jiangsu Province, a third tier Chinese city with nearly 10 million inhabitants and also a resource-exhausted city, we could not help but think what we would do and what we could achieve when facing the city's environmental and economic challenges.