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Growing City Populations Face Unique Challenges

Growing City Populations Face Unique Challenges

The world’s urban population is expected to grow to 6.3 billion by 2050, putting even more pressure on developing country cities.

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Living Enterprise as the Foundation of a Generative Economy

Living Enterprise as the Foundation of a Generative Economy

“What kind of economy is consistent with living inside a living Earth?”

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Soaring Auto Production Poses Challenges to Sustainability in Transportation

Soaring Auto Production Poses Challenges to Sustainability in Transportation

Investments in automobile infrastructure outpaces spending for alternative transit and car production increases

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Electric Vehicles: Transitioning to a Sustainable Future

Electric Vehicles: Transitioning to a Sustainable Future

As national governments shift to green transit technologies, what role will electric vehicles play?

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Using Information and Communications Technology to Create Cohesive, Sustainable Cities

Using Information and Communications Technology to Create Cohesive, Sustainable Cities

The use of technology in city planning will increase access to information, create cohesive cities and embolden inclusivity

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Sustainable Transportation gains momentum at Rio+20

Sustainable Transportation gains momentum at Rio+20

As city populations grow and the streets become more congested, a paradigm shift to sustainable transportation couldn’t be timelier

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Rio+20: A move towards more sustainable transportation

Rio+20: A move towards more sustainable transportation

Transportation emits ~80% of the harmful air pollutants; we must decrease emissions to improve health & sustainability

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Copenhagen Aspires to be the First Carbon Neutral Capital in the World

Copenhagen Aspires to be the First Carbon Neutral Capital in the World

The City Council of Copenhagen is aiming to make the capital carbon neutral by 2025 – the first capital city in the world to do so. CO2 emissions have already been reduced by 21 % since 2005.

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Every Building Should Be Sustainable, Not Just Green

Every Building Should Be Sustainable, Not Just Green

State of the World author, Kaarin Taipale, discusses innovative ways to make construction more sustainable

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Mobile technology's role in a sustainable future

Mobile technology’s role in a sustainable future

What will mobile technology’s role be in achieving a sustainable future?

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Lessons from the Slums: Finding Solutions That Work

Lessons from the Slums: Finding Solutions That Work

To incorporate the more than 800 million people that live in slums worldwide, strong and innovative political leaders need to act

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What Does a One-planet City Look Like?

What Does a One-planet City Look Like?

Vancouver is trying to be the world’s Greenest City, but that is far from a truly sustainable city. What changes are really needed?

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Rail Series: Spain’s Audacious Rail Investment Strategy

Rail Series: Spain’s Audacious Rail Investment Strategy

Spain has committed to building an ambitious high-speed rail network — part of an overall decision to prioritize public transportation investments over highway spending. The country’s crisis will severely test its ability to achieve its ambitions, but it is providing leadership that the United States–confronted with crumbling infrastructure and over-reliance on automobiles–could learn from.

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Rail Series: Spain and France Compete for Europe’s High-Speed Rail Leadership

Rail Series: Spain and France Compete for Europe’s High-Speed Rail Leadership

Spain now has the longest high-speed rail network in Europe, surpassing France. Yet France still has a huge lead in terms of passenger travel. European countries remain among the world’s passenger rail leaders. But relative to population, Japan is the overall champion.

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São Paulo: Ready to Lead into a Greener Future?

São Paulo: Ready to Lead into a Greener Future?

As climate negotiations were getting under way last week in Cancún, Mexico, I found myself some 6,600 kilometers to the south, in São Paulo, Brazil. [Read More...]

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