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China Hosts the Sustainable Cities Forum

June 27, 2012 - in Projects, Smart Cities

Mayors and senior officials from 25 cities around the world gathered in Beijing this week for the 2012 Beijing Forum on Sustainable Development of Cities. The forum, held under the theme "Culture: the driving power of a city's sustainable development", will…

Mapping the Special Districts in Nassau County

June 27, 2012 - in Analysis, Projects

The Long Island Index, in collaboration with the Center for Urban Research at the CUNY Graduate Center, launched a new tool on its website (www.longislandindexmaps.org)…

New York State Provides Grants for Regional Sustainable Plans

June 27, 2012 - in Energy, Planning, Projects

New York has provided communities with $10 million in funds statewide to pay for the creation of regional plans to promote sustainable development. The…

Rio+20 Outcomes: How do these affect cities?

June 26, 2012 - in Projects, Smart Cities

Human civilization on earth is under threat. The global trend of climate change and related trends of increased frequency and severity of extreme weather events, sea-level rise etc. as well as the trends of natural resource decline and biodiversity loss are…

Ford Research Selects Nokia Location Platform for Innovation Project

June 26, 2012 - in Projects, Transportation

Nokia today announced that Ford's research organization will use the Nokia Location Platform to advance innovation for smart and connected vehicles, as demonstrated by the Ford EVOS concept car. Ford selected the Nokia Location Platform to leverage Nokia's…

Routing and Scheduling Key to Cutting Vehicle Carbon from Supply Chain

June 26, 2012 - in Analysis, Projects, Transportation

Routing and scheduling software from Paragon Software Systems is being used in important research into reducing the carbon footprint of the UK Quick Service Restaurant (QSR) supply chain. Paragon customer Keystone Distribution UK, is sponsoring the project…

Virtual 3D City Maps Assist Urban Planning

June 22, 2012 - in Modeling, Planning, Projects

An innovative new synthesis of mapping technology and video game engineering is arming urban planners with “god-like” tools to create the cities of the future, according to Esri Australia’s 3D geospatial specialist Leonard Olyott. Speaking at this week’s…

New Global Initiative on Urban Resilience Announced at Rio+20

June 22, 2012 - in Emergency, Projects

ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability and partners unveiled a new initiative that will catalyze urban resilience action worldwide at the Rio+20 Global Town Hall today. The Global Initiative on Urban Resilience (GIUR) bolsters disaster resilience - one…

Buenos Aires Commits to Become the First FSC City

June 21, 2012 - in Projects

The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is pleased to celebrate the launch of the FSC City Initiative and announce that Buenos Aires intends to become the first FSC City. The FSC City Initiative was officially launched by Andre de Freitas, FSC Director General,…

New Initiative for Resource-Efficient Cities Launched at Rio+20

June 19, 2012 - in Projects, Smart Cities

The United Nations and its partners today unveiled a new initiative to achieve sustainable urban development by promoting the efficient use of energy, water and other resources, lowering pollution levels and reducing infrastructure costs in cities. The Global…