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Building Resilient Cities Key to Tackling Effects of Climate Change

July 5, 2016 - in Analysis, Corporate, Planning

The EEA report ‘Urban adaptation to climate change in Europe 2016 – transforming cities in a changing climate’ provides an in-depth overview of actions that urban planners and policymakers can take to help lessen the impact of climate change. The report…

Intelligent Solutions to Meet Growing Mobility Requirements

By the year 2050, an estimated 70 percent of the world’s population will be living in cities. As a result, there will be an increasingly urgent need…

Study Could Help Cities Improve Tree Planting

May 27, 2016 - in Corporate, Maintenance

GAINESVILLE, Fla.—Heat from city sidewalks, streets, and parking lots, along with insect pests, can damage trees planted in urban landscapes. Thus,…

Coalition for Urban Transitions Launched to Make the Economic Case for Better Urban Development

May 5, 2016 - in Planning

Washington, DC -  On Thursday, the New Climate Economy, along with C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) and the WRI Ross Centre for Sustainable Cities,launched the Coalition for Urban Transitions, the first major international initiative to make…

Economic Concerns Drive Sustainability in American Cities and Towns

April 26, 2016 - in Corporate, Planning, Smart Cities

BINGHAMTON, NY – While environmental issues are often cited as a major factor in cities and towns in pursuing sustainability, a new study shows that economic concerns can be just as important to local governments in adopting concrete sustainability plans.…

The Size of City Parks Can Predict Residents’ Well-Being

April 19, 2016 - in Corporate, Design/Engineering

CLEMSON — Rapid expansion of cities around the world has raised concerns about deteriorating quality of life in urban areas. Lincoln Larson, assistant professor in the Clemson University parks, recreation and tourism management department, said people often…

A Vision for Transit-Friendly Streets: Cities Unveil the Transit Street Design Guide

April 15, 2016 - in Corporate, Transportation

Transportation directors from North America’s largest cities have announced the release of a new design guide for building world-class transit streets—providing a framework for cities to grow without slowing down, while making city streets great places…

AirVisual Launches Free Air Pollution Forecasts for More than 5,000 Cities Worldwide

January 6, 2016 - in Corporate, Environment, Maintenance, Sensors

BEIJING, Jan. 6, 2016—AirVisual, a social enterprise providing air quality tools and information, now offers free air pollution forecasts for more than 5,000 cities worldwide. The forecasts are available on both a web and mobile platform to empower residents…

Urban Trees Provide Pollution Solution

December 7, 2015 - in Analysis, Corporate, Maintenance, Water

Urban environments Down Under aren’t all that different than those in the United States. They also struggle with contaminated water running off and causing pollution. In response, cities often use natural landscapes of soil, grasses, and trees. These biofiltration…

Arup and Argos Analytics Project Future Weather Conditions for 255 Global Cities

November 24, 2015 - in Analysis, Corporate, Planning, Smart Cities

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 23, 2015—Arup, a multidisciplinary engineering and consulting firm with a reputation for delivering innovative and sustainable designs, and Argos Analytics, LLC, a provider of cost effective climate data services, today released an enhanced…