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Lead in Water Action Kits Now Available to Detect and Reduce Exposure

February 17, 2016 - in Corporate, Maintenance, Water

NEW YORK, Feb. 17, 2016—Healthy Babies Bright Futures (HBBF) is making Lead in Water Action Kits available to families across America so they can test their tap water for the presence of lead and take actions to reduce exposure. HBBF has partnered with…

UN Secretary-General Urges Transport Ministers to Act on Climate Change

May 27, 2015 - in Corporate, Transportation

May 27, 2015—UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged the world’s transport ministers to accelerate efforts to combat climate change and “find…

Cities at the Forefront of Action on Climate Change

September 23, 2014 - in Modeling, Projects

NEW YORK, NY, Sept. 23, 2014—The number of cities committing to fight climate change is rising, and so does the level of their climate ambition. Many…

Addressing Infrastructure Deficiencies by Making a Plan

June 27, 2014 - in Interview, Maintenance, Modeling

There is ongoing concern about the status of America’s aging infrastructure, and the impacts that this has on human health and economic prosperity. A new report was released today that outlines innovative new ways that the federal government, industry and…

New Energy Efficiency Standardization Roadmap Details 125 Recommendations to Advance Energy Efficiency

June 24, 2014 - in Energy, Roads, Transit

With the release today of the Standardization Roadmap: Energy Efficiency in the Built Environment, U.S. industry, government, standards developing organizations (SDOs) and other energy efficiency stakeholders now have a national framework for action and coordination…

America’s PrepareAthon!, A National Day of Action Today

April 30, 2014 - in Emergency, Projects

Today marks the first National Day of Action as part of America’s PrepareAthon!, a community-based campaign to build a more secure and resilient nation by getting people to think about the disasters that could happen in their communities and to take action…

U.S. Mayors Curbing Greenhouse Gases and Adapting Cities to Climatic Events, According to 282-city Survey to be Released Earth Day

April 22, 2014 - in Environment, Projects

The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) will release a mayoral survey of actions taken by cities throughout the U.S. to reduce greenhouse gases and adapt city infrastructure and systems to climatic events.  The report findings, based on information provided…

More Patience, Less Protest: The New Politics of the Urban Poor

August 19, 2013 - in Corporate, Planning

A new book published shows how poor urban communities across Africa and Asia have developed powerful new approaches that have enabled millions of people to get better housing and services, and —beyond this — social justice and inclusion in political processes.…

Empowering Cities with Data

December 9, 2012 - in Smart Cities

Like a machine, our cities are made up of a variety of moving parts—needing maintenance and upkeep to run properly. Our cars have convenient dashboards that alert us when the oil is running low or our engines are malfunctioning. Wouldn’t it be great if…

The Field of Urbaneering

September 5, 2012 - in Corporate, Smart Cities

The intention of ONE Lab is to jumpstart a new profession that can re-invent and negotiate the complex mix that encompasses a city. A radical new occupation to regenerate, pioneer, and sustain the future urban realm. The new multi-disciplinarian advocates…