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As Climate Changes, Urban Planners Help Cities Adapt

August 23, 2012 - in Planning, Smart Cities

A recent survey finds that “79 percent of cities worldwide report that in the past five years they perceived changes in temperature, precipitation, sea level, or natural hazards that they attribute to climate change.” JoAnn Carmin, co-author of the study,…

Grand Rapids (MI) and Beaverton (OR) Win First Place Honors For Local Climate Protection Efforts

June 15, 2012 - in Projects, Smart Cities

Grand Rapids, MI Mayor George K. Heartwell and Beaverton, OR Mayor Denny Doyle have been selected as the nation's top winners in the 2012 Mayors' Climate…

Smart Grid Policy: Could Utilities Face Climate Legislation?

May 24, 2012 - in Energy

Just as utilities are beginning to get a handle on the new EPA rules and the impacts of ultra-cheap natural gas, proposed new legislation could add more…

Europe’s Future Depends on Cities Resilient to Climate Change

May 14, 2012 - in Environment, Projects

Around three quarters of Europeans live in cities. Most of Europe's wealth is generated in cities, and urban areas are particularly at risk due to climate change. Europe should seize the opportunity of improving quality of life while adapting to climate change…

Europe's Future Depends on Cities Resilient to Climate Change

May 14, 2012 - in Environment, Projects

Around three quarters of Europeans live in cities. Most of Europe's wealth is generated in cities, and urban areas are particularly at risk due to climate change. Europe should seize the opportunity of improving quality of life while adapting to climate change…