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How Do City Size and Wealth Compare to Sustainability Goals?

March 17, 2014 - in Smart Cities

With more than half of the world’s population now living in cities, there is growing interest in better understanding how these geographical social structures work. Consequently, a new science of cities is being fueled by the sudden availability of fascinating…

Delivering Sustainable Transport

January 6, 2014 - in Planning, Transportation

Globally, the transport sector accounts for 23 percent of all CO2 emissions from fossil fuel combustion, and 15 percent of overall greenhouse gas (GHG)…

EPA Releases Greenhouse Gas Emissions Data from Large Facilities

October 23, 2013 - in Analysis, Environment, Projects

Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its third year of greenhouse gas data detailing carbon pollution emissions and trends broken…

City and County Leaders React to Obama Climate Announcement

June 25, 2013 - in Environment, Projects

In advance of President Obama’s historic speech and after reviewing the President's embargoed Climate Action Plan, leading local elected officials are weighing in from the local government perspective: Mayor Kevin Johnson, Sacramento CA First Vice President,…

Obama Readying Limits on Emissions from Existing Power Plants

June 20, 2013 - in Energy

President Barack Obama is preparing regulations limiting carbon-dioxide emissions from existing power plants, senior officials said Wednesday. The move would be the most consequential climate policy step he could take and one sure to provoke legal challenges…

EPA Report Details How Development Can Impact Public Health, Environment

June 17, 2013 - in Analysis, Environment

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today released its most comprehensive review to date on how the built environment – the way we build our cities and towns – directly affects our environment and public health. The report was announced by EPA Acting…

Greener Cities Project Wins NASA Challenge

May 23, 2013 - in Projects, Sensors, Smart Cities

Students at the Software Engineering and Management bachelor program at University of Gothenburg, were appointed winners of NASA's Space Apps Challenge in Gothenburg in April. Their concept of "Greener Cities" will now be judged by an international jury. The…

B.C. Study Uses Remote Sensing to Measure Truck Emissions

April 15, 2013 - in Transportation

An in-depth report commissioned by Metro Vancouver has been conducted to determine how dirty - or not - the province’s truck fleet is. The study was conducted using remote emissions sensing at 26 locations throughout the Lower Fraser Valley over a 55-day…

Four Cities Added to C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group

December 4, 2012 - in Projects

C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) today announced the expansion of membership to include four additional cities from around the world – Oslo, Vancouver, Venice, and Washington, DC – bringing the total number of current C40 members to 63. "Cities…

Cities and Counties Get Guidance on Greenhouse Gas Emissions Measurement

October 7, 2012 - in Projects, Smart Cities

Today the first-ever national standard for how to measure and report the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions associated with communities was released by ICLEI–Local Governments for Sustainability USA (ICLEI USA). The U.S. Community Protocol for Accounting and…