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APWA Sustainability in Public Works Conference Features ICLEI USA President

June 19, 2012 - in Smart Cities

Sustainability has become an important strategic imperative helping communities meet the 21st Century demands for economic, social and environmental responsibilities. At this year’s American Public Works Association (APWA) Fourth Annual Sustainability in…

Korean City of Suwon Offers Preview of Sustainable Urban Future

June 14, 2012 - in Projects, Smart Cities

Suwon City in South Korea will not wait until global leaders agree on plans for a sustainable future. Its citizens will demonstrate a sustainable urban…

Has South America’s Most Sustainable City Lost Its Edge?

June 7, 2012 - in Smart Cities, Transportation

The southern Brazil metropolis of Curitiba built its reputation as an urban planning model thanks, in large part, to its innovative transportation system.…

Has South America's Most Sustainable City Lost Its Edge?

June 7, 2012 - in Smart Cities, Transportation

The southern Brazil metropolis of Curitiba built its reputation as an urban planning model thanks, in large part, to its innovative transportation system. But in recent years, the system has become overcrowded and expensive, pushing people into their cars.…

Facility Managers: The New Sustainability Champions

May 30, 2012 - in Facility Management

Sustainability professionals are thrilled with the growth of C-suite executive and investor attention — but what about engineering, facilities and operations departments? For many in these fields, a focus on operational efficiency is simply standard practice.…

SAP’s ‘Urban Matters’ Initiative Aimed at Smarter Cities

May 30, 2012 - in Corporate, Maintenance, Smart Cities

The recently launched the SAP Urban Matters program is an initiative with the goal of helping cities and urban settlements improve the lives of people and deliver better, more effective government. The initiative focuses on helping customers and partners address…

SAP's 'Urban Matters' Initiative Aimed at Smarter Cities

May 30, 2012 - in Corporate, Maintenance, Smart Cities

The recently launched the SAP Urban Matters program is an initiative with the goal of helping cities and urban settlements improve the lives of people and deliver better, more effective government. The initiative focuses on helping customers and partners address…

Six Firms Competing to Design Sustainable Bandar Malaysia

May 18, 2012 - in Renewal/Retrofit, Smart Cities

Bandar Malaysia is set to have the most innovative urban solutions for livability in a new ecosystem of harmony between people, buildings, traffic and nature. The 196-hectare Bandar Malaysia project will see the rejuvenation and regeneration of the old Sungai…

Centre for Liveable Cities Singapore Focuses on Government First

May 10, 2012 - in Smart Cities

Sustainability, says Cheng Hsing Yao of Singapore's Centre for Liveable Cities, is like an iceberg. Underneath the hard exterior of a city's infrastructure, such as green buildings or energy-efficient power grids, a whole host of factors from extensive master…