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New York City Earns Most Sustainable U.S. City

September 12, 2016 - in Awards, Events

Highlands Ranch, Colo. – Sept. 12, 2016 – New York City leads the United States for sustainability, according to the Sustainable Cities Index from Arcadis, the leading global design and consultancy for natural and built assets. From the 22 North American…

University of Minnesota Researcher to Lead a $12M Research Network to Build Sustainable, Healthy, and Livable Cities

August 11, 2015 - in Corporate, Planning

MINNEAPOLIS/SAINT PAUL Aug. 11, 2015—The University of Minnesota has received a $12 million dollar award from the National Science Foundation (NSF)…

Stephen Ross Makes Over $30 Million Gift to Advance Sustainable Cities

May 23, 2014 - in Corporate, Planning

Stephen M. Ross, a world-recognized business leader, real-estate developer, and philanthropist announced today a $30.5 million contribution to the World…

Three State Capitals to Receive Green Design Assistance from EPA

January 9, 2014 - in Corporate, Design/Engineering

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced design assistance to help the capital cities of Michigan, Wisconsin and Washington develop designs for greener, healthier, more vibrant neighborhoods. The designs will provide models for the growing…

Teaching Urban Development in the Urban South

August 14, 2013 - in Planning, Projects

SA+P has recently signed an agreement with Malaysia's leading engineering and science school – the Universiti of Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) – to develop new materials to strengthen the teaching of sustainable city development in the global South and around…

Hey Cities, Slow Down

February 8, 2013 - in Smart Cities

Complex problems require patience. They demand running starts, collaboration, learning from mistakes, and humility. Complex, or ‘wicked’ problems, like we now face as we try to house, feed and provide energy to an additional 3 billion increasingly affluent…

Sustainable Cities Conference to Help Advance a Sustainable Urban Future

October 9, 2012 - in Announcement

The Sustainable Cities Conference, including a Land Lab Competition aimed at catalyzing innovative ideas for sustainability projects on St. Louis’ vacant lots, will be held Nov. 1-3. Sponsored by the WUSTL Office of Sustainability, in partnership with many…

Siemens Sustainable Cities Lab Opens in London

September 21, 2012 - in Corporate, Featured, Modeling, Planning

Siemens has completed construction of an interactive showcase for sustainable cities in London, with the official opening this weekend. The Crystal is a landmark building located in the Royal Victoria Docks, the centre of London's new Green Enterprise District,…

China Hosts the Sustainable Cities Forum

June 27, 2012 - in Projects, Smart Cities

Mayors and senior officials from 25 cities around the world gathered in Beijing this week for the 2012 Beijing Forum on Sustainable Development of Cities. The forum, held under the theme "Culture: the driving power of a city's sustainable development", will…