Green Growth for the Commonwealth: Ready for Phase Three
Green Growth for the Commonwealth: Ready for Phase Three
This post was originally published in The Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting 2018 Report. A few short years ago, the idea of sustainability drew praise as something that ought to be encouraged for its environmental benefits, despite what was then seen ...
This One Chart Shows the Radical Changes Needed to Achieve Sustainable Cities
This One Chart Shows the Radical Changes Needed to Achieve Sustainable Cities
Rose Molokoane picked up the microphone at the World Urban Forum in Kuala Lumpur in February, and challenged the room full of policymakers, practitioners and researchers. “I’ve been a part of every World Urban Forum, and government is always talking about needing ...
The View from the Bus: Better Transportation Means Better Lives
The View from the Bus: Better Transportation Means Better Lives
It’s easy to get overwhelmed by the big picture when it comes to cities. They’re home to more than half the global population, produce three quarters of GDP and greenhouse gas emissions, and are still growing in nearly every respect. ...
How Did Shenzhen Build the World’s Largest Electric Bus Fleet?
How Did Shenzhen Build the World’s Largest Electric Bus Fleet?
Diesel buses – and the choking smog they spew – are a common sight in most cities. But not in Shenzhen, China. The southeastern city, which connects Hong Kong to mainland China, announced at the end of last year that ...
Helping Cities Make Better Decisions: Introducing TheCityFix Learn
Helping Cities Make Better Decisions: Introducing TheCityFix Learn
Cities around the world face a crush of converging pressures. They are being asked to improve mobility, affordable housing, equity, and access to opportunity – all while accommodating more residents, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and making their streets safer and ...
Not Just Car Makers, Utilities Are Banking on Shared Electric Vehicles Too. Here’s How Batman and Robin Are Redesigning the Batmobile.
Not Just Car Makers, Utilities Are Banking on Shared Electric Vehicles Too. Here’s How Batman and Robin Are Redesigning the Batmobile.
With CEO Mary Barra at the wheel, GM has matured their climate strategy from simply greening operations to product strategy to shared electric mobility solutions. A few years ago, GM’s energy demands came from building cars. Now they come from ...
A Data Drought Hampers Cities from Acting on Climate Change
A Data Drought Hampers Cities from Acting on Climate Change
Imagine you’re a local sustainability officer developing an initiative to reduce emissions. But you don’t know how many emissions the city produces, or where they’re coming from. You don’t know who the city’s biggest energy users are, how many cars ...
From Planning to Partnerships: What’s Driving Smart City Initiatives Around the World
From Planning to Partnerships: What's Driving Smart City Initiatives Around the World
While there is growing global interest in smart city applications, there are also significant challenges in scaling implementation and impact. Building on the success of its annual Energy Efficiency Indicator study, Johnson Controls recently conducted its first Smart City Indicator ...
“Life Is Sacred”: The Surprising Link Between Reducing Homicide and Traffic Fatalities in Bogotá
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In just 10 years, from 1996 to 2006, Bogotá’s traffic fatalities dropped by half. Despite facing challenges common to many cities – inadequate infrastructure, congestion, pollution, inequality and crime – the Colombian city has become a powerful example of urban ...
True Affordability: Critiquing the International Housing Affordability Survey
True Affordability: Critiquing the International Housing Affordability Survey
Unaffordability is a major problem in cities of all kinds. Many households spend far more on housing and transportation than is considered affordable, and many people who would like to live in magnet cities cannot due to these costs. Cities ...