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Friday Fun: Eating Like a Local Made Easy With Three Street Food Apps
Friday Fun: Eating Like a Local Made Easy With Three Street Food Apps
When venturing to foreign cities, generations of adventurous travelers have always been seeking out new ways to find authentic, local cuisine. Street food, ready-to-eat foods and beverages prepared and sold by vendors, are found in cities large and small across ...
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Sustainability in Westeros: King’s Landing’s Quest to Become a Green City
Sustainability in Westeros: King’s Landing’s Quest to Become a Green City
This post includes spoilers from season 4 of Game of Thrones. KING’S LANDING, West. – King Tommen of House Baratheon has signed a decree that will work to make King’s Landing the most sustainable city in the Seven Kingdoms. The ...
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The Women Who Are Changing Mexico’s Cities
The Women Who Are Changing Mexico’s Cities
In Mexico, the issue of gender often goes unrecognized. A popular blog documents the all-too-common “all male panels” or public events where all the speakers or participants are men, or where women only occupy placeholder positions, like hostesses. Even in ...
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Friday Fun: How Innovators Are Using Mobile Apps for Informal Bike Share and Repair
Friday Fun: How Innovators Are Using Mobile Apps for Informal Bike Share and Repair
Cities can do a lot to promote cycling, but the private sector and civil society can play a significant role in helping build a safe and convenient cycling culture. For example, innovative startups in Singapore and Copenhagen are developing mobile ...
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Creating a Common Narrative for Financing a Sustainable Urban Future
Creating a Common Narrative for Financing a Sustainable Urban Future
Good ideas that get cities results are worth replicating. Sounds simple enough. But when it comes to scaling up and investing in sustainable urban solutions, it’s complicated. With more than 400 cities making commitments to climate action through the Compact ...
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Why Reducing Speeds Is Key to Improving Traffic Safety
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At a training session at the World Bank in Washington, DC two years ago, Dr. Kavi Bhalla  from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health asked attendees to look down at the palms of their hands. The meeting included ...
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Unlock Bangalore: Making the Right Decisions for Sustainable Growth
Unlock Bangalore: Making the Right Decisions for Sustainable Growth
Bangalore is India’s third most populous city and is among the top 100 cities that contribute to the global economy. 75 percent of Bengaluru’s income is from the service sector, with over ₹ 500 billion (approximately US $7.6 billion) from ...
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What Has EMBARQ Co-Founder Lee Schipper to Do With a Book About Inspiring Successful Workshops?
What Has EMBARQ Co-Founder Lee Schipper to Do With a Book About Inspiring Successful Workshops?
Although Lee Schipper is not with us any more, for me his spirit is still there. Many years ago, I met him at a meeting of the International Energy Agency in Paris and was fascinated by his inspiring talk. As ...
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Three Paths, Three Continents: How Shenzhen, Buenos Aires and Kiev Are Lowering Energy Consumption in Their Buildings
Three Paths, Three Continents: How Shenzhen, Buenos Aires and Kiev Are Lowering Energy Consumption in Their Buildings
Shenzhen, Buenos Aires and Kiev’s experiences pursuing energy efficiency demonstrate that there is no one-size-fits-all solution to achieving better buildings. Each found a unique path to improve energy efficiency for a more sustainable and prosperous city. Shenzhen Goes Above and ...
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World Water Day: How “Sludge” Can Power China’s Cities While Cutting Emissions
World Water Day: How “Sludge” Can Power China’s Cities While Cutting Emissions
Last December, Beijing’s city government issued a “red alert” for smog levels—the highest possible designation. Schools and construction sites closed, traffic was restricted, and air pollution reached 10 times the World Health Organization’s recommended limit. Meanwhile, residents in neighboring cities ...