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Oakland towards Circular Metabolism and Zero Waste

Oakland towards Circular Metabolism and Zero Waste

Like an economy, a city is more or less a human body: it has inputs, outputs, and a central, circular flow. Its metabolism is measured by whether it processes its resources in a linear or circular...

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Convincing the Rest of Portland to Buy a Bike

Convincing the Rest of Portland to Buy a Bike

Portland is well-known for being a progressive, green city, as seen in shows such as Portlandia. It boasts several parks, responsible businesses and an excellent public transportation system. The...

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Inner-city brownfield sites use solar energy to finance their cleanup

Inner-city brownfield sites use solar energy to finance their cleanup

At the National Brownfields Conference – an event that focuses on solutions for environmental revitalization and economic redevelopment of urban wastelands – Chicago, Philadelphia and New York...

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Can The Construction Industry Be Carbon Neutral By 2030?

Can The Construction Industry Be Carbon Neutral By 2030?

This question was asked by the U.S.-based Architecture 2030 firm when it realized the construction industry had the tools, talent pool and technology to achieve this. Its founder, Edward Mazria,...

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South Korea’s Fight: Five Years of Green Development

In August 2008, South Korean president Lee Myung-Bak declared green growth to be the base for all future domestic development. His ambitious 60-year plan of carbon emission reduction was met with...

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The International Green Construction Code Brings Sustainable Construction up to Standard

The <em>International Green Construction Code</em> Brings Sustainable Construction up to Standard

The International Code Council (ICC) has released the 3rd version of the International Green Construction Code (IgCC). The document provides a framework for states and bodies of government who...

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One Year Later: Japan’s Energy Overhaul

In a response to concerns over the safety of nuclear energy, Japan is heavily investing in safe, renewable energy. The official subsidy program begins in July 2012 but several programs are already...

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India feels pressure of urbanization and energy demand

India feels pressure of urbanization and energy demand

India’s energy consumption is the fourth largest worldwide after Russia. Unlike Russia, India is also facing an accelerated urban transition. Today, 30% of the population lives in an urban...

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Amsterdam promotes the Smart Work Centers concept to reduce its carbon footprint

Amsterdam promotes the Smart Work Centers concept to reduce its carbon footprint

Following the implementation of its "Amsterdam Smart City" long-term strategy, which aims at reducing the city's carbon footprint, Amsterdam has talked its council workers into going to Smart Work...

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Is Montréal a ‘Green City’?

Is Montréal a ‘Green City’?

Even if Montréal has not been famous for its strategy towards sustainability so far (according to the study 'US and Canada Green City Index' 1), the city obviously takes advantage of the...

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