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Artists, architects, planners, designers and ecologists gathered last month to discuss ecological urban design.
Gregory Scruggs May 4, 2017
Observatory will seek to recalibrate balance between climate activism and public health.
Gregory Scruggs April 20, 2017
September 1, 2016
A deep focus on social equity, civic participation and green spaces has made Austria's capital one of the world's best places to live.
Saransh Sehgal August 18, 2016

Canada boasts 115 of the cities with the cleanest air on the planet, according to the World Economic Forum. 

October 1, 2015

The city’s 180 e-waste bins are credited with keeping 23 tons of electronics out of landfills since last year, Eco-Business.com reports. 

September 24, 2015

There would be more alarming headlines about dangerous smog in Africa’s megacities if pollutants were measured, The Conversation reports. 

September 9, 2015

IBM researchers are designing software that can project how bad the city’s air pollution might be and recommend steps to alleviate it, the MIT Technology Review reports.

September 4, 2015

When mayors were summoned to Beijing for meetings on air pollution, fast and dramatic improvements in air quality followed, Chinadialogue reports. 

August 27, 2015

The Indian government has developed master plans for increasing reliance on solar energy in 46 cities, including Delhi, Agra and Jaipur, the Economic Times reports.

 

August 26, 2015

The inferno that destroyed part of a major Chinese city released dangerous toxins into the air and contaminated water, Chinadialogue reports. 

August 24, 2015

The new environmentally conscious Chinese cities “are just too small, too remote, too class-exclusive and expensive,” CityMetric reports. 

August 21, 2015

The number of environmentally friendly buildings in China has multiplied by more than 150 times since 2008, Eco-Business reports. 

August 20, 2015

The island nation is employing sensors and other technology in its push to be more environmentally conscious, the Straits Times reports. 

August 19, 2015

Sudden collapses of earth in dozens of Chinese cities are blamed mostly on over-extraction of water, minerals and oil in urban areas, CityMetric reports. 

August 12, 2015

The city wins plaudits for emphasizing waste management and discouraging residents from relieving themselves outdoors, FirstPost reports. 

August 10, 2015

Corruption, engineering flaws and violations of land-use regulations derailed the planned city of Dongtan near Shanghai, Chinadialogue reports.

July 24, 2015

In the latest round of testing, 19 Chinese cities satisfied air-quality standards, Reuters reports. 

July 20, 2015
Workplace safety in garment mills gets most of the attention, but the industry's environmental impacts are also a huge concern.
AZM Anas July 16, 2015

The bizarre occurrence sparked concerns about the level of flammable pollutants being dumped into a city lake, the Bangalore Mirror reports. 

June 26, 2015
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