Low-Carbon Solutions For Cities

Low-Carbon Solutions For Cities
Too much of today’s conversation focuses on energy generation rather than urban design, land-use planning and zoning interventions.
Mihir Prakash and Darcy Jones September 11, 2017

The small U. S. municipality hopes to join an exclusive club of global cities aiming to eliminate all greenhouse-gas emissions, the Coloradoan reports. 

March 6, 2015

The German financial capital wins international recognition for devoting half of the city to recreational space and vegetation intended to lessen the impacts of climate change, CNBC reports. 

February 25, 2015

The city of 40,000 relies on a combination of hydropower, biomass and wind to produce its electricity, the PBS NewsHour reports. 

February 9, 2015

The switch is designed to reduce harmful emissions, cut costs and better illuminate public spaces, according to The Climate Group. 

February 2, 2015

Tokyo hopes to leverage its role as host of the 2020 Summer Olympics to generate interest in fuel-cell vehicles, Bloomberg reports. 

January 27, 2015

Nitin Gadkari says new policies are coming that promote biodiesel, bioethanol and electricity to power school buses and public transport in cities, the Times of India reports. 

December 23, 2014

An urban renewal project in Shenzhen is generating buzz in urban innovation circles, according to a blog post on Virgin. com. 

December 22, 2014

A U. S. Department of Energy competition is recognizing 16 cities and communities nationwide that are taking proactive steps to combat climate change, the White House says. 

December 8, 2014

The global ICLEI network is spearheading a new program to help East Asian cities wean themselves from fossil fuels by 2030.

November 20, 2014
Here's how Denmark's capital city joined with 21 of its suburbs to create a common vision.
Annemarie Zinck November 19, 2014
One effort aims to harmonize the many methods cities use for tracking their emissions, while another pushes the whole field to a new level.
Christopher Swope November 7, 2014

Istanbul and Lisbon will compete against lesser known places such as Lahti, Finland and Cascais, Portugal for the 2017 title of greenest city, according to the European Commission. 

October 27, 2014

San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer’s plan emphasizes cycling, mass transit and renewable energy, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports. 

October 10, 2014
Vancouver is slashing greenhouse-gas emissions by aggressively creating new district-energy systems that heat large numbers of buildings.
Frances Bula October 10, 2014

China will ban heavily polluting vehicles in the cores of major cities and offer cash incentives to upgrade to cleaner models, according to China. org.

September 22, 2014
A new outdoor lab near Copenhagen gives lighting vendors a place to showcase their latest designs and cities a place to view them in a real urban setting.
Annemarie Zinck September 11, 2014

Capturing wind power is integral to Copenhagen’s goal of becoming a carbon-neutral city by 2025, Newsweek reports. 

August 8, 2014

New initiatives around recycling and energy as well as the city’s membership in the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group underscore Johannesburg’s commitment to a greener future, allAfrica reports. 

May 29, 2014

In the South Korean city, households that save energy and water rack up points that can be exchanged for discounts and products, according to the World Bank.

March 19, 2014
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