News tagged with sustainable cities

Mathematician designs social sustainability software

Edgar Antonio Valdés Porras has designed a software and service-oriented theoretical methodology supporting sustainability for cities, which if implemented, would increase economic impact points and infrastructure ...

date13 hours ago in Software
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How liveable are our cities?

An international study has devised a new measure for the "livability" of major cities across the world. The Global Liveable Cities Index (GLCI) takes into account the sensibilities of ordinary working people from 64 cities, ...

dateNov 05, 2014 in Social Sciences
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Predicting a low carbon future for Toronto

Cities are major players in the climate change game. More than half of the world's population lives in urban areas and over 70% of global GHG (greenhouse gas) emissions can be attributed to cities. A case study of Toronto ...

dateFeb 06, 2013 in Environment
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Urban metabolism for the urban century

Like organisms, cities need energy, water, and nutrients, and they need to dispose of wastes and byproducts in ways that are viable and sustainable over the long run. This notion of "urban metabolism" is a model for looking ...

dateJan 24, 2013 in Environment
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Sustainable cities must look beyond city limits

City leaders aspiring to transform their cities into models of sustainability must look beyond city limits and include in their calculation the global flow of goods and materials into their realm, argue researchers ...

dateOct 31, 2012 in Environment
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Glimmers of green hope for Asian cities

The air in most Asian cities is getting more polluted and the rivers filthier, but experts say there are many reasons to believe in a green vision for the region as urbanisation powers ahead.

dateJun 21, 2011 in Environment
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