News tagged with urbanization

Cooling down Chicago

More than 50 percent of today's population lives in cities. According to the United Nations Development Programme, that number is predicted to rise to 70 percent by 2050. Growing urbanization increases the overall temperature ...

dateJun 01, 2016 in Environment
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Urban planning on the forest fringe

The ongoing Fort McMurray wildfire struggle joins an unsettling and suddenly growing list of calamities the likes of which Albertans, once upon a time, could only witness by flipping through a newspaper or watching the nightly ...

dateMay 26, 2016 in Environment
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Rigid water pipes, fit for the future

At IFAT 2016 Fraunhofer presents a modern, intelligent and sustainable water energy transition concept for urban areas. It will be implemented during the next three years in the city of Lünen, Westphalia. Visitors of the ...

dateMay 24, 2016 in Energy & Green Tech
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Designing cities to combat climate change

Urban planners can take steps to reduce the heat cities may experience from climate change, but there would be other consequences and tradeoffs to consider, according to a study at Purdue University.

dateMay 24, 2016 in Environment
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