Sustainable water cities optimizing urban water use
May25

Sustainable water cities optimizing urban water use

Arcadis’ new Sustainable Cities Water Index identifies which cities around the world harness their water assets to their greatest long-term advantage. Based on three main themes of resilience, efficiency and quality the Water Index ranked Rotterdam, Copenhagen, Amsterdam, Berlin, Brussels, Toronto, Frankfurt, Sydney, Birmingham and Manchester as the world’s 10 most sustainable cities for water. What makes these cities stand out is...

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Urban water security coming soon
May24

Urban water security coming soon

Urban Water Security (Wiley) will be out this November or December depending on your geographic location, but pre-orders can be made now! To purchase click here

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Smart and sustainable water-using cities
May18

Smart and sustainable water-using cities

The 21st century has been described as the Century of Cities: By 2050 nearly 66% of the world’s population will be urbanized. There are many positive effects of urbanization including increased economic and cultural activities, sharing of ideas and increased social cohesion. However, high population densities place strain on limited resources including water. In order to promote a higher quality of life cities will need to become...

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Dubai becoming a smarter sustainable city
May10

Dubai becoming a smarter sustainable city

Dubai is the first city to trial the efficiency and sustainability of its operations using key performance indicators developed by the ITU-F Focus Group on Smart Sustainable Cities. This two-year pilot project will evaluate the feasibility of the indicators with the aim of contributing towards their international standardization. Dubai is already on its way to becoming a smart and sustainable city with the launch of its Dubai Plan...

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NYC cutting back emissions in transportation
May05

NYC cutting back emissions in transportation

New York City (NYC) has set itself an ambitious goal of reducing its greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) by 80% below 2005-levels by 2050 (80×50). To achieve the target NYC is focusing on reducing GHG emissions in four main sectors: Building, energy supply, transportation and solid waste. The transportation sector, which includes private vehicles, freight and mass transit (subway, commuter rail and bus), is responsible for 11.4...

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