Helsinki’s Cool Green Factor
Aug02

Helsinki’s Cool Green Factor

Helsinki has released its new City Plan which sets the direction of the city’s growth over the next 30 years and beyond, all the while considering an increasing population and climate change. Over the next 30 years, Helsinki’s population is expected to increase from 621,000 to over 800,000 inhabitants. With urban development commonly reducing the number of green areas in cities, Helsinki’s urban areas will be more prone to climatic...

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Building a better, stronger Sydney
Jul26

Building a better, stronger Sydney

The City of Sydney’s Sustainable Sydney 2030 Vision aims to create a green, global and connected city that has by 2030 reduced its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 70%, compared to 2006 levels, reduced water resource demands and achieved greater energy security. Building a better, stronger Sydney One of Sydney’s key programs for achieving the 2030 goals is the Better Buildings Partnership (BBP), which is a collaboration between the...

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Building a climate ready Boston
Jul19

Building a climate ready Boston

With Boston under threat from climate change, the city has released its Climate Ready Boston Report that will guide Bostonians towards a more resilient future. As the century progresses, Boston is likely to experience more extreme temperatures and weather events. It is projected that the city’s summer average temperature of 69 degrees over the 1981-2010 period will increase to 76 degrees by 2050 and 84 degrees by 2100, while the...

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Melbourne’s water-efficient future
Jul12

Melbourne’s water-efficient future

Between now and 2050, Melbourne’s population is projected to reach 8 million, up from its current 4.5 million inhabitants. To guide this growth, the Victorian Government has launched Plan Melbourne, a blueprint to guide the city towards a sustainable, productive and liveable future. Melbourne’s water-efficient future Plan Melbourne aims to improve the water performance of the city’s built environment Click & Tweet! while reducing...

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HafenCity: A resilient European city on the waterfront
Jul05

HafenCity: A resilient European city on the waterfront

Globally, rising urban populations are increasing the number of people, and the amount of infrastructure, exposed to climate change-related extreme weather events. At the same time, the growth of cities has contributed towards climate change through increased emissions. HafenCity, a resilient European city on the waterfront One city that is exploring urban solutions that protect both people and infrastructure from climate change,...

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Europe’s green (blue) capital crowned
Jun28

Europe’s green (blue) capital crowned

Oslo, the capital of Norway with a population of nearly 660,000, has won the European Green Capital Award for 2019 due to its commitment and actions to protect natural resources, reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 50% by 2020 (compared to 1990) and be carbon neutral by 2050. Europe’s green (blue) capital decoupling water consumption from population growth Oslo’s per capita water consumption has steadily declined over the past 20...

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