Early-career public-sector sustainability professionals reflect on VERGE 19 (Part 2)

December 20, 2019 by  
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Two-way conversations. Interdisciplinary perspectives. Here’s what inspired CivicSpark leaders at this year’s conference.

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Why and how companies should stand up for human rights when they do business

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Every business has a sphere of influence. A BSR report shows why it’s important for them to use it to stand up for human rights policies, institutions and frameworks around the world.

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Every business has a sphere of influence. A BSR report shows why it’s important for them to use it to stand up for human rights policies, institutions and frameworks around the world.

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Shipowners float plans for $5 billion fund to catalyze low carbon shipping

December 20, 2019 by  
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Industry body insists it has ‘definitely got the memo’ on the need for urgent climate action.

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Early-career public-sector sustainability professionals reflect on VERGE 19 (Part 1)

December 19, 2019 by  
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Insightful on mobility. Actionable ideas for addressing food waste. Youth activism. What inspired CivicSpark leaders at this year’s conference.

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The iridescent facade of this library reflects the innovative thinking going on inside

September 5, 2016 by  
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The new building reconciles the different scale of Vaughan’s City Hall’s Clock tower and historic Sarah Noble/Beaverbrook House. Its reflective facade changes appearance with the light throughout the day. This ever-changing appearance references the constantly-evolving learning environment inside the building and wraps around the volume to form a central interior courtyard . Related: Sleek, green Lawrence Public Library is a welcoming haven for book lovers To create a modern space that reflects the way new digital tools are used in learning, the architects created a flexible layout that encourages social interaction. Colorful furniture and natural lighting further animate the spaces and direct visitors to different multi-functional and collaboration spaces, meeting rooms , and lounges. An outdoor garden courtyard features a red maple tree that represents knowledge. Visitors can use computers, 3D printers , a sound recording and video studio with a green screen. + ZAS Architects Via World Architecture News

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Keynsham Civic Center and One Stop Shop brings public space back to Bristolians

July 22, 2016 by  
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The complex occupies a large sloping site located within the town center, and makes it accessible to pedestrians . In addition to office spaces and civic facilities, the complex includes 20,000 square feet of retail spaces on the ground floor. Related: Prefabricated Southend Pier Cultural Centre Sits At the End of the World’s Longest Pleasure Pier “We responded to the challenge of the constrained and sloping town centre site by slicing through it to create two new pedestrian retail streets and a cluster of inter-locking buildings,” said the architects. “This allowed over 50% of the site to be given over to new retail focused public realm and better integrated the development into the existing urban grain.” Related: Atelier CMJN Unveils Plans for Sustainable Great Fen Visiting Center in the UK In addition to its communal and civic values, the project is marked by several sustainable features such as power-saving mechanisms, efficient lighting systems, high thermal mass, and excellent acoustic performance . The project, which won the 2015 RIBA South West Sustainability Award, is the first in the country to target a Display Energy Certificate (DEC). + AHR Architects Via Architecture Photos by Daniel Hopkinson

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Honda Civic Tourer breaks world record for fuel efficiency with 83 mpg across 24 countries

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Honda’s Civic Tourer just made it into the Guinness Book of World Records for lowest fuel usage in a month-long trek across 24 adjoining European nations, coming in at an average of 83 mpg for its revolutionary diesel engine. The previously estimated 61.9 mpg for the model was impressively smashed, making the future of affordable and fuel-efficient riding look increasing attainable. Read the rest of Honda Civic Tourer breaks world record for fuel efficiency with 83 mpg across 24 countries Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 1.6 i-dtec engine , fuel efficient car , fuel efficient honda , guinness book of world records fuel efficiency , guinness book of world records honda , Honda civic tourer , honda civic tourer 1.6 i-dtec , lowest fuel consumption world record

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nArchitects New Zig-Zagging M2 Building Will be a Civic Landmark in Calgary

September 22, 2014 by  
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Beyond geeks and governments: Expanding the civic marketplace

July 20, 2012 by  
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Companies have a strong role to play in pushing forward citizen apps for public good, a leading city innovation officer says.

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