Financing an equitable, sharing city

October 20, 2018 by  
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With private economic inequity at a high, public financing for community health and wealth is more important than ever.

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Cities around the world lay the groundwork for a zero-waste future

September 18, 2018 by  
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Cities around the world are pledging to reduce waste over the next 12 years in an effort to curb global warming and eventually become zero-waste cities. During the Global Climate Action Summit, the C40 announced a new initiative that encourages cities to eliminate waste production and end the practice of waste burning. So far, 23 cities have agreed to become zero-waste and will work toward that goal by “reducing the amount of municipal solid waste disposed to landfill and incineration by at least 50 percent … and increase the diversion rate away from landfill and incineration to at least 70 percent by 2030,” according to C40 . Each city has agreed to cut down on waste that ends up in landfills by at least half over the next decade. The cities — which include San Francisco, Catalonia, Auckland, Dubai, Copenhagen, London , Montreal, New York City , Milan, Rotterdam, Sydney, Paris , Tokyo, Tel Aviv, Toronto, Washington D.C. and Vancouver — also pledged to reduce waste generation by 15 percent and encourage alternative waste management practices by 2030. Related: 19 mayors, thousands of buildings, zero carbon emissions by 2030 Reducing the amount of waste disposal and incineration is an important step in fighting global warming. Scientists believe that the new initiative could cut global carbon emissions by around 20 percent as cities begin to recycle and compost waste instead of dumping it into landfills or burning it. The 23 cities who signed the zero-waste declarations hope that they will lead by example and encourage other municipalities to do the same. The EPA says that incinerators and landfills significantly increase the amount of greenhouse gases around the globe. These practices also encourage companies to acquire new resources and materials, leading to an endless cycle of waste disposal. In addition to cutting down on waste, increasing recycling and reusing materials also contributes to a better economy. Instead of wasting old materials, recycling and reusing keeps the items in the system for longer periods. This reduces the need to purchase new materials and manage waste. + C40 Image via Patrick Tomasso

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A better approach to economic development for indigenous communities

June 23, 2018 by  
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This new model can holistically measure the health and wealth of communities — and that’s critical for First Nation communities.

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What small suppliers need to know about inclusion and diversity

June 20, 2017 by  
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Citi has focused on supplier diversity since the seventies, said Javette Hines, the company’s head of supply chain development, inclusion and sustainability.”But as we globalize, we want to make sure we have a more inclusive title and role,” she said.  That is why the word “inclusion” was added to her job title in 2016. “It’s ‘inclusion,’ not diversity because it makes us inclusive of all diverse aspects” of the communities that Citi serves,  such as Aboriginal people in Canada and Afro-Brazilian populations in the UK, she said.

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Performance with Purpose

February 23, 2017 by  
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PepsiCo’s foods and beverages appear in every corner of the globe. With such an expansive reach, there is tremendous opportunity for positive impact and engagement with consumers, retailers, farmers, investors, employees and the communities near where it works. The company’s Performance with Purpose Agenda seeks to do just that – improve its products, protect natural resources, and support communities around the world. But what will it take to achieve the ambitious new goals laid out in the agenda? What are the lessons for other companies?

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How to build resilient coastlines

December 22, 2016 by  
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Sponsored: Communities worldwide are wondering how best to shore up their coastlines, reduce flooding and protect valuable habitat for wildlife and recreation.

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Protected: Vienna Upcycles Historic Coal Gasometers into Amazing Urban Communities

April 4, 2014 by  
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This post is password protected. To view it please enter your password below: Password: Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: adaptive reuse , architectural rehabilitation , architectural reuse , building rehab , coal gasometer , communities , Coop Himmelb(l)au , Gasometers , jean nouvel , mixed-use , renovated housing , repurposed buildings , reuse , upcycling , upcycling buildings , Urban design , vienna , vienna gasometers        

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Green-Roofed Ark Sails the Leeds & Liverpool Canal Hosting Art Exhibitions

July 8, 2013 by  
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Cisco’s Toronto Innovation Center is a Laboratory for Green Technology

June 28, 2012 by  
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This week  Cisco Systems cut the ribbon on its Toronto Innovation Center — a place where developers and tech professionals can come together to integrate different building technologies in order to produce more efficient and sustainable building systems. To the casual observer, the innovation center looks like a small conference room with a handful of different electrical components and touchscreens attached to a pegboard wall. But in reality, the room is a working laboratory where Cisco, along with other technology companies, experiment with intelligent building systems. Read the rest of Cisco’s Toronto Innovation Center is a Laboratory for Green Technology Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Cisco Canada , Cisco System , FlexIT Solutions , green technology , hvac , Innovation Center , Innovation centre , Ron Gordon , S+CC , Smart+Connected Communities

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Turning good data centers into better neighbors

June 4, 2012 by  
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As the demand for data storage explodes, data center owners are having to dramatically scale up operations — and resource demands. Here's what they can learn from their brick-and-mortar peers about working with their communities.

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