04/20/2015 BloombergBusinessChina's Hydrogen-Powered Future Starts in Trams, Not Cars
Sifang, a subsidiary of China South Rail Corporation, just rolled out a new hydrogen-powered tram, in Qiangdao, Shandong Province. Zero-emission, it is the first of its kind in the world.
04/15/2015 Route FiftyPittsburgh’s Innovation Chief Pushes a Big Municipal ‘Cultural Shift’
“It’s about the people, it’s about systems, it’s about mindset,” she says. Pittsburgh’s chief innovation and performance officer, Debra Lam, and her team have carved out an ambitious new role for themselves within the government of Pennsylvania’s second-largest city. They are currently involved in about 90 projects, she said, which are wide-ranging in type and scope.
04/07/2015 Datacenterdynamics.com‘Climate positive’ data center to be built in Sweden
Swedish venture EcoDataCenter has started building what it calls the world’s first climate positive data center, expected to produce a negative carbon dioxide footprint over the course of the year.
04/07/2015 Gartner.comGartner Says Smart Cities Will Use 1.1 Billion Connected Things in 2015
Increasing urbanization is putting unprecedented pressure on city mayors to constantly balance the challenge of resource constraints against environmental sustainability concerns. Gartner, Inc. estimates that 1.1 billion connected things will be used by smart cities in 2015, rising to 9.7 billion by 2020.
03/31/2015 SustainableCitiesCollectiveEuropean Mayors Band Their Cities Together to Fight Climate Change
In view of the upcoming UN climate talks, COP 21, at the end of the year in Paris, representatives of thirty European cities have pledged to reduce by 40% greenhouse gas by 2030 at a meeting on 26 March 2015 at the Paris City Hall. For Mayor A. Hidalgo, large cities are "at the forefront of the fight against climate change".
03/30/2015 City LabWhere Millennials Are Moving Now
It’s not just the media that’s preoccupied with where millennials are choosing to live. Mayors, economic developers and urban leaders across the country have developed strategies to attract the so-called “young and the restless” to their cities. The urban planner Markus Moos goes as far as to suggest our cities are not only experiencing gentrification, but youthification.