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Green Worker Cooperatives

Worker Cooperatives Emerging for Sustainable Development

Cooperative business models have gained traction as a catalyst for sustainable economic development over the past decade. The United Nations …

Foundations Shaping the Future of Our Cities

Nine billion people living well within the limits of the planet by mid-century. That is the simple but powerful “Vision …

Detroit 2014

Meeting of the Minds 2014: Breaking New Ground with Urban Innovations, Connected Technology and Sustainability

Public sector, NGOs and private sector leaders to convene in Detroit For immediate release. What: Meeting of the Minds is an …

Biking In A City

Three Global Transport Trends: Reshaping Urban Policy

Here are three global transport trends that should be reshaping urban policy. They already are in the world’s most dynamic …

Christchurch 1

Resilience on the fly: Christchurch’s SCIRT offers a model for rebuilding after a disaster

By David Killick CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand  —  You don’t see it, but you certainly know when it’s not there: infrastructure, …

Mexico City 1

In Mexico City, an “experimental think tank” for a city and its government

By Ana Arana MEXICO CITY, Mexico — Hailing a taxi on the street here can be dangerous. While there are more …

Medellin 1

Medellín made urban escalators famous, but have they had any impact?

By Letty Reimerink MEDELLIN, Colombia — Five times a week, a 52-year old delivery man named Nelson rides the world’s …

Hetch Hetchy

During Drought, California Asks Cities to Conserve

If you live in California, or follow national news, you are well informed of the fact that California is in …

Solar Panels

Solar Energy to Triple by 2018

Solar energy will triple to 430 GW by 2018, delivering the equivalent of 500 coal or nuclear plants, according to …

Barcelona 1

How Barcelona and Philadelphia are turning procurement upside down

By Christopher Swope New ideas are rare in the staid world of government contracting. But in Barcelona, city contracts worth …


The Millennial City, Part 2: How to Sell Your City?

This blog post is a part of a three part series conducted by the Morris Strategy Group examining how city …

Evergreen Brick Works

Heritage Site Community Centre in Flood Plain Gets LEED Platinum Accreditation

An Interview with Colin Jones, Facility Manager When gutsy little NGO Evergreen rose to the challenge of taking on a …

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