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What Do We Need to Build Sustainable Cities?

Every so often, I find it important to reset and to re-envision what a successful future looks like. This article seeks to take a step back and revisit the fundamentals of what the building of a sustainable city requires. The footprint of cities is a heavy contributor to the un-sustainability of life on the planet; each city takes much more …

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A New Chapter is Opening for Smart Cities

Over the course of Meeting of the Minds 2014 in Detroit, my fellow attendees and I heard from a number …

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A Look Back at Meeting of the Minds Workshop Tour #3: How Future Mobility Solutions Can Co-Exist: The Complete Street of 2030

The workshop’s welcome briefing from NextEnergy’s President – Jean Redfield – laid out a clear message for this workshop tour: …

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Raw Video and Slidedecks from Meeting of the Minds 2014

Over the next few weeks we will process, archive and report on the take-aways, media coverage and videos from Meeting of …

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The Grand Strategy for the Rust Belt, Part 1: Is Shrinkage the New Normal?

In his essay on Leo Tolstoy’s vision of history, the philosopher and Oxford don Isaiah Berlin begins with a dichotomy. …

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Getting to Zero: US Cities Innovating Their Way to Zero Waste

The United States is the world’s top producer of waste, sending approximately 240 million tons of garbage to landfills annually. …

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Smart City Panel Reveals a Major Challenge to Implementation

Smart Cities are a great, burgeoning opportunity for all manner of vendors, from broad-smart-city-wide solution providers to small single-person start …

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How Singapore’s Marina Barrage keeps fresh water in and the sea out

by Grace Chua SINGAPORE — On a sunny Saturday afternoon here, children scamper about on a broad green lawn, families …

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Transforming Detroit into a Smarter City

Detroit is at a tipping point. The city’s outmigration has led to city planning and funding challenges, forcing Detroit and …

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