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Going “garbage-free” is not easy in Bangalore

By Sumit Chakraberty BANGALORE, India — As 38-year-old Annamma holds up her government-issued ID card, she can’t stop grinning. She has come a long way from her childhood on the streets: rootless, homeless, faceless. She grew up with four siblings and one name, common for children of illiterate parents here. The kids would rummage with their parents in garbage dumps …

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Smart City

To Find Big Opportunities in Smart Cities, Go Small

The smart city is a global phenomenon driven by a confluence of rapid urbanization, aging infrastructure, and advances in information …

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Oakland CA

illuminating ideas: ENERGY & Sustainability Summit

Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 7:30am to Noon, Oakland Convention Center (1001 Broadway, Oakland) The Oakland Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce presents …

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New York City

Envisioning Smart Cities through Sustainable Infrastructure

Smart Cities take years of planning and innovative thinking and the approach varies depending on each cities stage of development, …

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In Dakar, paving streets with many hands and few machines

By Tidiane Kassé and Aminatou Diop DAKAR, Senegal — A small crew of young men and women are fast at work …

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Silicon Valley

Silicon Valley is Incorporating Health into Green Building Design

For the Millennial employee, working at a mission-driven company is just as important as a steady paycheck. In the Bay …

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Where Goes the Neighborhood?

Here’s a basic recipe for a vibrant, livable global city: take an extensive transit system and locate jobs, homes, and …

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Karachi Text Message

Can text messaging solve Karachi’s incredible unpaid water bill problem?

by Mahim Maher KARACHI, Pakistan — This is a city of more than 20 million people, and most of them …

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Classic Planning — More Bang for the Urban Buck

Since World War Two, urban planning and architecture has destroyed more good, urban fabric than the war itself.  Architects, planners, …

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