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 a severe drought; a situation that our Governor has declared to be a state of emergency. In January, Governor Jerry Brown officially asked Californians for a 20% voluntary cutback in water use. At the end of May, our Senators backed …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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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City Protocol’s “Anatomy” Sets Foundation for Interoperable City Platform

Cities hold the opportunity – and arguably the responsibility – to host and shape the vibrant and sustainable societies of …

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Top 10 Worst Traffic Cities; They Need Congestion-Pricing/Zero Emission Travel

Editors note: This article first appeared on and is reprinted with permission. Here’s Top 10 list you don’t want …

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Why a Single Payment System for Multi-Modal Journeys Could Transform Urban Transit

We love cities because they act as creative magnets, bringing work, culture and entertainment opportunities together to create rich, vibrant …

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#beOUT Detroit Professionals

After the recent news coverage during last month’s pride celebrations and related stories to discrimination like Crystal Moore a small …

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