Green Infrastructure

Bhavini Patel

Emma Stewart spoke about the “City-Company Nexus” at CDP’s Spring Workshop, hosted by Google. She highlighted the corollaries she observes between new corporate sustainability practices and those emerging among cities. She also pointed to a case study of a collaboration between a public company and city government:  Washington DC.  

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Bhavini Patel

Four Ways CEOs are Inspiring Mayors on Climate Action Emma Stewart, April 4, 2016, with Katie Walsh, Cities Program Manager, CDP   Over thousands of years humans have built and settled in what we now call cities, and over the years some of those cities flourished as others perished. Many that perished believed that climate

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Jonathan Rowe

After two weeks of negotiations in Paris, on Saturday, more than 190 countries approved a major global agreement to address climate change. It’s a big deal. Leading up to 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference (aka COP21), the global business community rallied to show a deep commitment to battling climate change. Companies worth billions of

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Jonathan Rowe

The Sustainability Solutions team had a blast at Greenbuild this year in Washington, DC. As usual, we’re inspired by the amazing projects our customers are working on and how committed you are to solving some of our world’s biggest problems with the power of thoughtful, sustainable design. We were also thrilled to see the reaction to our set

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Guest Author

By Mike Hower, Principal of ClimaTalk Communications   Cities across the globe historically have viewed stormwater as a public nuisance that causes damaging floods and spreads pollution. This view stands to only worsen in the new age of rising sea levels and increasingly severe and frequent extreme weather events. That’s because most cities have relied

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Jonathan Rowe

Big Data. The Internet of Things. Smart everything. The Next Industrial Revolution. Cloud computing. The Information Age! Do catchy phrases like these perk you up a bit? That’s normal. But “Information is not knowledge,” said Einstein, in an equally catchy way. And if you agree with him, you’re also not surprised why data science is

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Guest Author: Clifton Lemon   What we call the Living Model is a rapidly emerging ecosystem platform that integrates many technologies, innovations, and practices and allows distributed, evidence based design and management of the built environment on a scale never before possible. It’s a particularly vital tool for cities, which are becoming more and more critical

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Emma Stewart

Despite centuries of city-making, until very recently we have used the same ancient tools to describe these infrastructure projects – or at least their geometry. Only thirty years ago, with the age of personal computing, could we convert those drawings into models that were better descriptors, but this did not curb the hyper-specialization of design

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