Sustainable Cities

Moiz Kapadia

We’re currently in the midst of the Department of Transportation’s Smart Cities Challenge, which will award $50 million to one of seven cities to realize their vision for mobility. It’s very exciting to see the Federal government make an investment in expanding mobility options, especially with such a strong emphasis on technology innovation. As I

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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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Warren Karlenzig

As the dust is settling from Paris COP21, I want to gaze back into that whirlwind, where I was pleased to participate as a speaker and delegate on behalf of Autodesk.   Architecture 2030 organized a well-attended symposium, “Getting to Zero by 2050: How to Decarbonize the Built Environment,”  where I presented Autodesk’s new Insight

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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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Guest Author

By Ralph DiNola, CEO of the New Buildings Institute   I had the honor recently of addressing members of Congress on opportunities for “reinventing” existing buildings to achieve high levels of energy efficiency and productivity. The morning briefing was hosted by the Alliance to Save Energy. Why existing buildings? Here are the stats: There are

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