• Are autonomous electric shuttles the next urban transit solution?

    Forget about electric scooters, electric shuttles might be the next frontier of urban transit for the last-mile mobility. In just the last two years, a movement toward driverless, electric shuttle services in America’s cities has been quietly making inroads. In Detroit, Las Vegas, Columbus, even Lincoln, Nebraska, autonomous mini-buses have completed successful shuttle trials or are […]

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  • Chicago to expand Smart Lightning Program with 40k LED streetlights

      Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced the start of the next phase of Chicago’s streetlight modernization program, the Chicago Smart Lighting Program (CSLP), which includes the installation of an additional 40,000 new LED streetlights in neighborhoods across the City. Chicagoans will save an estimated $100 million over the next ten years thanks to the energy efficiency of […]

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  • Lyft partners with Trust for Public Land to fund new parks

    Last week, Lyft and the Trust for Public Land announced a partnership to create and protect parks. The partnership will prioritize park development in underserved communities that are “park-poor”. “Parks are really a key piece of creating a livable city, and we’re really excited about showcasing how access to parks can be a key piece of improving […]

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  • Electric utilities and public agencies can expedite the deployment of electric buses and trucks

    As electric buses and trucks become available agencies and municipalities need to devise strategies and incentives to work with electric utilities. For large cities, swapping diesel trucks and buses for electric models is a critical strategy for both reducing greenhouse gas emissions to mitigate climate change and reducing local air pollution to improve public health. An article by […]

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  • Green Infrastructure Decision Tool developed in Denver

      The city of Denver has collaborated with the University of Colorado Boulder to develop the Green Infrastructure Decision Tool, a data-rich forecasting tool that assesses the effects of growth and climate change on built and natural urban surfaces. The tool is data-intensive and relies on varied data types including GIS data and remote sensing […]

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  • DSNY is looking for solutions to increase recycling and reduce greenhouse gas emissions

      The NY Department of Sanitation, in collaboration with the Department of Transportation, is looking to green up its operations with a call for creative solutions that will: increase waste diversion, including by reduction, reuse, and recycling reduce the volume of consolidated material set out on City sidewalks reduce vehicle miles traveled (VMT) and greenhouse […]

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  • Babcock Ranch becomes first US solar-powered town

    Babcock Ranch, Florida, an 18,000-acre community is the first solar-powered town in the U.S. Babcock earned platinum, the highest, designation from the Florida Green Building Coalition, for development strategies around solar energy, tree preservation, water efficiency, and native plant and sustainable material usage. In addition, it has free solar charging stations. More and more communities […]

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  • Green cities get more investments

      A recent study by the University of Amsterdam has found that greener cities attract more foreign direct investments. Researchers considered a comprehensive sample of 185 Chinese cities of different sizes over a seven-year period, and concluded that air and water pollution reductions pay off in terms of increasing foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows.   Read […]

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  • Atlanta to Fund 6 Green Infrastructure Projects

    Atlanta is embarking on a series of green infrastructure projects aimed at reducing pollution and improving quality of life. The $14 million will fund six projects in a watershed area. One project will create bio-retention areas in city parks, restore native habitats, establish new wetland areas, and create community green space. The city is also using the […]

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  • $10 million for Climate Change Announced in Massachusetts

    The largest release of climate change resiliency funding for Massachusetts communities was recently announced. The $10 million will go towards Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness (MVP) Action Grants which fund implementation of projects to address the specific vulnerabilities to climate change. Projects are focused on proactive strategies to address climate change impacts and include retrofitting and adapting […]

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