• Only a few US cities meet their climate goals according to ACEEE

      Although US cities took on more than 265 initiatives between 2017 and April 201, the majority of them are not on track to meet their climate goals, according to the latest scorecard from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE).  The scorecard ranks cities on more than 50 metrics, and the results show […]

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  • Food forests, a new urban space on the rise

      Atlanta and Philadelphia are two American cities spearheading the introduction of a new urban element: the food forest. An amped up version of community gardens, food forests are large parks planted with hundreds of fruit-bearing trees and edible plants that visitors are allowed to gather for free for their own consumption. Food forests are […]

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  • Earth Economics to host labs on green storm water infrastructure 

      Eight communities across the U.S. have been selected to participate with Earth Economics in labs that focus on investment and advancement of green storm water infrastructure. The goal of the labs is to scale-up investment in and adoption of green infrastructure to increase resilience to climate change. The labs build on The Blueprint for Increased Investment in Green Infrastructure, […]

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  • New York tops American greenest smart cities

      According to the Eden Strategy Institute, New York tops the list of the 10 Smart City Governments in the U.S.. The city has split its smart city initiatives between the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability, the Mayor’s Office of Recovery and Resiliency, and the Mayor’s Office of the Chief Technology Officer. Together they are focusing […]

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  • New York City’s Green New Deal announced

      In occasion of the celebration of Earth Day 2019, New York City’s Mayor, Bill DeBlasio, announced an ambitious plan “OneNYC 2050” to make the city ready for the changes and challenges of the 21st century. The aim of the plan is a resilient, modern and carbon-neutral city by 2050. Some of the measures announced […]

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  • Oceanix City

    Are floating cities the future of resilient affordable housing?

    We’ve all seen many of these amazing renderings of futuristic floating cities, which unfailingly remain on paper. Apparently not this one. Last Wednesday, at a United Nations roundtable, a group of builders, engineers, and architects introduced Oceanix City, a concept for an affordable resilient floating city. What’s different is that the project received the support of […]

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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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