From Waste to Wealth: Developing and Financing an Urban Wood Economy, Part 1

Post-industrial cities face a suite of interconnected problems. Reusing urban wood can be viewed as a systems solution to a complex problem – a means by which to begin to renew and revitalize lives and communities as well.

Building a Circular Economy in Charlotte

As the circular economy grows in Charlotte, our dependence on foreign imports would decrease and one area to benefit is local food production.  From growing locally both traditionally and through aquaponics/hydroponics to the reuse of organic waste – this opportunity has the possibility of transforming the food culture in Charlotte to a more sustainable, healthy, and accessible system.

How Public Procurement Can Help Build the Circular Economy

The circular economy is currently regarded as a systemic solution to key sustainability issues we are facing as a society. It is embraced by companies, governments and citizens as it has the potential to protect the environment while creating jobs, business growth...

7 Ways for Cities to Reduce Plastic Pollution

Plastic pollution is a blight in our cities and landscapes and is harming our rivers and oceans. Experts estimate that 300,000 metric tonnes of plastic waste from the United States (U.S.) pollute the ocean every year, which is about 65 dump trucks of plastic waste per...
The Evolution to a Smart & Sustainable City

The Evolution to a Smart & Sustainable City

Many cities in the U.S. and around the world have started the process of transformation from analog to smart and sustainable. The process tends to start with the implementation of a series of independent infrastructure systems connected to a digitally linked network....

Meeting of the Minds 2012 Ustream Video

Meeting of the Minds 2012 Ustream Video

We know that last week's sessions at Meeting of the Minds 2012 in San Francisco were valuable and unique - so it's no surprise that we've had many requests to post the video of those sessions. Indeed, every one of the sessions is worth another look. We've begun the...

Top 10 Tweets From Meeting of the Minds 2012

Top 10 Tweets From Meeting of the Minds 2012

Meeting of the Minds 2012 in San Francisco found a very active Twitter community last week when it convened at the Julia Morgan Ballroom in San Francisco. Reports even circled that #motm2012 trended into the Top 10 on Twitter during the October 10th sessions. The...

CleanFleetReport.com Lists the Top 10 Car Sharing Programs

CleanFleetReport.com Lists the Top 10 Car Sharing Programs

CleanFleetReport.com recently published a list of the top 10 car sharing programs in America, with special attention paid to programs that feature the new electric vehicles from Nissan, Chevrolet, Ford, Toyota, Honda, Smart, BMW and other automakers. They also make a...

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