Using “Pop-Up” Strategies to Realize Lasting Impacts in The Public Realm

During the Mobilize Summit, urban transport and development practitioners come together alongside world-class researchers to celebrate best practices and accelerate implementation of sustainable transport projects grounded in equity. All the panelists agreed about the need to help decision-makers trust and believe that change is possible. “For instance, everyone thought rampant bike theft in Medellín would be the inevitable downfall of our bike share program, but it just didn’t happen that way,” explained Lina. “Our early adopters were the ‘rock stars’ who helped change hearts and minds simply through their passionate embrace and adoption of cycling.”

7 Ways Alternative Fuel Vehicles Will Benefit Consumers

7 Ways Alternative Fuel Vehicles Will Benefit Consumers

You may have noticed some unusual cars on your block lately, and if not there, then perhaps you’ve seen them next to you at a stoplight or in the parking lot of your local grocery store. No, I’m not talking about all those Priuses (ahem, Prii) running about these...

This Week in Climate Change News

This Week in Climate Change News

American cities have faced record-breaking droughts and superstorms throughout 2012, as well as a contentious presidential campaign that simultaneously and inexplicably ignored the topic of climate change. However, the reelection of President Barack Obama gives us the...

The Star of Greenbuild 2012

The Star of Greenbuild 2012

Passion. Fire. Intensity. Collaboration. A fervor for sustainability and green building. That is what Greenbuild 2012 in San Francisco was all about. Granted, this was the first Greenbuild of my life, and I’m sure the past conference and expo’s have been filled with...

Weekly Round-up of Smart City News

Weekly Round-up of Smart City News

This is a weekly round-up of interesting blog posts and news from urban sustainability thought leaders around the world. As the NHS, the public health care system in the United Kingdom, works to put their health records online by...

Ontario’s Minister Duguid Announces Toronto 2013

Ontario’s Minister Duguid Announces Toronto 2013

At Meeting of the Minds in San Francisco this year we were grateful to have Brad Duguid, the Minister of Economic Development and Innovation for Ontario, Canada with us via Cisco's TelePresence Technology to announce Toronto as the host city for Meeting of the Minds...

Creating Feedback Loops in the Built Environment

Creating Feedback Loops in the Built Environment

At a recent event held by the Presidio Graduate School in San Francisco, Peter Graf, the Chief Sustainability Officer of SAP, voiced his concern about the future of sustainability. One of the biggest challenges to sustainability, he said, was not just our...

Is CareerBuilder a City Builder?

Is CareerBuilder a City Builder?

While on our scouting trip to Toronto this week for Meeting of the Minds 2013, we visited the Careerbuilder offices to talk about cities and urban innovation. Did you know that CareerBuilder recently acquired the big-data analysis company Economic Modeling Specialists...

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