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Mexico Sostenible

DESARROLLO SUSTENTABLE Y EL CRECIMIENTO ECONÓMICO EN MÉXICO

La sustentabilidad se refiere a la administración eficiente y racional de los recursos, de manera tal que sea posible mejorar el bienestar de la población actual sin comprometer la calidad de vida de las generaciones futuras. Uno de los principales retos que enfrenta México en materia de desarrollo sustentable es …

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Mexico Sostenible

Acuerdo por un México Sostenible

El Acuerdo por un México Sostenible es una iniciativa liderada por el IGS, con la participación de líderes empresariales y universitarios, en la que se proponen compromisos empresariales, recomendaciones de políticas y acciones concretas para ayudar a transitar a México hacia una economía verde. El documento también promueve que la sostenibilidad ambiental, la preservación …

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Green BuildingSmart Cities

Engaging Istanbul’s Youth for a More Sustainable City

A focus on sustainable development can help Istanbul preserve its rich cultural history. For example, Istanbul’s Historical Peninsula – a UNESCO World Heritage site – contains 295 pedestrianized streets that have helped to increase the vibrancy, safety, and accessibility of Istanbul’s historic hub. By prioritizing the use of these streets for people, not cars, …

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EnergyGreen BuildingSmart Cities

As Cities Grow, So Should Their Energy Efficiency

If you want to find major emitters of greenhouse gases, look no further than your city’s skyline. Buildings account for more than one-third of all final energy consumption and half of global electricity use. They’re responsible for approximately one-third of global carbon dioxide emissions. While rapid urban development demands new infrastructure, …

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PlanetSustainable Development

Joining Forces for Business Action on Sustainable Development Goals

The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), the United Nations Global Compact and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) have joined forces to mobilize the private sector as a key player in achieving our world’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs, to be launched by the United Nations in September …

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Green BuildingHousing

Contractors Earn More Revenue by Offering Green Services and Designs

These days, everyone seems to be thinking green. The green movement has extended itself to almost every business, including construction. By incorporating green practices into your contracting business, you can leverage green customers and thus earn more money. What is Green Construction? Green construction, or sustainable building, is the process …

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Sustainable Development

Proper Tree Pruning Benefits The Whole Landscape

Trees are the most prominent component of most home landscapes. They add aesthetic and financial value, and they can help control energy costs as well. But having trees in the landscape isn’t as simple as just digging a hole and dropping a seedling into it. Trees require some upkeep, and …

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ChallengesEnvironmentPlanet

A marriage to save the earth: Farmers and researchers innovate to conserve biodiversity

Traditional knowledge combined with the latest science could increase food production while safeguarding biodiversity, new research shows. We face a conundrum. Our growing population needs to oversee a significant increase in food production. Yet, increased food production is a key driver of biodiversity loss. How can we do one without destroying the …

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EnvironmentSustainable Development

The 4 Transportation Systems You’ll Meet in the Future

Phil Dokas/Flickr We tend to think of transportation networks as the result of large public works projects—hello, Interstate Highway System—but lately, private hands have been tinkering at the edges of urban mobility. App-based e-hail car services like Uber and Lyft are disrupting traditional city taxi programs. Smartphones are changing the …

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Green BuildingLiving Building ChallengesSmart Cities

Seven Myths About New Urbanism

by Drew Reed Joel Kotkin, a fellow at Chapman University and an untiring defender of the suburbs, begins a recent column in the Washington Post with a valid question: “What is a city for?” He then proceeds to get that question completely wrong. But really, we should be thanking him. In his …

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