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Smart City Expo Puebla

El evento está organizado por Fira Barcelona en colaboración con el Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACYT); la Secretaría de Energía (SENER); la Secretaría de Economía (SE); la Secretaría de Gobernación (SEGOB); la Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes (SCT); la Secretaría de Desarrollo Agrario, Territorial y Urbano (SEDATU); Estrategia …

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Why Planning for Expansion Helps Build Sustainable, Equitable Cities

  Consensus is building around the many benefits of compact cities. Overall, compact cities use fewer resources, produce fewer carbon emissions, and provide better quality of life for their inhabitants than their sprawled counterparts. In rapidly urbanizing countries in the global south, however, many medium-sized cities are expected to double …

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Climate finance must reach poor families

The main impacts of climate change are being felt by poor families, which means that poor women and men must be at the centre of the climate change finance debate. The existing debate about climate finance tends to start from the wrong end. Most of the attention has been focused at the …

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How Will Cities Measure Greenhouse Gas Emissions?

One new effort aims to harmonize the many methods cities use for tracking their greenhouse-gas emissions. Meanwhile, London is looking to push the whole field of city emissions tracking to a new level. (Taiga/ By now, big-city pledges to cut greenhouse gas emissions have a familiar ring to them. Seoul …

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Is the Vertical City a viable solution for sustainable living?

by Lloyd Alter (@lloydalter)   © Vertical City Check video HERE The concept of the Vertical City is fascinating and attractive to some people, and totally repulsive to others. In principle, living and working in a building hundreds of stories high makes a great deal of sense; it prevents the loss of farmland and …

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Los Angeles Is Building an e-Highway

Siemens/SCANIA The neighboring ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach bring in roughly 40 percent of the goods shipped to the United States. Once there, the first leg of their journey to warehouses and stores and cities across the country is a 20-mile stretch of roadway between the ports and …

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Shell Unveils First Soccer Field Powered by Players’ Footsteps

Shell and Brazilian soccer player Pelé this week showcased a first-of-its-kind soccer field capable of capturing kinetic energy created by players’ movement and combining it with nearby solar power to generate renewable electricity. Located in the heart of Morro da Mineira, a Rio de Janeiro favela, the soccer field uses …

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Building a smart city, one streetlight at a time

Schneider Electric and the City of Boston find that the key to more intelligent, efficient cities starts with simple projects. The vision of a smart city decked out with millions of sensors feeding useful information to city officials and citizens is almost out of science fiction. To reach that point, …

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Community Self Sufficiency

Image: Mushroom farm by CityLab7 Fast-paced cities are becoming calmer, as populations seek a more sustainable way of life. Consumers choose local food, or even grow, raise and make their own. In neighbourhoods and homes, self-sufficiency is becoming more appealing – and urban smallholdings, shared allotments, seed exchanges and rooftop …

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How does sensor accuracy impact building energy management?

Content Attributes Content Title: How does sensor accuracy impact building energy management? Display Date: September 09, 2014 Content Short Description: Keeping buildings warm or cool takes even more energy when the sensors don’t work correctly. When you add in reporting, the problem snowballs. Full Content: Buildings contribute to about 32 …