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5 Cities around the world leading the charge on climate action

As a result of findings in its Climate Reality Project, EcoWatch has identified five cities around the world that are leaders in climate action programs: Copenhagen, San Francisco, Vancouver, Stockholm and Singapore. These are just five examples of cities that … Continue reading

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An urbanist’s dream: New MSP Innovation District would create national standard for city building

Brian Martucci writes in The Line about a visionary development plan in Minneapolis-St. Paul (MSP) that could set a precedent for urban development. Imagine life science and IT startup clusters connected by woonerf-like (Dutch word for a “living street” designed … Continue reading

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The role of energy in city-building and urban revitalization

David McGimpsey an attorney with with the law firm Lewis Roca Rothgerber LLP, points out how, from an energy perspective, urban density provides significant opportunities to leverage district energy as an economic development engine. Lewis Roca Rothgerber is a member … Continue reading

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Former Mayor David Miller: Climate change is hitting big cities. They need to take action.

Former Toronto mayor David Miller writes in The Globe and Mail that after Hurricane Hazel, which killed dozens of people in 1954, Torontonians made strong decisions through their local and provincial governments – such as banning development from flood plains … Continue reading

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QUEST: New Strategic Plan sets out long term direction for Canada

The Canadian non-profit organization, Quality Urban Energy Systems of Tomorrow (QUEST), has issued the QUEST 2013 Strategic Plan, which will guide QUEST for the next three years. The Plan will be monitored yearly to evaluate progress and relevance to emerging … Continue reading

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