Category: Sustainable Cities & Communities


"When you look at a city, it's like reading the hopes, aspirations and pride of everyone who built it." - Hugh Newell Jacobsen


4 Amazing Destinations That Are Good For The Planet

Traveling responsibly means healthy, safe and sustainable. With this in mind we found 4 destinations that are both breathtaking and practicing responsible tourism. JORDAN  Keeping a 2,000-Year-Old City Alive.Petra Archaeological Park is an ancient city in the south of Jordan and one of the world’s largest and most complex archaeological sites. Nestled in rugged mountains […]

Don’t Overlook Africa’s ‘Fragile’ States For Social Businesses, Urge Industry Experts

African nations such as Somalia may be perceived as conflict-ridden and risky for business but “fragile states” can be an untapped opportunity for social enterprises that are flexible and think out-of-the-box, said industry experts. The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) lists 58 countries as “fragile states” – most of which are in Africa […]

The Man Who Brought Silicon Valley Innovation to Law Enforcement Intelligence

Each day, throughout the United States and around the world, teams of law enforcement personnel strive to serve their communities by providing much needed, sometimes life-saving services. Despite the data-rich environments they work in, they don’t always have the proper resources to turn these insights into active crime-fighting or community building projects.  The current age […]

7 Cities Winning on Climate Change

From electric buses to pollution-sucking gardens, cities around the world are experimenting with ways to ensure global climate goals are met. From electric buses to pollution-sucking urban gardens, cities around the world are experimenting with ways to ensure global climate goals are met, as they account for about three-quarters of planet-warming emissions, according to the […]

Artist Live Streams Beijing Smog to Raise Awareness

Chinese artist Liu Bolin, known as “the invisible man” for using painted-on camouflage to blend into the backdrops of his photographs, says his latest project aims to put the spotlight on China’s air pollution problem. As north China battles with poor air quality, Liu said the recent pollution warnings inspired him to show live video […]