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 […]

Why North American Cities Are Putting the Brakes on Drivers

Changing the way we think about the future of parking in cities is about more than public transportation and bike paths. Increasingly, the bigger picture view will have yet another opportunity to consider: the oncoming autonomous vehicle revolution. The question of cars and cities is increasingly challenging city planners and real estate developers across North […]

Cities Overwhelmed by Unplanned Migration Need Support

Many cities are being overwhelmed by growing numbers of people migrating to them, and will become highly vulnerable to floods, storms and other disasters unless authorities receive more support, urban experts have said. The proportion of the global population living in urban areas has risen from half in 2000 to 55 percent now, and is […]

From Grey to Green: Smokestack Cities Power to Bright Future

Essen, once a coal and steel city known as Germany’s “Graue Maus” (grey mouse) for its polluted air and waterways, has gained a reputation as a trailblazer for sustainability. Bicycle highways, urban farms and local energy hubs – just some of the ways that yesterday’s smokestack cities are turning into tomorrow’s green spaces. The Urban […]

Maldives Introduces Most Innovative ID Card

The Maldives are known for their nice beaches and wonderful holiday resorts on the many islands. Now the Maldives have also become a place of innovation. Maldives Immigration has just introduced a new, very innovative type of ID card: It can be used for payments, but also serves as a national ID card, as a drivers license as well as a health card and insurance card. Last, but not least, it’s also used as a passport for […]