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London – Tokyo, Beijing and Singapore are the greenest commuter cities in the world, according to data insight company Kantar. Commuters in those three cities tend to
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New York – The construction industry could slash emissions generated from buildings and infrastructure by implementing efficient material design and improving building use, finds a new report.
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Nairobi – The BreatheLife Network promotes measures to cool cities. This initiative is now showcasing numerous examples of cities that are fighting climate change by cooling down.
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State College, PA – Researchers at Pennsylvania State University have identified four different types of smart cities. Their findings could help city planners to develop more effective urban
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New York – The Cities Climate Finance Leadership Alliance has renewed its commitment to deploy finance for city-level climate action ‘at scale’ by 2030. The Alliance was
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New York - Die Cities Climate Finance Leadership Alliance hat ihre Bereitschaft erneuert, Finanzierungen in ausreichendem Massstab für urbane Klimaschutzmassnahmen bereitzustellen. Die Allianz war kürzlich beim Klimagipfel der
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Biel BE – Trendy watch manufacturer Swatch has opened its new headquarters in Biel, Switzerland. Designed by Japanese star architect Shigeru Ban, the timber structure is both
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New York – Implementing low-carbon measures in cities could reduce urban emissions by nearly 90%, support 87 million jobs annually by 2030 and unlock nearly $24 trillion
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Stavanger – The European urban network Procura+ has given the city of Zurich its Procura+ Award for its use of recycled concrete and asphalt.

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Boston – MIT researchers have discovered a way to eliminate carbon emissions from cement production, a major source of greenhouse gas emissions.

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Zurich/Dübendorf ZH – Researchers have developed a new technique that allows wooden panels to bend into a pre-set shape without the use of external mechanical force. This
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Graz – Participants at a conference on sustainable construction in German-speaking countries are calling for specific targets and planning objectives to curb greenhouse gas emissions. With their Graz
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Kirkland, WA – Shared bikes, e-bikes and e-scooters have the potential to replace over half of short-distance car trips in cities around the world, a new study
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Abu Dhabi – The tenth World Urban Forum will be held in Abu Dhabi in February 2020. Urban stakeholders from the Arab region will be highlighted at
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Zurich – Green spaces can help lower temperatures in urban zones. Researchers at ETH Zurich studied which factors best reduce the differences between cities and their surrounding
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London – New research from the London School of Economics finds that denser cities are more likely to have higher levels of harmful air pollution. Urban planners
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Hong Kong – Cities around the world are building skyscrapers out of wood amid growing concerns about concrete’s environmental footprint.

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Lancaster – Lancaster University in the UK and Sunway University in Malaysia have launched the Future Cities Research Initiative, which will develop collaborative urban solutions facing future cities.
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Zurich – The construction sector now uses around half of the world’s raw materials, giving it a key role to play in improving resource efficiency. The Circular
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Singapore – The Asian city-state is proof that integrated urban planning is the key to creating sustainable, attractive and liveable cities, says Xiao Wu from the World
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