Sustainable Cities: 'New study demonstrates the... →
plantedcity: From Earth Sky: In what might be the first study to report continuous measurements of net CO2 exchange of urban vegetation and soils over a full year or more, scientists from UC Santa Barbara and the University of Minnesota conclude that not only is vegetation important in the uptake of the greenhouse gas, but also that different types of vegetation play different roles. Their...
The real intelligence of cities lies is in the almost miraculous, unstable,...– The intelligence of a city is on the streets @manufernandez (via humanscalecities)
Smartphones are helping make the densest cities the best places to live, as...– The app of life (FT)
UPDATED: Ten Big Ideas from Base London - Vote for...
IBM UK are at Base Cities London and have been collecting Big Ideas for sustainable cities from delegates and our Twitter and Tumblr followers. We’ve passed your Big Ideas to Scriberia to animate and here are ten of the best, along with Sriberia’s pictures. We want your help choosing a winner, so take a look at the ideas below and cast your vote! Ideas 1-5 One Switch - how about one...
What's your Big Idea for making cities more...
IBM UK are at Base London today discussing Big Ideas for sustainable cities with the event’s attendees. But we want your ideas too! So what’s your Big Idea for making cities more sustainable?
Featuring Joe Peach of This Big City blog and Tumblr. smarterplanet: Two new hires, a data scientist, and a practice leader on their challenges and motivations, succeeding at IBM, and the qualities future consultants will need.
Charleston Police Department Aims to Reduce Crime...
SymbioCity - The SymbioCity concept →
The SymbioCity concept Combine and benefit The SymbioCity concept saves your environment and money at the same time. The secret: Combine your urban systems and benefit from the synergies. Read about the SymbioCity concept, how it has been put into practice in Sweden, and how you can make the journey to implementation short and comfortable with the help of our consultants, contractors and...
NYC aims to be solar energy hub (with help from... →
smarterplanet: New York City has big plans to make a name for itself in the sustainable energy sector: It wants to become a solar energy hub and export the solar market analysis tools it is developing throughout the world. The project is a collaborative effort between IBM and City University of New York’s CUNY Ventures, a university Economic Development organization. The primary goal is to...
Branding. Good or bad for cities?
thisbigcity: Our new post looks at how cities brand themselves. But should this kind of thinking even enter the equation? Should cities consciously ‘brand’ themselves, and is it beneficial if they do? 我們的新文章介紹城市如何打造自身品牌，但品牌思維是否應進入城市之中？城市是否該刻意建立品牌？此舉對城市有益嗎？
by Jerri Chou A giant, roaming, global dinner party capped off with a celebration in NYC, all to change the world.
Tools for Change: 'Around the world, cap-and-trade... →
plantedcity: From The Washington Post: Countries or regions that have already passed cap-and-trade: This includes the European Union, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, California, and Quebec. They’ve all set hard limits on a significant portion of their carbon emissions. (Different countries have different targets and exemptions for various sectors.) This is a sizeable chunk of the...