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Nature-Based Solutions: The New (Green) Kid On The Block

If we let it, nature can be a powerful ally in tackling climate change. When applied to cities, an emerging concept called “nature-based solutions” (NbS) can boost resilience and help adapt to and mitigate...
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How “Sponge Cities” Are Helping to Curb Effects of Climate Change

Sponge cities are becoming the latest trend in urban design to help curb the effects of climate change.A sponge city is a city that's "designed to passively absorb, clean and use rainfall in an ecologically friendly...
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Top 3 Global Smart Cities That Are Helping The Environment

Smart cities are called such because they have adapted smart technologies that help urban life become more livable, efficient, and sustainable.Many cities in the world are considered “smart” but what we want to really...
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What is a Smart City and How Will They Help the Environment?

What is a smart city?According to Techopedia, a smart city is one that incorporates information and communication technologies to enhance city functions and the quality of life of its citizens. Livability is a key...
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Google Building Smart City in Toronto

Sidewalk Labs, a unit of Google’s parent company, Alphabet Inc. has just signed a deal with Waterfront Toronto to create a new kind of neighborhood demonstrating how data-driven technology can improve city life.$50 million...
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How Urbanization Affects the Environment – Infographic

As cities continue to sprawl outwards, it’s obvious that nature has to make some sacrifices. But what may not be obvious are the effects that urbanization has on those that live in the cities, too....
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5 Underestimated Benefits of Urban Forests

You know that trees are an indispensable factor in our environment. You know that they supply the oxygen we breathe and make our surroundings more beautiful. But, there are some incredible benefits of trees—especially...
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Great neighbourhoods are ‘Made for Walking’

As the world tries to navigate through a period of high energy prices, economic instability and demographic change, it's no surprise that many North Americans are becoming more interested in urbanized living. With essential...
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Hurricane Sandy’s latest victim: Urban Farms and their Food Supplies

Hurricane Sandy has not only ruined homes in New York City and New Jersey, but has also ruined urban farms which will now face crop losses that could potentially take years to recover.And it's...
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Los Angeles Billboard Turned into a Floating Forest

Los Angeles-based artist Stephen Glassman's Urban Air project aims to be "an artwork, a symbol and an instrument for a green future" by changing billboards into bamboo gardens, intelligent technology and global nodes.Glassman has his hands on...