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Is this one of the world's greenest buildings?

Is this one of the world's greenest buildings? | Social Network for Logistics & Transport | Scoop.it

Pittsburgh-based Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, has opened the Center for Sustainable Landscapes (CSL), said to be one of the world’s greenest buildings.

Completed in late 2012, the new 24,350-­square-­foot structure is the first building project to pursue all three of the highest green architecture and landscape standards: the Living Building Challenge SM, LEED® Platinum and Sustainable Sites Initiative™ (SITES™) certification. A model of sustainability for architects, scientists, planners and anyone interested in living greener, this new building was designed to mimic nature and function as elegantly and efficiently as a flower...


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Ray Howard's curator insight, June 14, 2013 7:30 AM

What kind of Green Buildings are in your area?

ESTAR's curator insight, June 14, 2013 10:51 AM

Very industrial to be green...

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Sustainable cities must look beyond city limits

Sustainable cities must look beyond city limits | Social Network for Logistics & Transport | Scoop.it

"City leaders aspiring to transform their cities into models of sustainability must look beyond city limits and include in their calculation the global flow of goods and materials into their realm, argue researchers in the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences journal Ambio."

 

Interesting analysis: if we look at the total footprint of cities, how sustainable are they really? Is urbanisation really the key to future sustainability? And what about the social sustainability of cities in a world of increasing inequality?


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Flexible Urban Planning

mixed used train-tracks/market place...

 

I've used similar videos in my classes and students are usually quite shocked to see how a city like Bangkok, Thailand operates.  I've used this as a 'hook' for lessons of population growth, urbanization, economic development, sustainability, megacities and city planning. 


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Shelby Porter's curator insight, December 11, 2013 9:23 PM

The first time I saw this, my jaw dropped. The fact that this city is so used to just setting up market around when a train comes right through the middle of it is just crazy. But this just shows how this overpopulated city has had to adjust. To them, moving their market to fit the train schedule is a part if everyday life in this "megacity". Living in an urban city like this one is what these people are used to, and this type of market is how they remain sustainable. 

megan b clement's comment, December 15, 2013 11:46 PM
The video starts off with a market and people throughout the market buying and selling products. A little into the video the whole market shuts down and clears out within second as a train passes through. It shows how places utilize every aspect of life. Taking a market that is also a train track at the same time.
Maegan Connor's curator insight, December 17, 2013 11:08 PM

This video is unlike anything I've ever seen outside of a cartoon before. It does a complete transformation in less than twenty seconds.

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Opportunities and challenges for a sustainable energy future

Opportunities and challenges for a sustainable energy future | Social Network for Logistics & Transport | Scoop.it

Access to clean, affordable and reliable energy has been a cornerstone of the world's increasing prosperity and economic growth since the beginning of the industrial revolution. Our use of energy in the twenty–first century must also be sustainable. Solar and water–based energy generation, and engineering of microbes to produce biofuels are a few examples of the alternatives. This Perspective puts these opportunities into a larger context by relating them to a number of aspects in the transportation and electricity generation sectors. It also provides a snapshot of the current energy landscape and discusses several research and development opportunities and pathways that could lead to a prosperous, sustainable and secure energy future for the world.


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The State of Sustainable Development According to Professionals

The State of Sustainable Development According to Professionals | Social Network for Logistics & Transport | Scoop.it
A recent survey asks sustainable development professionals what they think about current progress. Here's what they said.

 

This report on "Global Expert Perspectives on the State of Sustainable Development" seems to me a bit too optimistic but has some interesting points to make nevertheless.


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August 22 is Earth Overshoot Day

August 22 is Earth Overshoot Day | Social Network for Logistics & Transport | Scoop.it

Today, August 22, is Earth Overshoot Day, marking the date when humanity has exhausted nature’s budget for the year. We are now operating in overdraft. For the rest of the year, we will maintain our ecological deficit by drawing down local resource stocks and accumulating carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.


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