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Sed de energía sedienta

Sed de energía sedienta | Smart Cities in Water and Waste Sector | Scoop.it
Por primera vez, en el año 2012 el informe anual generado por la Agencia Internacional de la Energía (IEA), el World Energy Outlook, incluyó un apartado centrado en el uso de agua derivado de la pr...
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The Surprising Science in a Single Drop of Regular Ol' Tap Water

The Surprising Science in a Single Drop of Regular Ol' Tap Water | Smart Cities in Water and Waste Sector | Scoop.it
... we cook with it. We probably take it for granted. But delivering clean, safe water to every kitchen and bathroom in America is no easy task, as Wired explains in this eye-opening little explanation into the secret life of tap water.
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Smart Cities Market (Smart Home, Building Automation, Energy Management ... - PR Newswire UK (press release)

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Por qué la impresión en 3D es importante para las Smart Cities - Smart Cities Online

Por qué la impresión en 3D es importante para las Smart Cities - Smart Cities Online | Smart Cities in Water and Waste Sector | Scoop.it
En el reciente evento de Ámsterdam, que congregó a más de 450 personas de los sectores de actividad más diversos (consultores, creativos, gestores, ingenieros de TIC, urbanistas, arquitectos, administradores, emprendedores y políticos), la parte final del segundo día estuvo dedicada a las excursiones temáticas para mostrarnos ejemplos de buenas prácticas, soluciones e innovaciones que se …
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Smart Cities, transforming the hype to reality | Institute for Innovation and Knowledge Management Blog

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#SmartCities, transforming the hype to reality http://t.co/DNHxSAvETr #ESADEresearch
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Smart Cities - Transportation and Technology AT&T FutureCast

Principal guest, Di-Ann Eisnor, VP Platform and Partnership at Waze, highlights how consumers are using wireless access in their car to tap into the world around them in a whole new way. With...
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More questions on the smart city | Speedbird

More questions on the smart city | Speedbird | Smart Cities in Water and Waste Sector | Scoop.it
There continues to be strong interest in the question of the smart city from all quarters — though perhaps, if my sense of things can be trusted, the tide is beginning to turn toward more grounded considerations, if not outright ...
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Boyd Cohen - Leading Smart Cities Promote 5P Collaboration | Future Cities

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The 5P model, which adds professors to the public-private-people mix, is gaining traction in the world's most innovative cities.
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IEEE Takes The Initiative In Building Smart Cities - Electronic Design

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But reducing the concept of smart cities to those technologies is not sufficient. The most important material of the smart cities is the people who live in them.
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Mulch better? Tulsa getting new plan for curbside green waste - Tulsa World

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Mulch better? Tulsa getting new plan for curbside green waste
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For large amounts of waste, residents can schedule a bulky-waste pickup for $5 by calling 918-596-9777.
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Kansas City, Cisco Launch ‘Smart-Cities’ Plan - Energy Manager Today

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Kansas City leaders have signed a letter of intent with Cisco to build out a city network under Cisco’s Smart+Connected Communities program and the Internet of Everything.
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Smart or stupid: will our cities of the future be easier to hack? - The Guardian

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Smart or stupid: will our cities of the future be easier to hack?
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News update: cyber terrorists have hacked into the electricity company supplying a residential area of the city and caused a blackout.
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EU explores opportunities for waste-to-energy facilities - Jakarta Post

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EU explores opportunities for waste-to-energy facilities Jakarta Post Waste has a huge potential in Indonesia to become a major source for power generation,” EU Ambassador to Indonesia, Olof Skoog, said in his remarks during the opening of the...
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La mayor competición de datos abiertos, el Open Datathon de Madrid, se celebrará el último fin de

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MADRID, 20 (EUROPA PRESS) La mayor competición de datos abiertos , el Open Datathon del Ayuntamiento de Madrid (MADdata), se celebrará el último fin de semana
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How to Make Cities Liveable | Smart Cities Stakeholder Platform

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Smart City, Smart Construction - Constructech

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Will Big Data and analytics play a role in how cities repair potholes and improve transit systems?
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The Urban Quest for "Zero Waste"

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Some cities are leading the way in reducing the amount of trash they send to landfills. Here's how they're doing it.

 

Across the country, a handful of municipalities are radically reducing the amount of refuse they send to landfills, with the eventual goal of reaching "zero waste." Seattle recycles or composts more than half of what its residents toss out. San Francisco diverts 77% of its waste from landfills. Even sprawling Los Angeles recycles or composts about two-thirds of its garbage.

 

Less Than Zero?

The prime benefits in adopting zero waste are environmental; many cities that have enacted zero-waste plans say they have taken up the task in the name of sustainability.

 

And supporters argue that reducing waste doesn't necessarily mean increasing costs. For cities with limited landfill space—and the higher fees that come with it—most zero-waste activities cost less than normal garbage disposal, says Gary Liss, a zero-waste consultant who has helped about 20 cities form plans to reduce waste.

 

One caveat: "Zero waste" doesn't necessarily mean "no waste." Most cities use a definition from Zero Waste International Alliance, an environmental group, which says that diverting 90% of waste from landfills without the use of incinerators is "successful in achieving zero waste, or darn close."

 

Why don't cities shoot for 100% diversion? "We're not crazy," says Neil Seldman, president of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance, a nonprofit based in Washington, D.C., that promotes sustainable communities. The closer cities get to that goal, the harder it is to go further, largely because there are so many products out there that just can't be recycled—and people continue to buy them.

 


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Daniel LaLiberte's curator insight, May 30, 2014 6:47 AM

By "Zero waste" I really do mean "no waste".  I do recognize that as we get closer to no waste, it will get harder to make more progress.  But perhaps closing the loop will make it easier at some point, by making it more obvious that everything must be made in a way that facilitates 100% recycling.

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How Canada's Smart Cities Can Reach Their Full Potential - Techvibes (blog)

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How Canada's Smart Cities Can Reach Their Full Potential
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Verner added that smart cities used to be infrastructure-driven.
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Bologna consolidates position as top Italian smart city - Telecompaper (subscription)

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Bologna consolidates position as top Italian smart city Telecompaper (subscription) Bologna has again emerged as the leading Italian smart city, followed by Turin, Milan, Rome, Trento and Florence, according to the Smart City Index 2014 compiled by...
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New App Promises to Reduce Food Waste in US Cities - Jezebel

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Guardian Liberty Voice New App Promises to Reduce Food Waste in US Cities Jezebel A new app designed to help mitigate vast amounts of food waste in a kind of ingenious way will soon hit New York City, and is planned to springboard from there to...
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Could Watch Dogs' Smart City Ever Become a Reality? - Gizmodo UK

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Could Watch Dogs' Smart City Ever Become a Reality?
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The buses and trains run on time. Your heating is automatically set to a comfortable, affordable level. No crime goes unrecorded and pollution levels are kept to a minimum.
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Now, civic body mulls Chinese model waste management - Times of India

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Now, civic body mulls Chinese model waste management
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THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Vilappilsala centralized waste treatment plant, which had been shut down, is likely to have a Chinese successor.
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Una aplicación del ayuntamiento informa sobre dónde encontrar la gasolina más barata

Una aplicación del ayuntamiento informa sobre dónde encontrar la gasolina más barata | Smart Cities in Water and Waste Sector | Scoop.it
¿Dónde está la gasolina más barata? Seguro que se ha formulado esta pregunta más de una vez. La respuesta ya puede encontrarla en su teléfono móvil, o en su tablet, y se la ofrece el ayuntamiento. Porque el cap i casal ha incorporado este servicio a la aplicación Ciudad Valencia, desarrollada para sistemas Android e IOS y que integra todas las aplicaciones móviles impulsadas por el consistorio valenciano y que antes estaban dispersas.
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What smart cities can learn from Pittsburgh - Pop City

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What smart cities can learn from Pittsburgh
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In many ways, this first view of Pittsburgh concealed behind a hill seems almost metaphoric, as the city is most certainly one of America's hidden gems.
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