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Transportation commissioner on how to make the case for infrastructure - Capital New York

Transportation commissioner on how to make the case for infrastructure - Capital New York | Sustainable infrastructure | Scoop.it
“Transportation commissioner on how to make the case for infrastructure Capital New York At a forum on congestion pricing this Friday, state transportation commissioner Joan McDonald talked about how to get more people to pay attention to the...”
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Severe weather + aging infrastructure = one big headache

Severe weather + aging infrastructure = one big headache | Sustainable infrastructure | Scoop.it
“There is no quick fix to adaptation but Canada’s infrastructure and its inability to withstand severe weather events is a major concern. (RT @InsuranceBureau: Can our infrastructure withstand severe weather?”
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The 10 Cities That Are Leading The Way In Urban Sustainability

The 10 Cities That Are Leading The Way In Urban Sustainability | Sustainable infrastructure | Scoop.it
Cities are the laboratories where the most innovative ideas for surviving in the future can be tested. These 10from New York to Tokyo to Bogotawere... (Sustainability-an important matter!
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How to weave ecosystem services into sustainability impact ...

How to weave ecosystem services into sustainability impact ... | Sustainable infrastructure | Scoop.it
Companies must understand the deeper connections between the environment and people when planning projects.
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Tackling threats to transport and other key infrastructure

Tackling threats to transport and other key infrastructure | Sustainable infrastructure | Scoop.it
Effective and efficient transportation plays a crucial role not only in the everyday lives of citizens, but also in ensuring the on-going economic wellbeing of communities and countries. People are able to get to work on time, ...
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New mapping method for 'green infrastructure', Europe's vital natural areas — European Environment Agency (EEA)

New mapping method for 'green infrastructure', Europe's vital natural areas — European Environment Agency (EEA) | Sustainable infrastructure | Scoop.it
“Healthy natural areas often fulfil important yet unseen functions, from preventing floods to filtering air. A new report from the European Environment Agency (EEA) proposes a method for mapping this 'green infrastructure'.”
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SME’s prioritising sustainability to make them more attractive employers

SME’s prioritising sustainability to make them more attractive employers | Sustainable infrastructure | Scoop.it
A quarter of British small businesses cite sustainable business practices as one of their top priorities for the coming year … (From HR Review: SME’s prioritising sustainability to make them more attractive employers
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Defining Sustainability: A Process and Strategy Focus | Sustainable Brands

Defining Sustainability: A Process and Strategy Focus | Sustainable Brands | Sustainable infrastructure | Scoop.it
Sustainability is the conscious and proactive use of methods that do not harm people, planet or profit while also leaving a positive impact.
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Expert Voices: Michael Stevns, Infrastructure & Cities Sector, Siemens - National Geographic

Expert Voices: Michael Stevns, Infrastructure & Cities Sector, Siemens - National Geographic | Sustainable infrastructure | Scoop.it

Cities are potentially the most resilient of all human creations, yet modern cities and their reliance on technologies have demonstrated our weaknesses in the face of increasingly extreme weather events. The combining trends of urbanisation and climate change have moved the topic of resilience to the forefront of climate change discussions. According to the United Nations, natural disasters between 2000 and 2012 are estimated to have caused $1.7 trillion globally in damages.


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