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Masdar

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Pioneering Future Energy - Making profitable and sound investments in renewable energy and sustainable technology.
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CDP-Cities-2013-Global-Report.pdf

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Is climate change making cities wealthier and healthier?

A new report on climate change action in cities hopes to explode the rhetoric that addressing climate change means reducing living standards

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Is this one of the world's greenest buildings?

Is this one of the world's greenest buildings? | Sustainable Urban Infrastructure | 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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Very industrial to be green...

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Map of the High Line

Map of the High Line | Sustainable Urban Infrastructure | Scoop.it
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Tell me this project doesn't have the WOW factor!?

Really interesteing project funding model too 

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Paths of glory: what might a cycle-friendly city look like?

Paths of glory: what might a cycle-friendly city look like? | Sustainable Urban Infrastructure | Scoop.it
From elevated bike lanes to spiralling cycle stands, a new book charts innovative infrastructure from around the world
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Dame Anne Salmond: Help steer us away from disaster - Opinion - NZ Herald News

Dame Anne Salmond: Help steer us away from disaster - Opinion - NZ Herald News | Sustainable Urban Infrastructure | Scoop.it
Over the past thirty years, there has been an erosion of democratic rights and freedoms in New Zealand. At the same time our collective life has been re-imagined as a market, driven
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Town Square Initiative: New York - Urban Planning and Design Concepts

Town Square Initiative: New York - Urban Planning and Design Concepts | Sustainable Urban Infrastructure | Scoop.it

The Town Square Initiative is a yearlong volunteer effort in which Gensler designers set out to unearth and re-imagine unexpected open space in cities around the globe. All 43 Gensler offices were invited to participate in the conceptual project, in which we challenged our designers to identify open space in the city and reimagine it as a town square.

 

Visit the link for more images, diagrams and information on Gensler New York’s design of their future city.


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Solving transport headaches in the cities of 2050

Solving transport headaches in the cities of 2050 | Sustainable Urban Infrastructure | Scoop.it
With global cities swelling and car use soaring, how will our existing transport systems cope? Ryan Chin at the MIT Media Lab looks at sustainable options.
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