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The real value of cycling

Cycling is not only good for your health, it is also profitable for society. A new study from Denmark shows that sick leave drops by one day per 1,200 kilometres travelled on the cycle track, and what is spent on improving conditions for commuter cyclists comes back to the municipality in saved sick-leave expenses and…

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Los Angeles Coal-Free By 2025

While many national governments struggle or simply refuse to get the renewable energy (r)evolution going, a growing number of regional and local governments are moving ahead nevertheless. Los Angeles is leading the way for major metropolitan areas to utilize clean energy. Outgoing mayor Antonio Villaraigosa recently announced that LA will eliminate coal power entirely from…

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Cities and Sustainability: Our Urban Future

Cities are ground zero for the collision of economic, environmental and social imperatives that define sustainability and as such provide a compelling frame through which to understand and drive sustainable development. As models for connectivity, adaptability, decisiveness and experimentation they provide numerous lessons, especially to business, on how to advance the sustainability agenda both within…