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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…

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Carbon zero housing: Payback time?

Cost is an often cited argument against sustainable, carbon-efficient building. Now a zero carbon study by the Ecovillage Partnership and Sustainability Victoria (Australia) suggests the tables may have started to turn. Building green, it says, can take years off the average mortgage and save hundreds of thousands of dollars. ‘The study showed that we have…

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A green(er) future for the city of Christchurch

The future of Christchurch, the New Zealand city struck by two major earthquakes only within a couple of months, is going to be greener, according to a draft plan now presented. The mission: to create a strong, vibrant and prosperous city center, at the heart of a 21st century Christchurch. Over 70 projects are featured,…