Sustainable Cities Institute launches online ‘toolkit’
The National League of Cities’ Sustainable Cities Institute has launched a redesigned website to offer practical information and helpful resources to city leaders. The new site is designed as a “complete sustainability toolkit” for cities. In addition to profiles of individual cities and what they are doing to improve... Read more
Do EU sustainable city policies work?
It makes sense that Europe would try to take a lead in developing smarter, more sustainable cities for the 21st century. While it’s far from the most populous continent, it is one of the most urbanized, with more than two-thirds of its people living in cities. That kind of... Read more
The US Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) have joined with Dow Chemical Company to cooperate on research to develop the next generation of cool roof technologies. As a critical element of the research agreement, ORNL will partner with LBNL to... Read more
With the support of Siemens, Hamburg, as the European Green Capital 2011, has launched a rolling, interactive exhibition, “Visions for future cities.” In the coming months, the “Train of Ideas” will be showing over 100 environmental projects in its six exhibit cars and providing information on central topics such... Read more
Siemens AG, the company’s German operations, is founding a fourth sector — Infrastructure & Cities – that will be comprised of selected businesses from the Industry and Energy sectors. In the future, Siemens’ Industry sector will concentrate exclusively on industry customers and reinforce its industry and service business. “We... Read more
Cisco has rolled out new wireless hardware and software solutions designed to extend the corporate wireless network from the office to the home teleworker, incorporating existing control, management and security infrastructure. The Cisco OfficeExtend solution includes new access points and a full line of wireless controllers that offer high-performance... Read more
France-based AeroGRID has signed a data distribution agreement to distribute the aerial imagery of the National Land Survey of Finland (NLS) via its WMS server. NLS Finland is the third government organisation to join the AeroGRID partnership after IGN France and CNIG Spain. The growing AeroGRID library of highly... Read more
As part of the Chinese “10 cities 10,000 lights” project, three districts in the capital Beijing have been equipped with LED street luminaires by the HBTechnology CAST Group, using OSLON SSL LED by OSRAM Opto Semiconductors. The new fixtures ensure that busy streets are brightly lit while saving up... Read more
The Polish city of Elblag has chosen Cisco’s Borderless Network solution to build a municipal broadband network. Elblag is a port city in northern Poland with more than 120,000 inhabitants and access to the Baltic Sea. A next-generation multiservice Internet Protocol (IP) network with 120 kilometres (75 miles) of... Read more
The New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) has selected three companies — Mitsubishi Corporation, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and Hitachi — in a single proposal to participate in its Smart Community System Demonstration Project in Spain. In preparation for the large-scale introduction of renewable energy as well as... Read more