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December 10, 2014 Lessons from 10 Years of Urban Sustainability in Grand Rapids
Governing - When Grand Rapids conducted its first emissions inventory in 2009, it combined elements from different methodologies recommended by the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî, ICLEI, the EPA and the...
December 9, 2014 Los Angeles Proposes Sweeping Upgrades for QuakesSource: ABC News
Mayor Eric Garcetti on Monday proposed spending billions of dollars to better protect Los Angeles against a devastating earthquake by strengthening thousands of vulnerable older buildings and fortifying the city's water and...
Source: PBS NewsHour
Only communities that prepare for the unpredictable -- from health scares to cyber attacks -- can quickly bounce back. But how can we flip the paradigm for dealing with disaster? Author Judith Rodin joins Gwen Ifill for a...
Research & Insights
March 25, 2014 Gallup ranks best and worst cities for well-beingSource: USA Today
The people of Provo, Utah, have the highest level of well-being and the folks around Huntington, W.Va., the lowest, at least according to the latest ranking of 189 cities and metropolitan areas from Gallup and Healthways.
April 18, 2013 Power Plants Brace for New EPA Rules Adding to Coal WoesSource: Bloomberg
Power producers such as Dynegy Corp. (DYN) and Duke Energy Corp. (DUK) are bracing for new U.S. rules on the water they discharge, standards that may impose further costs on the embattled coal industry.
December 19, 2012 The boomer home: Small house, big rooms
Marketwatch - That is roughly consistent with the findings of a survey by the Demand Institute (a venture jointly operated by îthe Conference Boardî and Nielsen Co.) that I wrote about in a recent Wall Street Journal...
Commentary & Opinion
September 15, 2014 Column: Investing for positive change in the worldSource: West Fair Online
All around us, there’s growing awareness and concern about the impact of business practices on our environment and society. Increasingly, civic-minded consumers are interested not just in the quality and cost of the goods and...
April 22, 2014 Climate is right for clean energy firmsSource: Reuters
If you’re ecology minded, the news hasn’t been all that green of late, with ice caps and glaciers melting and storms becoming more destructive. But there is a huge silver lining for long-term investors in environmentally-friendly...
March 20, 2014 Why Cities Work Even When Washington Doesn't
The Atlantic - âBeing a mayor, especially in a âstrong mayorâ city system, gives you tremendous opportunities,â I was told early this year by Don Ness, the mayor of Duluth, Minnesota ... Greenville region...
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