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September 30, 2015 Greening cities reduces air pollutionSource: Phys.org
A UTS research collaboration has provided the first experimental evidence that higher levels of urban forestry are associated with lower levels of air pollution, specifically the dangerous fine airborne particles, or particulate...
September 11, 2015 14 years after 9/11, lower Manhattan is rising as WTC work nears its endSource: USA Today
Fourteen Septembers after terrorists destroyed the nation’s greatest office complex and crippled its fourth-largest business district, the rebuilding of the World Trade Center and the revival of lower Manhattan continue – one...
September 2, 2015 U.S. construction spending rises to seven-year highSource: Reuters
U.S. construction spending rose in July to the highest level in just over seven years as private outlays surged, providing another sign of solid economic momentum at the start of the third quarter.
Research & Insights
March 4, 2015 How Climate Change Will Alter New York City’s SkylineSource: Wired
Last week, The New York City Panel on Climate Change released a new report detailing exactly how climate scientists expect New York City to change over over the next 100 years, focusing on projected increases in temperature and...
February 23, 2015 Ancient cities grew pretty much like modern ones, say scientistsSource: CS Monitor
A study of archeological data from ancient Mexican settlements reveals remarkable similarities between pre-Colombian cities and modern ones, lending support to the idea that urban spaces are shaped by universal social behaviors....
Source: Star Tribune
But it goes fast when your budget stretches from aging highways to medical care to space travel and more.Here's an agency-by-agency look at how President Barack Obama would spend Americans' money in the 2016 budget year beginning...
Commentary & Opinion
September 3, 2015 EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Cities are finally treating water as a resource, not a nuisanceSource: Reuters
The extent to which cities are making natural infrastructure an integral part of their water management plans is new, says Katie Arkema, senior scientist at the Natural Capital Project, an early proponent of resilient...
July 7, 2015 The Rise of Cities in the 21st CenturySource: Huff Post
The 21st century is seeing an incredible power shift and power dynamic with the rise of cities as socio-economic and political actors on national and world stages. Around the world, municipal orders of government are typically...
Source: Bloomberg Business
Lester Brown has spent his career making shrewd projections about the food, water, and energy people need to survive, and pushing governments to respond. None of this math brings tears to his eyes except the time in 1965 he made...
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