Cities

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WeCo launches its serie A Fundraising for the UN World Toilet Day

By announcing the launch of its fundraising for the UN World Toilet Day on November 19 with impact funds, corporate funds (...)

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What is Transit-Oriented Development and why does it matter?

As people try to become more environmentally conscious, countries and municipalities try to develop ways to be greener. The (...)

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Trees and drought in urban areas: case studies of New York, London, Paris and Lyon

This summer has not only been marked by heat waves and drought, but also fires which have destroyed vast areas of vegetation (...)

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Universities at the forefront of sustainable design

Green construction methods and building design are rising in popularity because people worldwide are recognizing their harmf (...)

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Smart Cities for the energy transition

Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay What are smart cities? How can they help towards implementing the energy transition and (...)

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Greening the greyfields: how to renew our suburbs for more liveable, net-zero cities

Our ageing cities are badly in need of regeneration. Many established residential areas, the “greyfields”, are becoming physi (...)

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Launch of SHAPE-EU project, the European Affordable Housing Consortium: Sustainable Housing for Social Impact

SHAPE-EU is the point of reference for a socially-inclusive renovation wave and New European Bauhaus. As of March 2022, (...)

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We need new mobility behaviour and planning

Credits : kbo-bike on Unsplash   One of the biggest environmental challenges we face today is the emissions resulting from (...)

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Discover newsletter #10 of D2Grids project!

In this newsletter, we invite you to discover the extension of the D2GRIDS project, the news and events of the sector, and (...)

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District heating and cooling helping cities reach their climate and energy goals: Results of the EU level survey

Stakeholder survey ‘Urban Heating and Cooling Transition’ was launched in January 2022. Its results were presented and discus (...)

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How digital technology can help keep cities green and pleasant

  Photo : Preechar Bowonkitwanchai / shutterstock Parks, small woodlands and even simple patches of grass not only keep (...)

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The Cities Energy Saving Spring

Act now to ensure access to secure, sustainable and affordable energy for all! What is the Cities Energy Saving Sprint?   (...)

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5th Generation for Heating and Cooling grids: new pilot site integrated into D2GRIDS Project, Plymouth City Council

Plymouth City Council is joining the European project D2GRIDS! This Interreg NWE project aims to develop 5th generation (...)

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Diébédo Francis Kéré: how first Black winner of architecture’s top prize is committed to building ‘peaceful cities’

Burkina Faso’s Diébédo Francis Kéré has become the first African and the first Black person to win the Pritzker prize, archit (...)

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Why water inundates a home during one flood but spares it the next

  As the floodwaters rose in Southeast Queensland last week, my phone buzzed with texts from friends. We compared this event (...)