sustainable cities

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The 2030 Palette is a free online platform that puts the principles and actions behind Zero Net Carbon and resilient built environments at the fingertips of designers, planners, and builders worldwide. The swatches, or sustainable design strategies, address energy consumption and greenhouse gas emission at all scales – from regional planning to building details.  
Post date: 5 Okt 2018
Type: Link

A very busy agenda from 8 to 11 November in Brussels: 170 sessions, 6.000 participants, officials from EU institutions and national and regional organisms and other relevant stakeholders. Hence, at least, this is a unique moment to make friends and expand your networks in all possible levels.
Post date: 5 Okt 2018
Type: News

The URBAN GreenUP analysis on obstacles hampering the implementation of Nature-Based Solutions and the related countermeasures is now available  
Post date: 1 Okt 2018
Type: News

This map is a place for you to share how and where in the world you’re participating in World Green Building Week 2018. Will you learn more about the benefits of a greener home? Will you share the week with friends and family? Will you lead your community by hosting an event to take steps toward a greener, healthier world – starting at home?
Post date: 24 Sep 2018
Type: Link

Following the SBE16-Thessaloniki conference, SBE16 SBE19-Thessaloniki “Sustainability in the built environment for climate change mitigation” attempts to address a large palette of issues concerning sustainability and consider their interrelation with regard to climate change.
Post date: 11 Sep 2018
Type: Ereignis

The World Energy and Environment Technology Ltd. is happy to announce the Global Conference on Energy and Sustainable Development, 2018. The Conference not only provides a venue for researchers from the United Kingdom but also for worldwide researchers and specialists and those interested in learning about the energy and sustainable development. The conference will cover the following topic but not limited to:
Post date: 30 Aug 2018
Type: Ereignis

If you’ve felt uncomfortably hot in a city this summer, chances are it’s not just because of the weather. Look around any urban centre and you’ll see the built environment itself exacerbates summer temperatures. Vehicles stuck in traffic emitting heat. Airconditioners pumping waste heat into the air. Concrete and asphalt across almost every surface, absorbing and radiating the sun’s rays. Urban canyons formed between tall buildings, trapping heat at the street level.
Post date: 23 Aug 2018
Type: Link

The document provides a detailed description of the green urban interventions implemented by the project   URBAN GreenUP has released a Nature-Based Solutions (NBS) catalogue, which is publicly available on the project’s website. The catalogue aims at fostering the global uptake of the URBAN GreenUP approach by providing cities worldwide with robust indicators on how to embrace urban challenges using nature.  
Post date: 11 Jul 2018
Type: News

EcoProcura is an international conference series which has been running for the past twenty years. The long-running series has sought to provide a platform to push the sustainable urban development agenda forward through sustainable, innovative and circular procurement, both from a practical and policy perspective.
Post date: 20 Jun 2018
Type: Ereignis

The English city is leaving behind its maritime past by introducing innovative green solutions into its urban spaces   If you happen to swing by Liverpool in the future, you will probably see a tree urban drainage system in Bold Street, where people frequently shop.   Surface water flooding is a problem in many cities. Rainwater cannot penetrate cemented soil, and storms often overwhelm available sewage systems affecting properties and livelihoods.  
Post date: 7 Jun 2018
Type: News