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Iconic U.S. Steel Tower Earns ENERGY STAR Certification

February 14, 2017 by evolve environment::architecture

Pittsburgh's tallest building, the US Steel Tower, has recently achieved ENERGY STAR certification. The accomplishment is the result of a strategic effort to retrofit the building with new controls, lighting and HVAC equipment, and other improvements. The US Steel Tower is one of the largest and oldest office buildings in the world to earn ENERGY STAR certification, the US EPA's designation for commercial buildings ranking high in energy efficiency.[read more]

January's Top 5 Posts on SustainableCities Collective

February 8, 2017 by Patrick Sutton

SustainableCities Collective is about bringing together the brightest minds in Sustainability and Urban Planning. Our goal is to offer a platform to share ideas, experiences, and skills with a community that shares that passion. We receive dozens of contributions from the best in the industry every day. To make sure you didn't miss out,...[read more]

Top 5 Posts on SustainableCities Collective [August]

September 1, 2016 by Patrick Sutton

SustainableCities Collective is about bringing together the brightest minds in Sustainability and Urban Planning. Our goal is to offer a platform to share ideas, experiences, and skills with a community that shares that passion. We receive dozens of contributions from the best in the industry every day. To make sure you didn't miss out,...[read more]

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Call for Contributors

July 11, 2016 by Patrick Sutton

Did you know that you can contribute to Sustainable Cities Collective? That’s right, SCC has an open call for contributors and is looking for new voices to join our community. What does it mean to be a contributor? A Sustainable Cities Collective contributor provides content to be published on the site. That can be original writing...[read more]

Vertical City Concept : How to Live a Sustainable Life

April 18, 2016 by Sarah Smith
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You might be wondering how to live a sustainable life. People are starting to look to the vertical city concept as a solution to this growing and unavoidable problem.[read more]

Tech Updates : How to Design a Stormwater Drainage System

March 24, 2016 by Sarah Smith
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Since this time, engineers have searched for better methods and environmental scientists have been seeking alternative designs that will collect, treat and move the storm water after the snow melts or a rainstorm occurs.[read more]

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Exploring the Popularity and Positive Aspects of RVing

February 18, 2016 by Ryan Kh
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RVing is a great American pastime that’s as popular as ever – especially since gas prices dropped. Traveling by RV instantly takes you back to the heyday of American road trips when the highway system was new and people were experiencing a new sense of freedom.[read more]

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Greener Workplaces and How It’s Possible To Achieve Them

January 22, 2016 by Ryan Kh
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Making your office more environmentally friendly or "green" is about more than simply being politically correct or keeping up with the latest worldwide trends; it's about contributing to the sustainability of your local community and environment, running a business that is more cost effective, and creating an increased sense of community in the working environment.[read more]

In Memoriam: Robin Fray Carey

December 31, 2015 by aweiner
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We've lost our fearless leader, Robin Carey. For those of you who knew Robin, you know she was larger than life. She lit up a room, commanded an audience, and was so proud of every single member of the SMT community. Those who crossed her path were made better just by knowing her. We ask for prayers and thoughts to her family. We will be taking time to grieve this incredible loss.[read more]

Social Media Sparks Large Spontaneous Urban Demonstrations Against Racism

July 29, 2015 by Nora Lindström
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Demo shows power of social media

A beautiful summer afternoon formed the backdrop to a 15,000-strong demonstration against racism and intolerance in Helsinki today. The demonstration was prompted by a racist and xenophobic Facebook post by a member of parliament from the nationalist-populist(-racist) Perussuomalaiset (“True Finns”) party.[read more]

How Crowdfunding Is Creating Permanently Affordable Real Estate and Vibrant Streets

July 23, 2015 by Shareable .

New York City streets: no longer so mean.

Faced with the rising rents for commercial properties in cities, the New York City Real Estate Investment Cooperative is helping to turn vacant municipal properties into “vibrant streets filled with local culture and dignified workers” using crowdfunding: small investments by a large number of people in permanently affordable, commercial real estate.[read more]

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City Leaders: $164m Up For Grabs in the 3rd 100 Resilient Cities Challenge

July 22, 2015 by David Thorpe

Cities are woefully unprepared for the future

Cities around the world are now able to apply for a slice of $164 million from The Rockefeller Foundation in its 100 Resilient Cities Challenge. The opening of the third and final round of this challenge was announced yesterday at the “Cities for Tomorrow” conference.[read more]