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World Cities Day: London's Best Idea?

November 10, 2014 by Future Cape Town

London and Ideas

While London’s lidos and spots like the Hamstead Heath Ponds currently cater for swimming in the city, this bold reclaiming of London’s greatest natural asset is potentially a strong symbolic project. Creating a new public space on the river, funded by citizens themselves, could be an empowering civic exercise.[read more]

Three Maps Help Explain São Paulo, Brazil's Water Crisis

November 6, 2014 by TheCityFix - produced by EMBARQ

Brazil Water Crisis

The worst drought to grip São Paulo, Brazil and neighboring states in 80 years is wreaking havoc on the local population. As of late October, key reservoirs hold less than two weeks’ worth of drinking water. Schools and health centers are closing early, and restaurants are steering customers away from restrooms.[read more]

Why ALL Cities Should Abandon Traditional Surface Water Drainage Strategies

November 5, 2014 by Global Site Plans - The Grid

Urban Drainage Issues in Nairobi

Nairobi, Kenya lies at the border of the central highlands and the flat dry plains, composing an exceptionally interesting subtropical highland climate. This translates to two rainy seasons. The southern sloping terrain enables a natural drainage flow that settles in the southern plains, causing occasional flooding.[read more]

Wind Energy Jobs are Also Water Conservation Jobs [INFOGRAPHIC]

November 1, 2014 by Jeff McIntire-Strasburg

Wind and Water Conservation

Think you’d like to work in the field of water conservation? Though you may be tempted to think that such gigs exist almost completely within the non-profit, academic, and government spheres, water gets used (and often reused) in all sorts of industries.[read more]

Lessons Learned from Limiting My Water Use: You Don't Waste What You Don't Have

October 29, 2014 by Jeff McIntire-Strasburg

Water Use and Waste Prevention

I’m still thinking about my 4 Liters Challenge from a few weeks ago – it’s amazing how much we take a resource like water for granted! While a number of things I learned stand out, I constantly come back to turning on the water without even thinking about it – I had to catch myself a number of times.[read more]

The Many, Many Health Benefits of Water [INFOGRAPHIC]

October 25, 2014 by Jeff McIntire-Strasburg

The Importance of Water

Drinking water is good for you. Duh! Yes, we all know that water is vital to maintaining health, and even life itself; if asked to name the health benefits of water beyond “maintaining health and life itself,” though, most of us might find ourselves stumped.[read more]

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Indian Industry Think Tank Proposes Improved Government Guidelines on Smart Cities Resilience Model

October 21, 2014 by David Thorpe

The report's cover

An Indian business think tank has developed a Smart Cities Maturity Model (SCMM) to establish the metrics to be applied to a Future City for gauging resilience. It argues that current investment in India for its 100 Smart Cities programme must apply these to be successful, and is dangerously narrow-focussed at present.[read more]

Park Director Says Main Source of Brazil's São Francisco River Is Dry

October 15, 2014 by Global Site Plans - The Grid

Water Source Loss

The São Francisco basin covers five states in Brazil and experts say the biodiversity of the region is under threat. The director of the Serra da Canastra National Park, Arthur Luiz Castanheira, said in an interview that the source of the São Francisco River, located in São Roque de Minas, is now dry.[read more]

Water Outages and Rationing in São Paulo, Brazil Lead to Protests

October 13, 2014 by Global Site Plans - The Grid

Brazil Water Protests

The Movement of Landless Workers (MTST) has been protesting since the afternoon of Thursday [September 25th] outside the headquarters of the Basic Sanitation Company of the State of São Paulo (SABESP) in Pinheiros, west of the capital.[read more]

Women in Food: Suzanne Nelson Moves from Journalist to Sustainable Livestock Farmer

October 10, 2014 by Seedstock Sustainable Agriculture

Sustainable Livestock Farming

Suzanne Nelson was a journalist, working for Roll Call in D.C. In a self-described dream job, she wrote about money, politics, and separation of powers. But while on the career path toward becoming a reporter for a major daily newspaper, Nelson became disillusioned with the process of making news.[read more]

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VIDEO: What Makes a Sustainable City?

October 7, 2014 by David Thorpe
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David Thorpe

A talk and presentation by David Thorpe at Cardiff's Green City event on Saturday 27 September 2014. David is the Special Correspondent on Sustainable Cities Collective.[read more]

There is No Such Thing as Waste, Only Wasted Resources

October 2, 2014 by Walid Norris

Waste, Wasted Resources, and Efficiency

With growing populations and increasing impacts from climate change, forward-thinking cities are scrambling to adopt green infrastructure to become more resilient. Green roofs, green spaces and flood management systems can help cities like Rotterdam manage climate impacts.[read more]