sustainable development

An approach to developing anything that recognizes the need to meet the challenges of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

Seattle City Model: prototype for the future of sustainable urban development

Seattle 3D Model: A Prototype for Sustainable Urban Development

No longer is 3D modeling a rare occurrence in the building design process. Building Information Modeling (BIM) is a widely accepted practice growing…
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Ford CSR Leverages Technology & NGOs to Deliver Health Care in India

Ford recently wrapped up a pilot project that explored rural health care access as a means to expand its corporate social responsibility (CSR)…
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Record Growth Drives Global Wind Power Capacity 19% Higher

The U.S. and Europe led the world in wind power capacity growth in 2012, though Asia, with China leading the way, continued to…

Nebraska Utility to Test Solar Powered Irrigation System

The largest utility in Nebraska, the nation's only public power state and the world capital of center pivot irrigation systems, is planning to…

Smart Highway to be Installed in Netherlands in 2013

What happens when one of the Netherlands' foremost artists joins forces with a renowned engineering firm? The world's first interactive smart highway, which…
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Impact Investing for the New Economy: People

With seemingly countless examples of communities catalyzing clean energy solutions for themselves, the time is ripe to promote divestment from fossil fuels and…

Spanish Renewable Energy Investments Slow with U.S. Regulatory Changes

Renewable energy investments in the U.S. had a bumper year in 2012, and Spanish wind investors, like Iberdrola Renewables, have plenty to show…
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OriginOil Tests Breakthrough Aquaculture Water Decontamination System

Los Angeles-based OriginOil says its Solids Out of a Solution (SOS) technology “could help the aquaculture industry reduce toxin levels and adopt algae…
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The iShack: Bringing Renewable Energy to South Africa Settlements

Connecting impoverished homes with electricity and access to safe drinking water has always been a challenge in South Africa. The iShack is a…

Ramsar Policy Paper Urges Greater Protection, Wiser Use of Water and Wetlands

More than half of the world's wetlands were lost in the 20th century. Marking the Ramsar Convention's World Wetlands Day 2013, a host…

Is the Sharing Economy Innately Sustainable?

There’s no doubt that sharing promotes collaborative exchange and that husbanding our natural resources is good for the environment, but will this trend…

UN, World Bank to Work Together; Show Multilateral System is “Indispensable”

Senior executives at the two international organizations put out a video saying they will strive to work together more effectively and act as…
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Distributed Renewable Energy & Microfinance: A Potent Combination

A rural electrification program in Nicaragua highlights the cross-cutting advantages and benefits adding a microfinance element contributes to improving their viability and sustainability.
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Abu Dhabi’s Promise of a Bright Energy Future

Abu Dhabi is strategically positioned to initiate a new phase in the global effort to transition to renewable energy sources.
Collaborative User Manual

A Budding Model of a Truly Sustainable Community

Three ways to take transformational action to balance the needs of people, planet and profit.