Sustainability

The impact humans have made on environment in the last century may be irreversible, but private citizens, governments, science and innovators and even businesses are uniting to turn a negative into a positive impact. Environmental sustainable development draws on concepts of little waste, lower consumption and switching to green, environmentally-sustainable resources like solar and wind or materials which can constantly be up-cycled. Cradle-to-cradle design and thinking are changing the way we consume and how we handle waste, focusing on solutions which only have a positive impact and leave virtually no footprint.

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Copenhagen energy efficiency summit

The Energy Efficiency Global Forum is a top event in the field of sustainability. It brings together high-level people from business, government, and academia for two days of intense dialogue and mobilization. This year, EE Global meets in Copenhagen. The theme: Innovation, Investment, Impact.

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Top urban gardening tips

Want to garden in the city, but you don’t have any land? URBAN HUB looks into some of the best ways for urbanites to flex their green thumbs. Window, community or guerrilla gardening? Mix and match to create the option that works best for you.

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Improving youth employment prospects

Urban mobility expert thyssenkrupp Elevator is launching a new partnership with SOS Children’s Villages – a global NGO. Project SEED offers skills training and real-world work experience to young people in regions with severe youth unemployment. It kicks off on November 14-15, 2017, in Bogota, Colombia.

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Planning San Francisco's waterfront

The San Francisco waterfront is integral to the city’s identity, and its ongoing development is the responsibility of people like Dan Hodapp, Senior Waterfront Planner & Urban Designer, Port of San Francisco. URBAN HUB talks with Dan about his unique experience over the past 24 years.

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Improving mobility at home

It has never been easier to improve mobility. We often think of mobility in terms of tall buildings and transportation, but it is also important in many smaller-scale settings, such as libraries or schools. And now, there’s a solution that specifically addresses the needs of your own home.

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Urban Quality of Life

Tyler Brûlé’s urban interests are regularly on display in his influential magazine Monocle, in the annual Monocle Quality of Life Survey of 25 world cities, and at the Urban Quality of Life Conference. URBAN HUB talks with Tyler Brûlé about how he became so interested in the multi-faceted aspects of city living.

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Design for people, not cars

Is modern urban life possible without the car? Many cities are experimenting with ways to do just that. Their goal is to improve air quality and mobility, reduce noise, and reclaim the streets for pedestrians. URBAN HUB takes a stroll through some of the new urban landscapes under construction.

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