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The Good News Paradox: Reflecting on the Human Development Index
Alex Aylett, 8 Nov 10 This year's Human Development Index (HDI) came out last week and it was full of good news. The HDI started out 20 years ago to provide a way of indexing development and progress that gives a fuller picture of human...
Seven Rules for Sustainable Communities: Design Strategies for the Post-Carbon World
Amanda Reed, 4 Nov 10 Patrick M. Condon, the James Taylor Chair in Landscape and Liveable Environments at the University of British Columbia, has just written a new book Seven Rules for Sustainable Communities: Design Strategies for the Post-Carbon World. The book aims to be...
China's Urban Low Carbon Future in Shanghai
WorldChanging Team, 1 Nov 10 by Warren Karlenzig China Pavilion, 2010 Shanghai World Expo (Copyright Flickr photographer: penphoto) The Shanghai Expo officially closed yesterday with pomp, circumstance, and a confirmation of the city as the planet's primary hope for a low-carbon future. "Eco-friendly development and...
NYC's Green Infrastructure Plan
Alison Killing, 29 Oct 10 New York City is once again leading the way in sustainably planning for the future with forward thinking infrastructure development plans. The New York City Green Infrastructure Plan aims to reduce combined sewer overflows (CSOs) by 40 percent, while...
Preview: Shanghai Expo Summit Urban Sustainability Forum
WorldChanging Team, 25 Oct 10 by Warren Karlenzig UK Pavilion, Shanghai Expo 2010 by Heatherwick Studio. This weekend I'm attending the Shanghai Expo Summit Forum as part of a United Nations delegation. The Oct. 31 event, which will be on "Urban Innovation and Sustainable Development...
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