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Does the City of the Future Mean Fewer Cars?

by Emma Kantrowitz
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The U.S. has long been the land of the automobile. We design cities around parking lots, create suburbs “within driving distance” of major metropolises and have highways that span coast to coast. The car is an undeniable part of America’s history and has shaped how much of it looks today.

Sustainability at Work: SCS Global Services Releases 2018 Annual Report

Press Release

EMERYVILLE, Calif., April 18, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Following a banner year, international third-party certifier and standards developer SCS Global Services (SCS) is pleased to release its 2018 Annual Report in time for Earth Day. According to SCS Founder and CEO, Stanley P. Rhodes, the company’s growth and success is a direct reflection of the degree to which business, government, and NGO measures to promote sustainability have taken hold around the world in every economic sector.

How UPS Is Delivering Sustainable Urban Logistics

Cities around the world are growing more crowded every day, and this demographic shift is affecting quality of life in urban areas. At the same time, e-commerce is reshaping the way people live and work.
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Customers have become accustomed to getting nearly anything they want, when and where they want it. The convergence of these two issues is creating challenges already evident in some cities: increased congestion, smog, and noise pollution.

Tetra Tech Sponsored an Engineering News-Record Webinar on Resilient Building Design Strategies

Adapting building design to the changing climate
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With the rising frequency of extreme weather, the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry faces increasing demands to create buildings that can both survive in a changing climate and deliver superior performance across a range of conditions.

How Trucks, Bikes and Pedestrians Can Work Together

We all want greater quality of life, reduced congestion, enhanced safety and improved connectivity.
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Thomas Madrecki | UPS

Most mornings, I try to fit in a pre-work spin on some of the hillier roads around Washington D.C.

Out with a group of friends, pushing the pace, snapping sunrise photos and grabbing a cup of coffee after — it’s one of my favorite parts of the day. And as a transportation policy advocate, it’s also a time when I feel especially prone to moments of anger, frustration and wanting to change things for the better.

The Arbor Day Foundation Launches the Time for Trees™ Initiative to Plant 100 Million Trees by 2022

Initiative unites corporations, communities and citizens to take critical action to preserve the necessities of life affected by climate change
Press Release

LINCOLN, Neb., March 20, 2019 /3BL Media/ The Arbor Day Foundation today announced the launch of its Time for Trees initiative, a commitment to plant 100 million trees in forests and communities worldwide by 2022 – the 150th anniversary of Arbor Day. The initiative will leverage trees as a simple, powerful way to preserve the necessities of life on Earth that are becoming increasingly compromised, as well as reverse the damage done by climate change.

WEBINAR – Building Products for Healthy Interiors

An introduction to asthma & allergy friendly® certification for manufacturers
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March 20, 2019 /3BL Media/ Join Allergy Standards Limited and SCS Global Services to learn how certifying interior building products as asthma & allergy friendly® can differentiate your company within the growing health and wellness market.

Interview With Kevin Smith, Energy Analyst

Creating a more sustainable world by improving the energy efficiency of buildings
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Kevin Smith is an associate energy analyst with Glumac, A Tetra Tech Company, which provides full-service building design and commissioning. His role includes project management, energy analysis, and energy code compliance modeling. Kevin has a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and a double minor in Biology and Green Engineering from Virginia Tech.

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4 Ways Cities Can Build More Climate-Resilient Neighborhoods

Urban planners too often exclude those must vulnerable to the dangers of climate change. Here's how to make the dialogue more inclusive.
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Lubaina Rangwala | World Resources Institute
Lauretta Burke | World Resources Institute

As 21st century cities continue to grow, their capacities to adapt, learn and transform need to increase as well, especially in vulnerable neighborhoods. Cities are key players in the global movement to address the threats posed by climate change.

Working Together Toward More Sustainable, Livable Cities

Guest post by Alex Keros, Smart Cities Chief at GM Urban Mobility/Maven
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The pace of transportation technology development is opening the door to a broader array of mobility and partnership options. In parallel, perceptions toward personal car ownership are shifting, especially in urban environments. These trends afford us the opportunity to reexamine the way people are moving through their community, and leverage technology to help make that movement easier, safer and more reliable.

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