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Melbourne - Melbourne’s tram network is now running entirely on solar power thanks to offset certificates purchased from the newly opened Numurkah Solar Farm.

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Zurich – Switzerland could save around 175 billion Swiss francs in energy costs in just 25 years with energy-efficient buildings, a new study finds. This will require
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Lausanne – Master’s students at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL) have developed smart indoor greenhouses that let urban residents grow herbs, lettuce or strawberries
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Dublin – Green spaces in urban areas can have different health outcomes for residents, as several studies have shown. One newspaper has now looked into the findings.
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Bonn - The 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations must be adopted as a framework for urban planners around the world. That is the conclusion
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The city of Rome is experimenting with a new way of incentivizing people to recycle plastic bottles: transit fare. For every bottle recycled, people receive five cents
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Shanghai – New provisions came into force this month in Shanghai with the aim of newly regulating the city’s approach to dealing with garbage. The city is
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Mountain View, CA – Google Maps now offers real-time bikeshare data in 24 cities around the world, including Zurich. More cities are on the way.

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Zurich – A small home with a flexible floor plan has been created on ETH’s Hönggerberg campus. Here, ETH Professor Elli Mosayebi will be testing new forms
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Zurich – A new study from the Crowther Lab at ETH Zurich has found that 77% of major cities around the world will experience a climate in
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Zurich – Metropolitan Conference Zurich has launched the Smart Use project, which will combine different data on actual use behaviour for spatial and traffic planning purposes.
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Salt Lake City – Representatives of civil society and senior UN officials will meet at the UN Civil Society Conference at the end of August to discuss
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Lausanne - Researchers in Switzerland have calculated how the heat that is produced in metro tunnels can be captured and used to heat and cool neighbouring residences.
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New York – Bloomberg Philanthropies has launched a new initiative for European capital cities that will help accelerate digital innovation to improve urban services.

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Berlin – Volkswagen is entering the growing car sharing sector with a fleet of 1,500 e-Golf vehicles in Berlin. WeShare will later expand to Prague and to
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Zurich – Real estate developer Halter AG has developed a unique residential concept. The first apartments, which are now ready for occupancy in Adliswil in the canton
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Albany - The New York State Senate has passed a bill that will see the state use 100 per cent clean energy by 2040 and go
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London – Consumption-based emissions from nearly 100 of the world’s biggest cities represent 10 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions, according to new research from C40
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London – Seventeen Stirling Prize winners, including Foster + Partners and Zaha Hadid Architects, have released a declaration calling on UK architects to create “architecture and urbanism
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Nairobi – The UN-Habitat Assembly ended with delegates passing five resolutions on a range of topics, including safer cities, implementing the New Urban Agenda, and improving urban-rural linkages
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