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Las Vegas – Toyota has unveiled plans to a build a prototype ‘city of the future’ at the base of Mt. Fuji in Japan. It is envisioned
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New Haven – Large cities around the world continue to favor ‘inefficient and unsustainable’ outward growth into suburbs, instead of high-density upward growth, finds a new study.
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Zurich – Zurich has been named the most forward-looking city in Europe in a ranking of 100 cities. It stood out for having the highest proportion of
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Zurich – Researchers at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich are conducting interdisciplinary research into the development of materials that open the door to organic
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Lausanne – In order to reach the targets of the 2,000 Watt Society, single-family homes in peri-urban residential neighborhoods must become more sustainable. According to a recent study,
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Bangkok – Landscapers have planted Asia’s largest urban rooftop farm atop one of Thailand’s oldest universities. The 7,000-square-meter green space can help feed people and even mitigate the
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Madrid – A new report from the International Resource Panel has found that reducing demand for floor space in G7 countries by up to 20% could lower
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New York – Park Avenue Green, a multifamily, affordable housing building in New York City, has now been certified by the Passive House Institute, making it the
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London – C40 Cities has launched a new global competition to inspire cities to turn underutilized sites into sustainable and resilient landmarks of the future.

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Nairobi – UN-Habitat and ICLEI teamed up in 2012 to support eight cities develop urban low emission development strategies. They have now taken the project into a
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Prague – This year’s EUROCITIES Awards were awarded under the theme ‘cities at a crossroads’, reflecting the new political landscape at the EU level as well as
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Pfungen ZH – An innovative brick developed by brick manufacturer Keller AG Ziegeleien has received the Swiss ECO-1 label. It is used in the company’s KISmur facade
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Barcelona - A new study has confirmed that trees, parks and gardens near residential homes in cities can prevent premature deaths.

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Zurich – A new index has ranked Zurich the most prosperous city in the world for its citizens. The city stood out in particular for its high
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Barcelona – Stockholm has won the top prize at the World Smart City Awards, which were handed out at this year’s Smart City Expo World Congress. Other
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Lausanne – Researchers in Switzerland have developed geothermal panels that can capture the heat generated in subway tunnels and use it to heat water or buildings. The
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Gaobeidian – The Gaobeidian Railway City in central Hebei province is currently the largest Passive House project in the world. Comprising 330,000 square metres of certified Passive
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Dubai – The Sustainable City development in Dubai aims to be a net-zero settlement that uses as little energy and water as possible. The ‘living laboratory’ will
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Zurich/Beijing – A group of Swiss SMEs is working together to promote sustainable spatial planning and construction in China. To support their work, they set up the
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Zurich – SmartCityAlliance wants to connect smart city stakeholders, such as companies, universities and foundations, with government authorities and property managers. Its motto is that it takes a
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