Strong Cities founder Chuck Marohn believes that the current urban development model is fundamentally flawed, but that it is not too late to start building and investing more sustainably.
Posts Tagged: sustainability
We have a massive gap between what we spend on infrastructure and what we need to spend to bring our systems up to snuff.
It’s no secret that the ocean is a vast space. Comprising over 90 percent of the Earth’s habitable space, it seems impossible that humans could have a serious impact on this massive environment teeming with life. However, scientific research at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is proving that we can and are havingRead… Read more »
We hear it every day: Government needs to cut costs. But how? If government is going to continue serving the public, there are certain things like workforce, infrastructure, and technology that must receive funding. Instead of cutting vital assets, we must instead seek efficiencies. According to IBM, a primary focus area should be how weRead… Read more »
Much has been made about reducing greenhouse gas emissions and pollution through the production and use of hybrid and/or electrical vehicles. Many companies and governmental jurisdictions are rushing to buy such vehicles, and/or to construct charging stations. However, if one considers the life-cycle of carbon emissions, it turns out that H/EVs are more damaging thanRead… Read more »
The General Services Administration has recommended two green building certification systems for agencies to follow for construction and renovation projects. GSA chose the Green Building Initiative’s Green Globes and the LEED system from the U.S. Green Building Council after reviewing input from the public and stakeholders, the agency said Friday. Kevin Kampschroer, director of GSA’sRead… Read more »
Most major cities have implemented some level of bike sharing programs in their community. And based on usage reports, these programs have shown to be well received by people in these communities. The idea behind the setup is fairly simple: install bike docking stations at key locations through a city and allow people to rentRead… Read more »
Check out EPA’s new infographic: MSW in the United States. How does your community or office measure up? Are you trying any new innovative approaches to reduce waste and increase recycling?
A great post by my colleague Lana Suarez about the 2013 Federal Green Challenge award winners. Has your agency joined the challenge yet? By Lana Suárez When I joined the Federal Green Challenge team in October 2011, I had no idea what I was getting in to but quickly realized this dynamic group of regionalRead… Read more »
AFCEA Bethesda Smart Tech Symposium Interview Series: Seth Guikema On October 23, AFCEA Bethesda is hosting an innovative educational symposium for government and industry participants who are or want to be on the cutting edge of smart technology and sustainability. The goals of the event are to make the business case for sustainability, show “bigRead… Read more »