Imagining the Smart Cities of 2050

Bringing together mega-economies, green city infrastructure, and e-services that decimate inefficiency, future transportation and web-based urban services will shape how and where we live, on unthinkable dimensions.

Green Spaces as Kids; Better Mental Health Later

Children who grow up with greener surroundings have up to 55 percent less risk of developing various mental disorders later in life. This is shown by a new study emphasizing the need for designing green and healthy cities for the future.

How to reimagine public transit and get people out of cars

From the perspective of passengers, the main features of a world-class public transport system would include frequent, reliable and affordable services; a single ticketing system, new low-emission vehicles; and high-quality waiting facilities.

New York, U.S. Banned Plastic Foam Containers

As of January 1, 2019 stores, restaurants, and mobile food commissaries are banned from using foam products such as takeout clamshells, cups, and plates.

Washington, U.S. to Go 100% Renewable by 2032

The commitment is part of the Clean Energy DC Omnibus Act of 2018, which also includes measures to reduce emissions from buildings and transportation.

Bristol, England, aims for carbon neutrality by 2030

Bristol has certainly pioneered a name for itself as a center for all things green. Now Bristol's city council has declared a climate emergency and promised to target complete carbon neutrality for the city by 2030.

Free Public Transportation In Dunkirk Is Changing The City's Dynamic

Free public transport in the French channel port of Dunkirk has given rise to a quiet revolution. Fare-free buses have made residents not only happier but also more active in their communities.

France wants to triple bike use with better cycle lanes

The government will launch fund to invest 350 million euros ($410 million) in cycling infrastructure the next seven years.

Major Forum launched to encourage fossil fuel divestment

As major cities around the world make pledges to abandon fossil fuels, C40 Cities, have launched the C40 Divest/Invest Forum, a first-of-its-kind initiative to help urban leaders to accelerate green investment.

Solar-powered ‘smart benches’ come to south London

The smart benches allow people to charge phones, use free WiFi, and track levels of air pollution, all powered by a solar panel.

How we will inhabit the future

For the first time in the history of human civilization, most people live in cities. Climate change, water, garbage, transportation flows and digital connectivity will shape the future quality of daily life in our ever-denser habitat.

Modular removable paving system for cities of the future

A modular, reconfigurable paving prototype called Dynamic Street is a flexible system that would allow the function of a street to change quickly - from a roadway for cars one day to a kids' play space the next.

River Pollution is Recycled to Make Floating Public Parks

The Recycled Island Foundation has been collecting litter from the Maas River in Rotterdam and recycling it into floating islands that benefit people and the aquatic ecosystem on which they drift.

Netherlands to pay people to get on bikes

In the Netherlands, where a quarter of the country bikes regularly, the government still wants companies to pay employees 19 cents (US 22 cents) per kilometer for riding to work.

Estonia will soon offer free public transportation

The country plans to offer free state-run bus travel starting on July 1, 2018. This move will be the biggest national free public transportation plan in the entire world.