Posts tagged air pollution
COP23: How Cities Can Transition From Industrial to Sustainable - CityLab

A new alliance has representatives from Pittsburgh, Essen, Beijing, and other metros swapping strategies for transforming from a factory town to a sustainable city.

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Tax Subsidies for Parking Make Traffic, Pollution Worse - CityLab

A new report from TransitCenter shares impact of tax subsidies on parking:Commuter benefits programs (also known as tax subsidies) for drivers—or rather, parkers—cost the U.S. $7.3 billion each year, add about 820,000 commuters to the road, and result in an extra 4.6 billion miles driven annually.

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Smart Cities and the Weather

Disaster management is a focus of smart city innovations. As people seek to improve and optimize these systems, smart cities are beginning to understand the connection between weather and many of their goals.  A number of vendors (for example, IBM, Schneider Electric, and others) now offer weather data-driven services focused specifically on smart city interests.

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How Much Are Trees Worth to Megacities?

In a metropolis teeming with shuffling crowds, cranes and high-rises shouldn’t be the only things reaching skywards. Megacities—those urban centers crammed with more than 10 million people—would be well served to double down on their arboreal assets, according to a new paper in the upcoming issue of the journal Ecological Modeling.

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How 5 cities are using technology to reduce the harmful effects of dirty air

Given all the tools and technologies available today, it seems like air pollution ought to be something we can solve – or at least keep from getting worse. But a recent report in the Times of India suggests that an abnormal 152% growth in private vehicles is contributing to dwindling air quality in Hyderabad, the capital city of Telangana in southern India.

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