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Cooperation agreement signed in Singapore
During a dinner at the Danish Embassy in Singapore on 3 June 2014, the Danish Architecture Centre (DAC) and the Centre for Liveable Cities (CLC) signed a cooperation agreement, which will help expand the international scope and network of both centres. For quite some time, the parties have enjoyed an effective working relationship, which will now be further enhanced. The agreement prepares the ground for exchange visits, joint events, publications etc.
A critical perspective on sustainability
Sustainable and renewable everything is the agenda of today and the future. But how do we use the terms in the future, without diminishing their meaning? This spring semester the second batch of graduate students started to specialise in the area of ‘Technologies in Practice and Green Society’ at the IT University with a critical perspective on sustainability.
Hamburg Plans A People Friendly Green Network
Today, dedicated bicycle and pedestrian paths are becoming more common in the globes’ cities, for example Copenhagen has around 400 km of dedicated cycle paths. The latest initiative comes from Germany’s second largest city, Hamburg, which is hoping to have a dedicated Green Network for cyclists and pedestrians throughout the city within the next 20 years.
Solar Powered Bridge On The River Thames
The Blackfriars railway bridge has been converted into a giant solar power station. This is the largest solar bridge in the world and it is located on the River Thames in central London.
From Amsterdam To Geneva On Electricity
The electrification of the European vehicle fleet took another step forward early in 2014, as Supercharging stations were switched on in four Western European countries; providing free electricity for the users.
New York Supermarket Grows Food On The Rooftop
As cities look to decrease their consumption of resources from outside the city, one solution can be found in urban farming. A supermarket in New York is doing this with a greenhouse on its roof.
Profit for dinner
As much as half of the world’s food production is wasted before it reaches the plate. Restaurant Rub & Stub in Copenhagen has chosen to battle this problem and has started cooperating with various food stores and manufacturers which are providing surplus goods to the sustainable restaurant.
Electric Vehicles Dispensed By Vending Machines
In the city of Hangzhou, China, with a population of 10 million, and which already hosts the largest bikeshare service in the world, there is now electric vehicle carsharing delivered by giant vending machines.
Urban Cycling Takes Off In Latin American Cities
As shown in a recently released study, urban cycling, one of the cheapest, healthiest and environmentally friendly ways of transporting yourself is gaining popularity in Latin American cities.
Bhutanese vehicles to go all electric
Located at the eastern end of the Himalayas, the small Kingdom of Bhutan is serious about transforming its entire transport fleet for the better - by introducing electric vehicles.