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Edinburgh councillors told to prioritise poverty, sustainability and wellbeing, while saving £86.7 million

Edinburgh councillors told to prioritise poverty, sustainability and wellbeing, while saving £86.7 million

The call forms part of the Scottish capital’s four-year Change Strategy, which aims to build a more inclusive and fairer city.

Circular economy will replace wasteful linear one by 2029

Circular economy will replace wasteful linear one by 2029

Sustainability officers must put in place new models and encourage the continuous reuse of materials to minimise waste and the demand for additional natural resource consumption.

Deerfield Beach launches city-wide energy efficiency project

Deerfield Beach launches city-wide energy efficiency project

The Florida city will work with Siemens on a 17-year infrastructure improvement project which will also increase the use of alternative energy sources.

Council trial finds “breakthrough” technology could dramatically cut UK waste

Council trial finds “breakthrough” technology could dramatically cut UK waste

The trial suggests that if the HERU was rolled out across the UK, it could prevent 13.5 million tonnes of resource entering the UK’s waste system.

Is pride key to making greener choices and saving the planet?

Is pride key to making greener choices and saving the planet?

New research reckons that recalling previous green behaviour has a more positive impact on making future sustainable and environmentally friendly choices than feeling guilty.

Digital twins could form the "end game" for optimum smart city design

Digital twins could form the "end game" for optimum smart city design

Research finds that urban digital twinning and city modelling technology is having a transformative effect on how cities are designed, monitored, and managed.

Smart City Expo Atlanta announces top speakers

Smart City Expo Atlanta announces top speakers

The Expo aims to redefine what it means to be a smart city and will convene mayors, CEOs, CIOs and innovators to discuss issues and share knowledge.

Plymouth City Council trials vehicle-to-grid for its EV fleet

Plymouth City Council trials vehicle-to-grid for its EV fleet

The UK council, which has set a goal of being carbon neutral, is partnering with E-Flex, a demonstration project led by Cisco.

Can living walls make our cities smarter and more sustainable?

Can living walls make our cities smarter and more sustainable?

Vertical Field is collaborating with academia to study the impact of smart living walls in urban settings in terms of the environment, human health and wellbeing.

Nordic CEOs seek to collaborate with governments on climate action

Nordic CEOs seek to collaborate with governments on climate action

The CEOs alliance presented its vision for achieving the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals through greater public-private sector collaboration.