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November 2, 2016

Spotlight on Johannesburg’s Electricity – How the City of Gold is Regaining its Shine

Introduction The city of Johannesburg, located in Gauteng province South Africa, earned its nickname as “the city of gold” due to the gold rush that occurred […]
October 19, 2016

Delhi’s Urban Transportation System – Challenges Galore

Delhi is the national capital of India and lies in the north of the country. Ever since independence of India in 1947, a boom in economic […]
October 5, 2016

Geneva’s New Urban Energy Infrasystem – Connectivity for Sustainability

The city of Geneva has been at the epicenter of global governance and decision-making for nearly 100 years and is a prime example of local level […]
September 11, 2016

Searching for alternative ways of mobility in the metropolis of Mexico City

Over a decade ago, when I was an undergraduate, I used to commute daily to Santa Fe, one of Mexico City’s major business districts -and a […]
July 28, 2016

Cape Town’s Public Transport – the political obstacles to a unified smart card

Cape Town is developing into one of the most attractive and exciting cities in the world. There are, however, aspects of the city that have a […]
July 14, 2016

The Case of Vancouver – Simply Walk to Your Final Destination

Introduction Integrated policy that includes land use and transportation planning can reduce car-dependency in cities. One of the best examples in North America can be found […]
July 1, 2016

The Uber Effect

Uber has been around for 5 years, and much like a hurricane, wherever it passed through it left a trail of destruction in the form of […]
June 23, 2016

Toward an Integrated Resource Management strategy?

Management strategies must recognize the interconnections between human and biophysical systems to improve sustainability in cities. How could this be done? Integrated Resource Management provides an […]
May 26, 2016

Renewably Energized ‘Urban’scapes: What Now After the Innovations?

If we could imagine a world in which urban landscapes are energized entirely with renewables… what would this world look like? Beyond traffic stalled with only […]
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