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Lendlease Boss Says Regeneration of Major Cities Needs to Leave a Positive Legacy

Property Investor Today Summary The global head of Lendlease has called for an end to what he has described as an often unhealthy and politically charged approach to the regeneration of major cities. Steve McCann, in a keynote speech to business leaders in London, called for change and said...


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Burlington City Council Declares ‘Climate Emergency’

VT Digger Summary The City of Burlington has joined dozens of other U.S. municipalities in declaring a climate emergency days after thousands gathered in Burlington for the Global Climate Strike. The declaration also comes weeks after Mayor Miro Weinberger announced a plan to make Burlington...


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Sidewalk Labs and Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan to launch infrastructure company

CBC Summary Google parent company Alphabet Inc. and affiliate Sidewalk Labs are partnering with the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan to launch a new company that invests in North American infrastructure. The spin-out of Sidewalk Labs called Sidewalk Infrastructure Partners, plans to hold,...


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Driving Resiliency Through Your Organization's Energy Infrastructure

Ameresco Summary Leaders in large corporations, government agencies, and other organizations face numerous challenges in running their day-to-day operations. For them, energy – the lifeblood of many organizations – has historically been seen as reliable, and occasional power outages considered...

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SDG Knowledge Weekly: Cities and Infrastructure

Adam Fishman, SGD Knowledge Hub Summary This edition of the SDG Knowledge Weekly looks at SDG 9 (industry, innovation and infrastructure), with a focus on how infrastructure can undergird and support sustainable development as a whole, as well as sustainable cities and communities (SDG 11). ...

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Gas for Climate - A path to 2050

Energy Industry Review Summary A study recently published, performed by Navigant for the Gas for Climate consortium, serves as a follow-up to their study published in 2018, including a greatly expanded scope and analysis. While achieving 100% greenhouse gas reduction requires large quantities...

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Kids suffer most in one of Earth's most polluted cities

Beth Gardiner, National Geographic Summary ULAANBAATAR, MONGOLIA Coal is everywhere in Mongolia’s frigid capital. It sits beneath the towering smokestacks of power plants in piles as big as football fields. Drivers haul it through town in the open beds of pickup trucks. Vendors stack yellow...


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A Path to Neutrality – Princeton University Infrastructure Master Plan

Summary Due to campus growth and desire to address aging infrastructure in the face of bold carbon targets, Princeton University completed an Infrastructure Master Plan. Planning included analysis of heat recovery and energy storage opportunities, steam-to-hot water conversions, and water...

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Brownfields Redevelopment Receives Boost Under the BUILD Act

Amy P. Wang, The National Law Review Summary Redevelopment of environmentally-damaged property has seen steady growth in North Carolina and nationwide. The attraction to dense, urban communities offering work/live/play opportunities and away from suburban living has provided profitable...


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$85 million USAID energy security project begins in Ukraine

Igor Kossov, Kyiv Post Summary A U.S. Agency for International Development plan to improve Ukraine’s energy security saw its formal launch ceremony in Kyiv on Feb. 14. Under the plan, USAID awarded $85 million to U.S.-based engineering and consulting firm Tetra Tech to help reform and upgrade...