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Q&A With Sustainable Cities Expert Jitendra Bajpai

The engineer and urban transport planner teaches a course on sustainable cities for the M.S. in Sustainability Management program. 

by |October 28, 2019

Working Toward Green Growth in Urban China

Last month, the Earth Institute’s Anyi Wang and Allison Bridges presented their research on Chinese urban environmental sustainability at a conference in Mexico City.

by |August 30, 2018
Rain, stormwater, Water, drain

When It Rains, It Pours: The Effects of Stormwater Runoff

Stormwater runoff can cause a lot of problems in aquatic ecosystems. Here’s how you can help mitigate those effects.

by |April 3, 2018

The Rise of Cities in the Battle Against Climate Change

Last week, Canada hosted the world’s first climate change summit for urban leaders. It looks like it will have a lasting impact on how we think about and take action on climate change.

by |March 13, 2018
Megan Ross

Megan Ross: Advancing Sustainability through Innovation and Cooperation

Sustainability Management graduate student Megan Ross thinks that banding together to advance sustainability might end up solving more than just climate change.  

by |March 7, 2018
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Turning Assessment into Action: Advancing China’s Urban Sustainability

How do you encourage cities to race to the top in sustainability performance?

by |February 8, 2018
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Sustainability Measurement in China: Fostering a Race to the Top

The Research Program on Sustainability Policy and Management recently released the China Sustainable Development Indicator System, a new sustainability indicator framework and annual ranking of the sustainability performance of Chinese cities.

by |January 23, 2018
taxi congestion

Congestion Pricing and a Sustainable NYC

Solving the transit problem is key to New York City’s health and well-being, and a new congestion pricing proposal is serious starting point.

by |January 22, 2018

Main Streets, Malls, and Sustainable Consumption

As new technologies continue to change consumption patterns, land use and social norms, we have an opportunity to ensure these changes result in an exciting sustainable lifestyle in a new type of sustainable city.

by |November 15, 2017

Forging Partnerships for Resilient, Low-Carbon Electricity Systems

As cities begin to rebuild infrastructure ravaged by hurricanes, now is the time to adopt climate-resilient energy systems. Innovative collaborations between public and private stakeholders can help.

by |October 13, 2017