Sustainable Cities and Communities

Sustainable Development Goal
hydropanels
In November, 2019, an Arizona renewable water company began a collaboration aimed at improving quality of life and infrastructure in McDowell County, West Virginia through hydropanels. The partnership, which includes Zero Mass Water, one2one USA Foundation, and DigDeep, will provide residents of the rural county with clean drinking water. The technology itself, the SOURCE Hydropanel,...
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Childbase Partnership runs 43 day nurseries throughout the South of England, providing for nearly 6,000 children aged between six weeks to five years
UK childcare and education provider Childbase Partnership has announced a radical new commitment to achieve a net-zero carbon footprint across its nurseries and head office by 2030. Childbase Partnership runs 43 day nurseries throughout the South of England, providing for nearly 6,000 children aged between six weeks to five years The company has pledged to...
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covered lounge chairs by a pool surrounded by palm trees
Just off the western Pacific shore of Panama lies Isla Palenque, a private island sanctuary with nearly 400 acres of lush jungle and a luxury resort that prides itself on low-impact living. Unlike the traditional beach resort, Isla Palenque promises paradise for wildlife and nature lovers who are invited to explore a relatively undeveloped island —...
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hotel huts with thatched roofs
For travelers who want to learn more about the environment they are visiting, the Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort, a leading eco-luxe property in Fiji, is helping guests do just that with a recently expanded program for botanical education. Guests to the resort can take new tours, where they learn about medicinal and edible plants as well as rare palms....
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rendering of city with a few tall buildings and several solar panels
Milan-based architecture firm Stefano Boeri Architetti has unveiled innovative designs for a nature-infused smart city in Cancun, Mexico that will serve as a model for resilient and sustainable urban planning. Created for Honduras-based textile conglomerate and property developer Grupo Karim, ‘Smart Forest City – Cancun’ is a proposed alternative to plans for a shopping district in...
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long black home surrounded by trees
In the Texan suburb of Addison just north of Dallas, 5G Studio Collaborative has completed the Winnwood Residence, a contemporary home that blurs the line between the indoors and out. Certified LEED Platinum, the single-family home offsets all its energy use with a 10 kW rooftop solar array and geothermal wells drilled beneath the driveway. Walls of glass,...
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Irish utility Energia and technology firm Moixa have partnered to in a bid to create a 120 kWh ‘virtual power plant’ (VPP), consisting of home smart batteries, rooftop solar and electric vehicles (EVs). Image: Moixa/Greenhouse Under the scheme, Energia’s domestic energy customers will be offered a 4.8 kWh Moixa Smart Battery and a rooftop solar...
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The Eden Project, located in Bodelva, Cornwall, UK, and EGS Energy Limited, also located in Cornwall, have announced funding has been secured to drill the first well for its pioneering geothermal heat and power project. After a 10-year campaign to bring the clean, green technology to Cornwall, the partners said that the £16.8 million in funding will enable...
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To better manage plastic waste, Los Angeles is in talks with Technisoil, an innovative manufacturing company, to viably incorporate plastic into the city’s roads. Typically viewed as an ecological scourge, plastic waste can also be seen as a valuable resource when repurposed. Substituting asphalt road materials with upcycled plastic waste could spell cost savings for...
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Paboco Paper Bottle Project Introduces First Prototypes for Global Brands
Paper bottle company Paboco debuted new prototypes of bio-based and recyclable bottles made from wood fibers. The Carlsberg Group, the Absolut Company, L’Oréal, and Coca-Cola in Europe are among the project partners. Danish company EcoXpac, the Carlsberg Group, and the Swedish pulp and paper manufacturer BillerudKorsnäs initially started Paboco in 2015 with the goal of developing a...
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