Monthly Archives: March 2018

Green economy and related concepts: An overview

Journal of Cleaner Production Green economy and related concepts: An overview Eleonore Loiseaua, Laura Saikkub, Riina Antikainen, Nils Drostec, Bernd Hansjürgens, Kati Pitkänen, Pekka Leskinen, Peter Kuikmand, Marianne Thomsene Abstract For the last ten years, the notion of a green economy has become increasingly attractive to policy makers. However, green economy covers a lot of […]

Look what your backyard can do in terms of carbon sequestration

By Kendra Pierre-Louis March 6, 2018 As the verdant hills of Wakanda are secretly enriched with the fictional metal vibranium in “Black Panther,” your average backyard also has hidden superpowers:   Spread the word

Sustainability and Resilience in the Urban Environment

Theis, T. L., M. Zellner, AND H. CABEZAS. Sustainability and Resilience in the Urban Environment. Presented at U.S.-Japan Workshop on Life-Cycle Assessment of Sustainable Infrastructure Materials, Hokkaido Univ, Sapporo, JAPAN, October 21 – 22, 2009. Urban systems are formed by a diversity of actors and activities, and consist of complex interactions involving financial, information, energy, […]

Analyzing resilience of urban networks: a preliminary step towards more flood resilient cities

In Europe, river floods have been increasing in frequency and severity. These circumstances require the management of flood risk by integrating new concepts like urban resilience. Nevertheless, urban resilience seems to have no accurate meanings. That is why researchers are primarily concerned with defining resilience. Spread the word

Resilient TORONTO

Resilient TORONTO As a member of the 100 Resilient Cities Network (100RC), a global community of cities working together to build urban resilience, the City is working to improve our resilience to the physical, social, and economic challenges of the 21st century. In Toronto, these challenges include climate change and extreme weather, and a variety […]