Mass Urbanization by 2050 is a Certainty

December 18, 2017 – In yesterday’s thought sharing, Peter Diamandis chose to write about global urbanization and the future of cities. He notes that by 2050, two-thirds ... Continue Reading →

Moody’s Warns U.S. Coastal States and Cities to Address Climate Change or Lose Their Credit Ratings

November 30, 2017 – Moody’s is in the bond credit rating business. It issues ratings on a A to C scale with sub gradations such as Aaa, Baa. Caa or less. Moody’s also ... Continue Reading →

UBER Buys In To Driverless On-Demand Services

November 24, 2017 – In the last week Uber Technologies Inc., the often controversial on-demand company that operates in cities across the globe, has signed a purchase order for ... Continue Reading →

Survey of 3,240 Americans Crystal Balls the Future and What We Will See

November 18, 2017 – Considering how disinformation and alternative facts have become mainstream in America these days, this survey done by Fluent, a New York City-based market ... Continue Reading →

Coastal Planners Advised by Climate Scientists to Look at Where Ice is Melting

November 16, 2017 – In the journal Science Advances, yesterday, researchers from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), Caltech, in Pasadena, California, revealed a forecasting ... Continue Reading →

A Small Ontario City to be Testing Grounds for Autonomous Vehicle Systems

November 9, 2017 – Every year Stratford, Ontario, hosts a Shakespearean festival that features the playwright’s many works plus other contributing plays and musicals. A ... Continue Reading →

COP23 Meets in Bonn After U.S. Releases National Climate Assessment and Army Corps Proposes $1.8 Billion to Keep Norfolk from Disappearing

November 6, 2017 – The nations of the world have gathered in Bonn starting today to continue to work on what was agreed to in Paris two years ago. COP23, however, has in attendance ... Continue Reading →

Cities Lead Way: 12 C40 Members to Buy Zero Emission Buses while Toronto-Alphabet Collaboration to Build Quayside

October 23, 2017 – Cities around the world are taking climate change seriously and implementing policies that can help us all get closer to a low-carbon future. London, Paris, ... Continue Reading →

Australia’s Independent Climate Council Ramps Up Cities Power Partnership to Tackle Carbon Emissions

September 14, 2017 – In my email inbox this morning I received a note from Professor Tim Flannery, Chief Councillor in Australia’s Climate Council, a body formed by scientists ... Continue Reading →

The Importance of Wetlands in a World of Rising Seas

September 11, 2017 – Hurricanes Harvey and Irma have hopefully awakened Americans from their slumber about the potential damage to their country from extreme weather exacerbated ... Continue Reading →