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 →

GreenCity Solutions Wants to Make City Air Cleaner and Easier to Breathe

August 4, 2017 – Toronto has an enormous tree canopy. If it didn’t, the summer heat island effect would be 1 or 2 Celsius degrees warmer than current. But for many concrete ... Continue Reading →

Urban Farming the New Model for Grocery Stores, Reducing Our Carbon Footprint, and Feeding Cities

July 3, 2017 – Professor Dickson Despommier of Columbia University, whose work on vertical farms has made him a primary advocate of urban agriculture as part of a solution to ... Continue Reading →

Gizmos & Gadgets: New AI Tool Mines Satellite and Aerial Images With Surprising Results

July 2, 2017 – Giving a penny (a coin no longer in existence in Canada) for this artificial intelligence’s (AI) thoughts will buy you a whole lot of interesting data. The ... Continue Reading →

Mission 2020 – A Three-Year Project to Tackle CO2 and Other Greenhouse Gas Emissions

June 30, 2017 – Look at the map that appears immediately below this first paragraph. It is an image of the United States that shows county-level economic impacts from emissions ... Continue Reading →

Gizmos & Gadgets: Cable-Free Elevator is Now a Reality

June 29, 2017 – Elevators have been going up and down pretty much the same way since Elisha Graves Otis first came up with the technology in the 1850s. But ThyssenKrupp, the German ... Continue Reading →

What Technology Can We Bring to Bear to Help in a High Rise Apartment Fire?

June 20, 2017 – In light of the Grenfell Tower fire in London that engulfed the 24-storey building, U.K. blogger, Ian Pearson, an engineer and proclaimed futurist, went on the ... Continue Reading →

The Heat Island Effect, Climate Change, and the Future

June 19, 2017 – In the May 29th edition of Nature Climate Change, a study authored by researchers from Sussex University, Mexico, and The Netherlands, concludes that climate change ... Continue Reading →

Litigating Against Those Who Contribute to Climate Change and Pollute the Commons

May 24, 2017 – In downtown Boston sits a park known as the Boston Common. Established in 1634, it was set aside for common use for the citizens of Boston. Sold to the city by ... Continue Reading →

On-Demand Transit May Be Perfect Solution for Smaller Cities and Towns

May 17, 2017 – Innisfil, Ontario is a town spread out over a largely rural area north of Toronto where I live. Its population exceeds 36,000 living in a 263 square-kilometer ... Continue Reading →