Archive for August, 2009

Edible Installations at Eyebeam

August 31, 2009
Edible Installations at Eyebeam

Posted by the Green Queen Bee…back in action. It has been quite a few weeks since I have had the opportunity to share in the production of the Sustainable Cities Blog. I have been in hives of the southern hemisphere, doing research and finishing up the last six credits of my Masters degree. So, you […]

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Sustainability in the Bathroom

August 26, 2009
Sustainability in the Bathroom

A few days ago, Slate ran an amusing piece on the sustainability issues surrounding “toilet behavior in the Western world.”  The folks over here at CISC like this article because while it takes full advantage of the comedic value of the subject matter, it also conveys the very real importance of reducing consumption in the […]

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No Such Thing as a Natural Disaster

August 23, 2009

Since we are in the midst of hurricane season and Hurricane Bill got our attention, I thought it would be a good time to discuss urban sustainability challenges with respect to natural hazards. This entry is inspired by an iRevolution blog entitled Disaster for Techies, which does an excellent job teasing out subtle attributes of […]

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Renewable Energies Will Benefit US Workers’ Health, Expert Predicts

August 19, 2009

Expansion of renewable energies should appreciably improve the health status of the 700,000 US workers employed in the energy sector, according to a commentary by Medical College of Wisconsin researchers, in Milwaukee. Their review is published in the August 19, 2009, issue of JAMA, the Journal of the American Medical Association. Read the ScienceDaily report […]

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Montreal’s Bike-Sharing System Hits the Road

August 18, 2009

Late last week, the NY Times (via Green Inc.) reported that Montreal’s bike-sharing system is getting picked up by Boston and London. The folks over here at CISC think this is fantastic news and extend congratulations to both of these fine cities. With that said, we have to ask, “what about us, New York!?” Can […]

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