sustainable cities

New Paris district shows how to create truly sustainable cities

A regenerated neighbourhood of Paris is becoming a world-leading example of how to construct a sustainable, net-zero carbon city with Passivhaus design, renewables, biodiversity improvement, water sensitive urban design and smart waste practices.

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Impact branding for the urbanising century

Global media and advertising come with a huge environmental footprint. But imagine a world in which brand communications, in right hands and under strong thinking, can become a regenerative force for cities.

Striking the balance between smart and sustainable cities

Striking a balance between smart and sustainable cities

The Fifth Estate’s UK correspondent and prolific writer David Thorpe has a new book in the works, which is soon to be released. The following is an extract from his chapter about the role of sustainability in the smart cities revolution.