Tag: Sustainability

  • European Union Approves Conflict Minerals Regulation

    The Regulation will cover EU imports of minerals tin, tungsten, tantalum and gold from all countries in the world, and is the first mandatory law of this kind to be truly global in its scope. On Thursday 16 March, at its plenary meeting, the European Parliament (EP) voted on the proposed Conflict Minerals Regulation. And, on […]

  • Islands of the World Get Their Own Smart Congress

    The three plenary sessions will look into the role of islands as committed examples of sustainability; islands in a connected world; and change-makers and economic development. After six years of successful Smart City Expo World Congresses in Barcelona, the island of Majorca will host one that focuses exclusively on islands. It comes at the request […]

  • Peterborough: a City Shaping Its Own DNA

    Peterborough: a City Shaping Its Own DNA

    Peterborough may not be the first city that pops to mind when one thinks of smart. The press tends to play up the big names like London, Paris and New York. But the smartest cities around the world are sometimes below the radar, transforming their economies with little fanfare. Peterborough’s profile is rising, however. Last November, […]

  • Upcycled Shipping Containers and Treemail, Two Ideas for a ‘Circular’ City

    Barcelona’s Smart City Expo looks at ways for cities to transition to a more circular economy. Vertical vegetables and trees with their own e-mail address might sound like inventions of Dr. Seuss, but they’re actually part of the World Economic Forum’s top 10 list of urban innovations for 2015. James Pennington, a specialist at the Forum’s […]