Sustainability looks at the consequences of economics through a social and ecological lens. In general, sustainability integrates public policy, urban planning and transport, quality of life and ethics; for corporations, it involves improvements to work practices and analysis of economic, environmental and social impact (the "triple bottom line") to ensure process, and ultimately financial, efficiency.
During the swine flu pandemic of 2009, well-timed and widespread school closures helped keep ICUs from becoming swamped. But short, localized closures didn't.
February 7, 2011 11:50pm |
PricewaterhouseCoopers report suggests case for reporting risk and value related to things like energy efficiency, environmental resource management and water stewardship will get stronger within...
February 8, 2011 4:20am |
Chrysler's "Imported from Detroit" Super Bowl commercial was impressive. But it's not another car that will make Detroit a thriving city. It's urban density.
13 | February 9, 2011 6:18am |
Welcome to SmartPlanet's newest blog, Solving Cities. From urbanism to infrastructure to government 2.0 to green building, contributor Tyler Falk will bring us the latest news and help us...
1 | February 9, 2011 2:22pm |
Navigating cities in a car can be challenging for older people. Fortunately, two cities are planning specifically with seniors and people of all ability levels in mind.
1 | February 9, 2011 2:30pm |
Architectural firm Ratcliff says it's time to move beyond the green building to systems-wide sustainability planning.
1 | February 11, 2011 7:33am |
The amount of solar power being added to New York City's power grid more than doubled in 2010, according to Con Edison. ConEd is hoping to add to the momentum by taking steps that will make it...
7 | February 11, 2011 3:24pm |
Welcome to SmartPlanet's newest blog, Transport Theory. From hybrid cars to high-speed rail to boats, trains and airplanes, contributor Ami Cholia will bring us the latest news and help us...
3 | February 15, 2011 6:20am |
German automaker Porsche has unveiled a trio of all-electric Boxster E roadsters, with the intent to use them in a large-scale technology trial.
1 | February 15, 2011 6:55am |
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2 | February 15, 2011 10:07am |
An obstetrician-gynecologist by training, Laura Stachel launched WE CARE Solar in an effort to decrease deaths during childbirth in the developing world.
February 17, 2011 4:00am |
The United Nations has unveiled a blueprint that it says will transition the world toward a greener economy less dependent upon fossil fuels and other unsustainable practices while growing the...
2 | February 21, 2011 5:37pm |
The second annual Sustainability & Innovation study from MITSloan and Boston Consulting Group shows that enthusiasm for corporate sustainability grew substantially over the past year.
3 | February 22, 2011 4:36am |
See what cities across the U.S. are doing to improve bicycling infrastructure, and how it's paying off.
8 | February 22, 2011 9:24am |
California is taking legislative steps that could formalize recognize companies seeking to incorporate triple bottom line concerns into their operating principles.
1 | February 23, 2011 4:28am |
The U.S. Department of Defense will convert landfill gas into renewable energy at its Fort Benning, Ga. base with FlexEnergy's Powerstation technology.
3 | February 28, 2011 6:00am |
Apparel maker Jordache is bringing 1.3 megawatts of solar power to its New Jersey distribution plant.
1 | February 28, 2011 7:29am |
The consumer products giant is the latest major corporation to step up its commitment to green building principles.
February 28, 2011 1:40pm |
More than 60 different energy efficiency or conservation projects are already vying for funding.
2 | February 28, 2011 2:34pm |
The earthquake in New Zealand last month that killed dozens of people and toppled buildings in Christchurch has implications for future disasters in the United States, according to a Cornell...
1 | March 1, 2011 4:00am |