Future of Cities – Surge in Emerging Markets

We at Ethical Markets are wary of too much reliance on algorithms , unless frequently monitored and updated by  humans !  For example, the takeover of Wall Street by algorithms and high-frequency trading led to  the recent “ flash crashes” . Such  future events are  predicted by me and others …

Ecocities Emerging – June 2014 Issue – Reflections on Gross National Happiness

  On May 6th, the Obama administration introduced their big climate proposal. The new rules would cut carbon pollution from power plants 30% from 2005 levels by 2030. The targets are of course getting mixed reactions. The U.S. is already well on the way towards meeting that target and some …

Communities Co-Evolving Toward Resilience

Communities Co-Evolving Toward Resilience By Greg Wendt, CFP, Stakeholders Capital; founder, Green Economy Think Tank “The road from here to sustainable, resilient cities and regions is hardly a straight one — there’s no one-size-fits-all recipe for success. Infrastructure, politics and finances — not to mention the uniqueness of resources, geography …

GreenBuzz Oct 14th

Get Your Free VERGE Interconnect Expo Pass Taking Care of Business By Joel Makower, Chairman & Executive Editor It’s nearly showtime! Tomorrow morning we’ll kick off VERGE San Francisco. (You can download the official program here.) We’ve got more than 1,000 people coming, so it’s going to be quite a gathering (and party!). There’s still …

Clean Technica: Fiat 500e Starting At $32,500 (Leasing From $199/Month)

Top cleantech news of the day from CleanTechnica, the world’s #1 cleantech or clean energy website: Fiat 500e Starting At $32,500 (Leasing From $199/Month) New UK Nissan Leaf Has Battery Leasing Option, Over 100 Improvements Electricity Suppliers Look To EVs To Save Their Business Models Sweden’s Quest To Be The First …

NewEnergyNews: Today’s Headlines: CHINA CARBON TAX COMING

NewEnergyNews      Daily Headlines                                     click here for main page: http://www.NewEnergyNews.net/ FRIDAY WORLD, February 22: * CHINA CARBON TAX COMING * NEW ENERGY INVESTORS TO SUE SPAIN * THE WORLD’S SMART CITIES * NO TURBINES ON THE BRONTES’ WINDY …

ARCTIC OPPORTUNITIES

ARCTIC OPPORTUNITIES The Arctic has been warming twice as fast as the global average, and a new low was set for Arctic sea ice last year. Although the environmental concerns in the region are mounting, economic opportunities have also ramped up. Dennis D. Draeger, Researcher, Aiglatson Foresight Research  COMMENT     …

New report: Buildings as a platform for innovation and transformation

Taking Care of Business By Joel Makower, Chairman & Executive Editor Today, we are publishing a breakthrough report, VERGE and the Built Environment, focusing on how technology convergence is rapidly affecting buildings, campuses, neighborhoods, and cities. Written by LEED pioneer and GreenBiz.com senior editor Rob Watson, the report focuses on …