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Why London’s green Olympics might be outpaced in 2016: A look at how host cities compete for the gold in green.

Why London’s green Olympics might be outpaced in 2016: A look at how host cities compete for the gold in green.

Editor's Note: To learn more about the role of technology systems in developing campuses and cities, check out [email protected] , November 12-13, in San Francisco. Planners in London set out to create “the world’s first truly sustainable Olympic and Paralympic Games,” and it is shaping up as the greenest Olympics ever -- at least until 2016, when Olympic host city Rio de Janeiro hopes to take the gold medal for being green. Sustainability has become a more important concept with almost every Olympics host city over the past two decades, and there is little doubt that the trend will continue for the foreseeable future. In its bid to be a host city, London created the “One Planet Olympics” concept, using the world stage to showcase its model for global sustainable communities. The plan’s holistic goals covered energy¸ carbon, water and waste reduction; biodiversity; access a...

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