15 Mar '12, 10am

Why cities are leading the way in green efforts

Why cities are leading the way in green efforts

Convergence can sometimes be invisible. The technologies of data, communications, buildings and transportation are rapidly merging, steadily enhancing one another in subtle ways. Convergence can also be tangible. For instance, humanity is inexorably concentrating in cities, enabled by many of those invisible technologies. Discussions of the interplay of these trends -- invisible technology and visible cities -- was at center stage yesterday at GreenBiz's VERGE conference in Washington, D.C. Private and public sector leaders mapped out the scale of these dynamics, offering examples of how technologies are evolving to serve the ongoing conglomeration of we humans. Starting a few years ago, homo sapiens officially become an urban species. Home to over half the world's population, cities are scaling so fast that by 2050, roughly 70 percent of the global head count will live in...

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