22 Mar '12, 8pm

Making cities sustainability centerpieces

Making cities sustainability centerpieces

At the heart of GreenBiz’s VERGE initiative is the thesis that the coming together of economic and technological factors is driving innovation. During a lunch session as part of the VERGE DC event , we focused on how cities are emerging as hothouses where these dynamics are unfolding most quickly. Increasingly, the 21st century is likely to be dominated by cities, with dense gatherings of capital, technology and skills where public and private players can collaborate at high speeds. In a physical sense, cities are where technologies—energy, information, building, and transportation—are hybridizing most quickly and most productively, driving economic growth, creating jobs, and spurring competitiveness. To spark this roundtable discussion, we looked to a recent report exploring these trends. Titled "Citystates: How cities are vital to the future of sustainability," and produ...

Full article: http://www.greenbiz.com/blog/2012/03/22/why-cities-are-ho...

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