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Nashville, TN unveils massive $5.2B transit plan

The city's largest ever transportation plan includes light rail, electric buses and transit hubs.

Source: Sustainable Cities Collective – Nashville, TN unveils massive .2B transit plan

Oh, rats: Chicago tops list of rodent-infested US cities

The rodents are more prevalent in homes and businesses during the cooler months.

Source: Sustainable Cities Collective – Oh, rats: Chicago tops list of rodent-infested US cities

Lyft zooms past Uber to become first ride-share in all 50 states

Officials in Sioux Falls, SD announced the ride-sharing service will soon begin citywide operation, giving the company a presence in its 50th state.

Source: Sustainable Cities Collective – Lyft zooms past Uber to become first ride-share in all 50 states

Courting the environment

A recent Supreme Court order, reinstating a ban on the sale of firecrackers before the festival of Diwali, is the latest in the long line of desperate judicial interventions to deal with environment issues.
Source: Eco Business – Courting the environment

Seattle business tax proposal would fund program to curb homelessness

The proposed tax could raise about $24 million annually to fund housing options for the homeless population.

Source: Sustainable Cities Collective – Seattle business tax proposal would fund program to curb homelessness

Bunch of old bananas or building materials of the future?

With the construction industry a big driver of climate change, can changes in materials make a difference?
Source: Eco Business – Bunch of old bananas or building materials of the future?

In Jakarta, solving problems with new tech tools and people power

The mega city of 10 million people is defying cliches and embracing innovations to solve some of its most pressing urban challenges.
Source: Eco Business – In Jakarta, solving problems with new tech tools and people power

City of Sydney rallies residents against WestConnex plans

The City of Sydney council has once again urged Sydneysiders to voice their opposition to uber-highway project WestConnex to the state government.
Source: Eco Business – City of Sydney rallies residents against WestConnex plans

Amazon's HQ2 city could already be home to one of its R&D hubs

One-quarter of the company's employees work in research and development hubs around the U.S., shedding light on where it might expand its footprint.

Source: Sustainable Cities Collective – Amazon's HQ2 city could already be home to one of its R&D hubs

Energy efficiency: Why not enough is being invested

Keeping global warming within 2 degrees Celsius will require the world to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions, and increasing energy efficiency is a relatively low-cost, easy way to do so. Why isn’t the market interested?
Source: Eco Business – Energy efficiency: Why not enough is being invested