Heating homes with excess heat from power plants instead of individual boilers seems like a climate no-brainer, but given its historical reliance on coal, does the technology have a place in the clean-energy transition?
Combining the best of high-speed trains and autonomous-vehicle tech, they are emerging as a less expensive, more sustainable option.
Thanks to the efforts of these low-wage workers, South Africa recycles 80% of its post-consumer goods, compared with 31% in Europe.
Both the city and the greater metro region are taking a comprehensive approach, combining new parks and urban greenery initiatives with big investments in alternative transportation.
"Rewilding" places nature at the centre of urban development.
Entrenched geographic gaps in heat readiness and resilience across the sprawling metropolis are making notions of climate equity a far-off goal.
"At a time when we recognise the city is getting hotter, it seems a little perverse to pave over some of the city’s last open spaces."
The demand for safe and stable homes is growing around the world, as are the risks of continuing carbon-intensive forms of construction. But there are ideas to meet housing and climate needs simultaneously.
EcoDistricts are a hyper-local model of urban planning focused on equity and environmental justice. The certification process can take years, and it's not always obvious what's changed.
Pre-pandemic, cycling was banned on 22 streets, including a majority of the city's main thoroughfares. Today, citizens are taking it up in droves.