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Protests, Pavilions and... Participation? RESET Takes A Look at Habitat III

Last month, a major global summit that only takes place every 20 years - the UN's Conference on Housing and Sustainable Development, otherwise known as Habitat III - took place in Quito, Ecuador under the motto 'Inclusive Cities, Shared Development'. Held in a country in the Global South for the first time ever, what exactly did this promised inclusion look like from the ground? Read on

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The Most Sustainable City in the World Is...

Frankfurt! Not only is Frankfurt one of the leading international finance centres, it also sits atop Arcadis' Sustainable Cities Index 2015. To complete the ranking, 50 cities in 31 countries were analysed according to their perfomance in three categories: Profit, Planet and People with Frankfurt taking out top spot in the first two categories. Read on

Sustainia: idealised sustainable living

There’s a lot of doom and gloom about these days when it comes to reporting on the environment. Glaciers are melting at a not-so-glacial pace, sea levels are rising and thousands of tree stumps act as symbolic tombstones, marking spots where lush vegetation and forests once stood. Read on

New website: Sustainable Cities

Siemens is currently shifting their focus towards cities.The challenges presented by sustainable urban development are immense. Today, more than half of the world’s population already lives in cities and the numbers are rising. Cities are responsible for around 75 percent of all energy used, 60 percent of all water consumed and 80 percent of all greenhouse gases produced worldwide. Read on