Envision Charlotte EcoNetwork Speaker Series February 1, 2018
Envision Charlotte is excited to host social entrepreneur, industrial ecologist and Metabolic CEO and founder, Eva Gladek, as she discusses a new paradigm for equitable sustainability, the circular economy. How can trash make money and create jobs? How can Charlotte design a new and equitable economic model that addresses citizens needs and creates mobility opportunities, all while creating a more sustainable environment? Drawing on her experience consulting with communities, utilities, industry and local governments around the world, Eva will discuss ways to waste less while creating new jobs and revenue streams, and empower more equitable urban transformation in Charlotte and around the world.
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Envision Charlotte EcoNetwork Speaker Series September-19, 2017
Following up on the first successful ECO Network Speaker Series event, Envision Charlotte hosted a panel discussion on air quality and climate action at the local level. A cross-sector panel of local and international experts discussed air quality and its effects on our community. The event, “Something in the Air: Improving Air Quality Through Community Partnerships”, integrated individual behavior change and engagement components alongside educational information and networking opportunities.
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Envision Charlotte joins other American communities, corporations, institutions, local governments, non-profit organizations and philanthropies in affirming our resolve to move forward in building a sustainable future for generations to come.
Eco-Network Speaker Series Launches with ``Global Engagement and Circular Economy Lecture``
Envision Charlotte’s Eco-Network Speakers Series Launches with “Global Engagement and Circular Economy” Lecture from Dutch Ambassador.
At a community-wide event in April, part of Envision Charlotte’s newly launched Eco-Network Speakers Series, His Excellency Henne Schuwer, Dutch Ambassador to the United States, discussed the circular economy as a lens through which to view fresh approaches to addressing pressing ecological and economic challenges.
At Placemeter, we talk a lot about “smart cities”. Often, big projects in big cities come to mind.
Paris is redesigning plazas for pedestrians. Dubai is putting LED-powered internet in its street lights. Amsterdam, a pioneer in the field, is developing an all-encompassing master plan called Structural Vision Amsterdam 2040. Yokohama, Japan’s Smart City Project, is forecasting energy usage. And New York City, our hometown, is consistently at the leading edge with exciting projects like Link NYC and Vision Zero.
Whitehouse Announces Envision Charlotte to Host Launch of National Envision America Initiative in January 2016
Charlotte, NC – The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy has tapped Envision Charlotte as the model for a national smart cities initiative named Envision America that will launch in the Queen City in January, 2016.
TWC News anchor Rob Boisvert talks with Envision Charlotte director Amy Aussieker about the innovative ideas about smart cities and sustainability being presented at the Envision America workshop.
This week, Charlotte will host a three-day workshop for Envision America, an effort that will bring municipal leaders, smart technology experts and private sector allies from 10 major U.S. cities together. The goal? To kick start smart city initiatives across the country. And they’re coming here to Charlotte to learn from us.
The Obama administration has chosen Envision Charlotte as the model for the Envision America energy efficiently program,according to The Charlotte Observer. The city will host a boot camp on January 10 for selected cities.
Envision Charlotte to become national program in 2016
Envision Charlotte is going national, with an assist from the White House. The energy-efficiency program started here in 2011 with alliances among major companies and property owners uptown. Now the program is going to become a national model.
There’s been much discussion lately about the potential of “smart cities” and connecting data to help make communities more efficient, productive, sustainable and secure. But actual examples of smart city projects with documented results are sometimes difficult to find, at least in the U.S. For many cities, it’s a matter of cost.
Sustainability is something we hear a lot about and many of us try to make little changes to our daily habits, conserving resources and using energy in smart ways. And it turns out, cities are doing the same thing.
For the first time, more than half of the world’s population lives in towns and cities, demonstrating a trend of ever-expanding urban centers. As city populations grow, the demand for city services increases, particularly straining energy and water.
Why would the ability of machines talking to machines benefit cities? Well if the machines are talking about how to better use resources such as electricity and water, then it’s a conversation that city administrators want to hear.
Envision Charlotte: Building an Energy Cluster (Abridged)
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Envision: Charlotte Announced at Clinton Global Initiative
NEW YORK – Duke Energy, Cisco and Charlotte Center City Partners today announced the creation of Envision: Charlotte, a first-of-its-kind public-private collaboration to make commercial buildings in Charlotte’s urban core more energy efficient.