Sustainable City Network Magazine Vol. 17

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Sustainable City Network Magazine, Vol. 17, is a compilation of the most popular articles on in the third quarter of 2015. (PDF)

In this issue, we continue our Leaderboard Series with a profile of Portland, Ore. Learn how they built a bridge where light rail trains, streetcars, buses, bikes and pedestrians are welcome... but cars and trucks are not. Considered by many to be one of the most sustainable cities in the world, Portland puts a tremendous emphasis on transit-oriented development, mixed-use communities and walkable neighborhoods. It’s helped them reduce their per-capita carbon emissions by 35 percent since 1990. They don’t have a “sustainability plan” because all their plans are sustainability plans.

In our cover story, you’ll meet Susan Anderson, director of the Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, and Michael Armstrong, sustainability manager, who will present a free one-hour webinar on Oct. 29 (sign up for the live event or download the recording afterwards at In other top stories: Learn how colleges and universities across the country are getting their students to adopt “greener” lifestyles. When you think about the thousands upon thousands of dorm rooms in America, even a little improvement can have a huge impact. And, check out Page 12 for our article on the latest stylish and functional laptop and cell-phone recharging stations... you’ll wish there was one on every corner! On Page 15, you’ll discover how sustainable procurement isn’t just about ‘buying green’ anymore. See how some are incorporating human rights, ethics and diversity into their buying decisions.

Other articles in this issue focus on gentrification; reducing operating room waste; reusing historic buildings; and some of the latest ways that scientists are using computers to develop early warning systems for infectious diseases.

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