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12.02.2014

Seoul says adieu to the country’s oldest overpass to improve urban sustainability

On 6 February, the citizens of Seoul, South Korea, enjoyed a car-free day on the country’s oldest highway Aheyon Overspass, to bid farewell to the 46-year-old highway which will be demolished and replaced by a bus-only lane this year.


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24.01.2014

ICLEI Member City Suwon among finalists for Sustainable Transport Award

Replacing more than 20 lanes of car traffic with bus-only lanes for a high-quality bus rapid transit (BRT) system, the Argentinian city Buenos Aires has been awarded the 2014 Sustainable Transport Award (STA) for its impressive revamp of its 9th de Julio avenue – the widest avenue in the world.


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19.12.2013

East Asian cities: Buying green is smart and less costly

When it comes to convincing people to buy green products, costs – in monetary terms, is always the number one concern. But experts and policy makers across the East Asia region suggest that green products can actually be less pricey – not only in monetary terms, but also in terms of its harm on the natural and social environment.


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16.12.2013

East Asian Cities set goals to build energy-safe cities by 2030

Consuming more than two-third of the world’s shrinking energy resources, cities around the world are seeking ways to develop in a more sustainable way that is effective and energy-efficient at the same time - especially in the East Asia region, where rapid development and urbanization over the past decades have brought tremendous costs to the natural and urban environment.


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16.12.2013

东亚城市:智慧又节约的绿色购买

劝说民众购买绿色产品的一个最大障碍就是对于价格的考虑。但是,来自东亚地区的专家和政策制定者们建议,不管是从金钱角度还是从对自然和社会环境的保护角度考虑,购买绿色产品其实更划算。


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