HERITAGE/ Green Cities with Green Parks

Freiburg in Germany, Curitiba in Brazil, Reykjavik in Iceland – they are green and they are unique. These cities can boast incredibly low amounts of gas emissions as well as large green parks.


Sustainable/Eco/Green Tourism

Top 25 Greenest Cities in the U.S.

Cecilia Garland

It takes a lot to be a green city in the U.S. and local governments cannot rely on their citizens to do all the hard work. The real effort comes from the work of government agencies, city wide initiatives and smart developments that can work to improve all areas of green living – from waste and alternative energy to land use and carbon footprints. A recent Corporate Knights study has been designed to find out just how efficient the top US cities are in working towards these measures. After ca...
Sustainable/Eco/Green Tourism

Curitiba: Being Green Was Not the Plan

Andrea Hausold

The huge city of Curitiba is the seventh largest city in Brazil and it is also known to be the 'green capital' of the country. Aside from that, Curitiba has become the paradigm of modern urbanism not just in Brazil but all throughout the world. It all started in 1966 when Curitiba began to respond to the rising problems of being a third-world city. The local government at that time wanted to achieve a sustainable urban development with its master plan whose main objective was to integrate urb...

Freiburg Focusing on Renewable Energy Sources

Denise Chen

While developing countries are still finding out ways how to become sustainable and eco-friendly, the city of Freiburg Germany has already found a solution. It is known to be one of the best Green model cities in the world due to the fact that it was able to make energy conservation a norm. The local government was able to mandate every house to avoid wasting 75kWh/m2 per year. The quest is to become one of the greenest cities in the world by focusing on making waves on energy-saving principles...

Reykjavik – The Hydrogen City

Chris Grad

Reykjavik is the leading green city located in the south western Iceland. It has a population of almost 200,000 citizens. Founded in 1786 as an official trading town, it has beaten all the odds in trying to come up with clean energy that can help curb climate change. The country’s sources of energy come from natural sources that are cheap and renewable. According to the records from the Carbon Dioxide Information analysts, Iceland is among the top countries that managed to reduce greenhouse gas ...