Built environment

The Built Environment – which includes all of a city's buildings, parks and public spaces -- is critically important. Though most of the Built Environment is not city-owned, a city government still has enormous influence over what is inside its city limits.

Delivering the Vision: Gabon Infrastructure Project

Fri, 2014-11-21 10:22 -- SCC Staff

This white paper highlights Council Lead Partner Bechtel's multi-year partnership with the government of Gabon to support the country’s progressive programs and vision towards economic growth. The endeavor has included planning and delivering a pipeline of infrastructure projects diversely located across Gabon and within multiple industrial sectors of varying complexity.

How EDF is Conserving Natural Gas and Helping Meet the EU's Climate Goals

Wed, 2014-11-05 18:41 -- SCC Staff

Électricité de France, one of the world's largest utilities, introduces super efficient combined-cycle gas turbine technology at its new plant in Bouchain, France designed to conserve natural gas and reduce greenhouse gases. As this brief video explains, it will help France carve a path to meeting Europe's climate and energy goals for 2020. The video is in French with English sub-titles.

Rethinking Government Capacity: Leveraging the Private Sector

Thu, 2014-10-30 14:40 -- SCC Staff

Click for a video on the launch of the Center for Strategic and International Studies' (CSIS) Global Sustainability Series, investigating the role of the private sector in engaging with the U.S. government, host governments and NGOs to help address some of the world’s most complex global sustainable development issues.