The POCACITO Blog

Post-carbon Cities of Tomorrow say farewell to fossil fuels

While some see a renaissance of coal or a bright future for natural gas, the future is green and fossil-free. Ecologic Institute’s Max Gruenig contributed as expert to the University of Notre Dame research report “The Future of Natural Gas in the United States” written by Stephanie Mastorakos, Jasmine Madrigal,…

European Renewable Energy Tour

Witness the renewable energy revolution in Europe with FracTracker Alliance & Ecologic Institute Next spring, join FracTracker Alliance and Ecologic Institute on a unique and timely European Renewable Energy Tour. Witness the incredible – and essential – energy revolution happening in Europe in an immersive, holistic way. Europe’s energy policies…

POCACITO at CITYLINK Festival 2017 in Copenhagen, September 23

We are excited to be part of the CityLink Festival in Copenhagen, September 21 to 24, 2017. Our session will be:   POCACITO Leveraging the diversity and dynamism of cities to discover urban solutions for the sustainability revolution   Saturday, September 23, 4 to 6pm at Aalborg University Over two years…

POCACITO coming to Minneapolis, Memphis and Detroit

September 19, 2016 No Comments

From September 25 to 30, POCACITO will host a series of meetings in Minneapolis, Memphis and Detroit to explore the post-carbon future for these three US cities. Our very special guests on the road will be Chiara Lucchini, an architect from Turin, Italy, focusing on revitalizing industrial sites for business, residential and…

Ship Out of Water: Minneapolis puts sustainability on hold for football season

This April, the City of Lakes will have the first Water bar in the world. Yes, that’s what you just read – a bar specialized in tap water will open its doors in the Minneapolis hipster district Northeast. Even for water-rich Minneapolis — its very name originates from the Sioux…

Spring Cleaning, Memphis-style

Recently, a bill that would prohibit cities spending gas tax revenues for bike lanes and pedestrian infrastructure was scheduled for a vote at the Tennessee General Assembly. Its approval could be a severe blow to Memphis’s recent bike friendly development, as well as a setback in the political acceptance for a post-carbon transition…

POCACITO Invites You to Germany

March 11, 2016No Comments

We are currently accepting applications for the inaugural POCACITO tour in Germany. You can find more information and submit your application here.  

A city for the future, a city for its people

On November 1, 1755, an earthquake nearly destroyed the city of Lisbon and its surroundings. As a consequence, the city had to be rebuilt from scratch: the entire Baixa, the historic heart of the city, ceased to exist, and the new Lisbon became the city of the citizen, not the crown.   This story…

(Renewable) Energy Capital of the World?

Houston’s commercial real estate market boomed in 2015, with the oil industry plans to expand. But the oil market’s bust has made uncertainty the rule in 2016. The lights are still on in Houston, though, as the city finds different ways to renew its status as energy capital of the world….

Copenhagen’s Green Goals

Copenhagen aims to be the first carbon-neutral world capital by 2025. Although we’ve all become used to Copenhagen’s ambitious leadership on sustainability, this goal could prove to change the way governments on both sides of the Atlantic address climate change.     It doesn’t take long to notice that Copenhagen…