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US National Decarbonization.jpg The U.S. National Blueprint for Transportation Decarbonization
This Blueprint offers a whole-of-government approach to transform the transportation sector and sets forth an interagency call to action to coordinate and work effectively together
MorganstadtConcepts.jpg Morgenstadt benchmarking and city development concepts
This report focuses on existing governance aspects in relation to food, water and energy security in the three selected nexus partner cities, Ulaanbaatar, Da Nang and Korat. It produces a city profile for each city, which serves to develop strategic and systemic measures to support innovative and future-oriented city development and/or infrastructure projects as well as to supply the cities with an instrument to be used further on for self-evaluation. This first chapter introduces the report’s background, including information on the project objectives and methodology.
OKN Roadmap.jpg Open Knowledge Network Roadmap
Open access to shared information is essential for the development and evolution of artificial intelligence (AI) and AI-powered solutions needed to address the complex challenges facing the nation and the world. The Open Knowledge Network (OKN), an interconnected network of knowledge graphs, would provide an essential public-data infrastructure for enabling an AI-driven future. It would facilitate the integration of diverse data needed to develop solutions to drive continued strong economic growth, expand opportunities, and address complex problems from climate change to social equity. The OKN

Roadmap describes the key characteristics of the OKN and essential considerations in taking the effort forward in an effective and sustainable manner.

Moving To Climate Action.jpg Cascadia 2050 Vision - Moving to Climate Action
The Cascadia mega-region, running from Portland through Seattle to Vancouver, British Columbia, has become

synonymous with building a better future. Home to so many natural assets and incredible innovation and talent – one of our greatest strengths is partnership. Now is the time to partner to address one of the greatest challenges of our time: the threat of climate change to the region and the world.

WRIFederalPolicyBuildingBlocks.jpg Federal Policy Building Blocks
The report estimates the socioeconomic impact of federal climate policies under three mitigation scenarios. These mitigation scenarios focus on tax incentives, climate-friendly infrastructure investments, and sector-based performance standards—many of which have been enacted in the 2021 Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and the 2022 Inflation Reduction Act.
Open-Source-and-InnerSource.jpg Open Source and InnerSource Skills in Ireland
Open source has been reported to accelerate innovation, improve

code quality, and increase efficiencies within organisations. It is recognised as being central to all future technological advancements. InnerSource, which seeks to leverage open source principles and create communities behind a corporate firewall, is linked to removing silos and bottlenecks, improving collaboration and developer productivity.

Black-and-veatch-logo-linkedin 0.jpg Black & Veatch’s Annual Sustainability Report 2022
Recognizing the positive impact companies can make on social and climate matters, Black & Veatch released its Sustainability Report. The annual report provides a reflection on the global engineering, procurement, construction and consulting leader’s progress toward its 2020-2023 sustainability strategy, as well as a look ahead as sustainability measurement and goal setting evolves globally.
OSPO-A-New.jpg The OSPO - A New Tool for Digital Government
As government bodies at all levels look to better engage citizens, make more efficient use of taxpayer funds, and solve global challenges in a local context, the value of a strategic approach to Open Source software has come into sharper focus.
Black&VeachWater2022.jpg 2022 Water Report
Aging infrastructure remains the top challenge among more than 300 U.S. water industry stakeholders surveyed for Black & Veatch’s 2022 Water Report. The aging of the sector’s workforce also has intensified, with efforts to respond to increasing retirements of skilled staffers complicated by tight budgets and a tighter job market.
Living-in-eu.jpg MIMs Plus version 5 Final
This document contains the technical specifications of the Living-in.EU (LI.EU) upscaling declaration1 initiative and is based on existing minimal interoperability mechanisms (MIMs)plus some additional fundamental building blocks – hence the name: MIMs Plus. It is one of three deliverables from the LI.EU Technical sub-group, the others being a concept paper, describing the scope and time plan for the work, and operational guidance, with practical guidance on how the technical specifications can be used in practice.
IPCCReport2022.jpg Climate Change 2022
The Working Group III report provides an updated global assessment of climate change mitigation progress and pledges, and examines the sources of global emissions. It explains developments in emission reduction and mitigation efforts, assessing the impact of national climate pledges in relation to long-term emissions goals.
Biden School Toolkit.png School Infrastructure Toolkit
Vice President Harris and Secretary Granholm announced DOE's new $500M program for school energy improvements. program-lead: Sarah Zaleski, Building Technology Office DOE
GlobalSynthReport.jpg Global Synthesis Report on Local Climate Action 2022
More than six years after the Paris Agreement, and less than two years before the Global Stocktake planned in the Article 14, the world is still not on track to limit global warming to 2°C compared to pre-industrial area, and even less to 1.5°C (Climate Action Tracker, 2021). It is now certain that even the Covid-19 pandemic did not stop the rise in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions: it just paused it.
DOESBIR600.jpg UNDP Special Report of Human Security 2022
New data and analysis in the report, New Threats to Human Security in the Anthropocene, shows that people’s sense of safety and security is at a low in almost every country, including the richest countries, despite years of upwards development success. Those benefiting from some of the highest levels of good health, wealth, and education outcomes are reporting even greater anxiety than 10 years ago.
Climate risk real estate600.jpg Climate risk and the opportunity for real estate
Climate change, previously a relatively peripheral concern for many real-estate players, has moved to the top of the agenda. Recently, investors made net-zero commitments, regulators developed reporting standards, governments passed laws targeting emissions, employees demanded action, and tenants demanded more sustainable buildings.
Smart Cities Pandemi.jpg Smart Cities in the Age of Pandemic
This document outlines a simple, scalable approach that cities can use to integrate smart technology into the fabric of a city to enhance efficiency and livability in normal times and increase resiliency, capability and capacity in the age of pandemic.
DecarbonizationModularBuilding.jpg Decarbonization During Predevelopment of Modular Building Solutions
Affordable, zero carbon emissions is an important climate-performance target for the future of

multifamily housing, and the multifamily construction industry holds an essential position in achieving this goal in the United States. Building construction and operation accounts for 37% of global energy-related carbon emissions (UN Environment Programme 2021). Meanwhile, an additional 3.8 million housing units are needed to address the shortage in the United States.

FastSlowDisaster.jpeg Thinking fast and slow in disaster decision making with Smart City Digital Twins
Many cities are vulnerable to disaster-related mortality and economic loss. Smart City Digital Twins can be used to facilitate disaster decision-making and influence policy, but first they must accurately capture, predict, and adapt to the city’s dynamics, including the varying pace at which changes unfold.
WaterHeating.jpg Efficient Electric Water Heating Report
This report analyzes the economics and potential benefits of replacing fossil fuel water heaters with heat pump water heaters in multifamily buildings.
NMOL report image.jpg The New Map of Life Report
The New Map of Life calls on us to shift from a deficit mindset that laments the losses now associated with aging—whether to health, mobility, financial security, independence, or social engagement—and to identify the gains that now go unmeasured and overlooked.
Offshore Wind Report.jpg Offshore Wind Market Report: 2021 Edition
The Offshore Wind Market Report: 2021 Edition is intended to provide offshore wind policymakers, regulators, developers, researchers, engineers, financiers, supply chain participants, and other stakeholders with up-to-date quantitative information about the offshore wind market, technology, and cost trends in the United States and worldwide.
National Transportation Plan.jpg Norwegian National Transport Plan 2022–2033
The National Transport Plan, which is submitted to the Storting (the Parliament) as a white paper, is produced every four years and sets forth the Government’s transport goals, strategies and priorities in a long-term perspective.
BlueprintBuildings.jpg Smart Buildings: A Foundation for Safe, Healthy & Resilient Cities
The SBSC Blueprint aims to inform smart city stakeholders (municipalities, developers, integrators, property owners, and managers) about the design of smart buildings within the broader framework of the smart city.
BlueprintRural.jpg Smart Agriculture and Rural SuperCluster Workshop Report 2020
The Smart Agriculture and Rural SuperCluster is part of this GCTC effort. On February 19, 2020, this SuperCluster conducted a workshop in Phoenix, Arizona to further refine its blueprint for smart agriculture and rural areas. The workshop ultimately sought to develop a consensus-based smart cities and communities framework and best practices, which could subsequently inform widespread smart agriculture and rural initiatives.
BlueprintIoT.jpg Municipal IoT Blueprint
If you are a local government official or employed by a municipality, chances are by now you have heard the term “Smart City.” Perhaps you have even wondered what it means for your agency and, possibly, your constituents. However, while it is not difficult to find articles explicating the promise of smart cities it is, in fact, much harder to find examples of actual smart cities.
BlueprintSmartAndSecure.jpg Smart and Secure Cities and Communities Challenge (SC3)
In 2018, NIST and the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate (DHS S&T) partnered to initiate the Smart and Secure Cities and Communities Challenge (SC3) as an effort to build on the GCTC program and demonstrate the “value and return on investment for designed-in trustworthiness for smart city deployments.
CommunityResilienceHubs.jpg Guide to Developing Resilience Hubs
Climate change is happening now. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the number of billion-dollar disasters has risen significantly over the last ten years. As the ten warmest years ever recorded have happened since 1998, so have the costliest weatherrelated disaster events. As the globe continues to warm, extreme weather events will continue to threaten and impact communities, infrastructure, and systems worldwide.
ResilienceHubsShiftingPower.jpg Shifting Power to Communities and Increasing Community Capacity
In all U.S. cities, massive disparities exist between people and neighborhoods. Communities of color and lower income communities sufer disproportionate impacts of climate change and yet are often the last communities supported in the event of an emergency. These communities also generally have less access to resources to respond and recover. Achieving community resilience requires equitably supporting all members of the community, and prioritizing those who experience greater risk to their homes, their jobs, their communities, and their health.
Blueprint Public Safety.jpg Blueprint for Smart Public Safety in Connected Communities
This Blueprint for Smart Public Safety for Connected Communities is a guide for cities to identify, assess, develop, and apply cutting edge technologies to the challenges of public safety in advanced, complex, and technologically integrated communities, or “Smart & Connected Communities” (S&CC). First issued in August 2017, this document updates the previous version, and was issued following the GCTC Exposition on 10-12 July 2019.
BlueprintUtilities.jpg Best Practices Framework For Sustainable Energy, Water and Waste Solutions
The Utility SuperCluster theme on sustainability originated from an earlier technology demonstration at GCTC in 2015 called Smart Cities Optimized Action Cluster. The action cluster worked with the Las Vegas Valley Water District on Water Infrastructure Management and Leak Detection and was deployed successfully in three metropolitan cities in the United States.
BlueprintWiFi.jpg Public WI-FI Supercluster Blueprint
The purpose of this blueprint is to provide readers with a practical “how-to” guide for deploying a Public Wi-Fi system within their jurisdiction or agency.
BlueprintIoT.jpg Designing A Smart City Data Platform to Unlock the Power of Civic Internet of Things
This white paper reflects the collective wisdom of the one hundred eighteen people who gathered in Kansas City, Missouri in early February 2017 to figure out how to transform cities into data-driven organizations focused on providing 21st Century Services to 21st Century Citizens. Our goal was – and remains – to identify the 85-120 things that all cities measure in a standardized, replicable form so that we can better partner with industry and academic institutions and solve issues. We didn’t get there in two days. What we did accomplish was an identification of several considerations that cities need to account for when building the data driven culture. We also figured out that many of the challenges that we face in Kansas City are shared in large municipalities like Chicago and New York City and smaller cities like Akron, OH and Branson, MO.
BlueprintTransportation.jpg Blueprint for Improving First and Last Mile Connections For Transit and Freight
This blueprint will address the range of opportunities offered by new mobility-related technologies. We will provide data about the readiness of these technologies and how we believe they will influence city and community planning offering potential short and long term improvements in safety, equity, climate, employment and congestion.
DistributedSensorNetworks.jpg Development & Implementation of Distributed Sensor Networks
In nearly every modern civic infrastructure initiative, there are compelling reasons to leverage data and analytics to deliver the most value and impact to citizens. However, few resources are available that help communities understand the critical nature of the underlying sensors and infrastructure that support these applications, especially in a cross-sector, vendor agnostic way. This document strives to provide a robust orientation for those tasked with assessing, planning or deploying these advanced sensor networks. This document is not a prescriptive, step-by-step guide to a successful deployment, as the topical scope is far too large, and community and project variability far too broad to provide a monolithic solution. Instead, we seek to challenge the reader to discover the critical aspects of their project through coordinated effort with the appropriate stakeholders, and with full appreciation for the cultural, technical and resource constraints of their community.
NationalDisasterRecovery.jpg National Disaster Recovery Framework
The National Disaster Recovery Framework (NDRF) establishes a common platform and forum for

how the whole community builds, sustains, and coordinates delivery of recovery capabilities. Resilient and sustainable recovery encompasses more than the restoration of a community’s physical structures to pre-disaster conditions

Methodological Guide on Smart Cities.jpg Methodological guide on smart cities
The study defines the smart city model for all Spanish municipalities and analyzes its current situation.
Ghg-protocol-revised.jpg GHG Protocol Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard
The GHG Protocol Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard helps companies and other organizations to identify, calculate, and report GHG emissions. It is designed to set the standard for accurate, complete, consistent, relevant and transparent accounting and reporting of GHG emissions by companies and organizations, including information on setting organizational and operational boundaries, tracking emissions over time, and reporting emissions. It also provides guidance on GHG accounting and reporting principles, business goals and inventory design, managing inventory quality, accounting for GHG reductions, verification of GHG emissions, and setting a GHG target.