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Proud supporters of GrowNYC's mission to improve New York City's quality of life through environmental programs and sustainability, the New York Auto Show and Subaru of America donated all their exhibit plants and flowers from the 2022 Show to the organization. GrowNYC provides plants, and expertise, to neighborhood open space projects such as community gardens, schools, block associations, senior centers and churches.

5G, the fifth-generation cellular network, brings new and exciting possibilities for global business, transportation, health care, entertainment and more. Organizations like 3M’s Advanced Materials Division (AdMD) are hard at work creating and advancing 5G infrastructure to help quick and efficient processing of huge amounts of data to expand access, widen applications and enable our connected society.

The World Economic Forum’s new global Centre for Urban Transformation has selected three diverse metropolitan areas in the United States to help jumpstart new public-private collaboration
Global testbeds for urban innovation are also planned in eight additional cities across Latin America, Africa and Asia as part of a new Urban Innovation Challenge

These global initiatives will take center stage as Detroit hosts the inaugural Urban Transformation Summit on 6-8 December 2021 to mobilize action in support of more sustainable and inclusive cities

Developed specifically to meet the new UK Building Regulations Part L for windows in new and existing residential builds, Guardian Glass has introduced Guardian ClimaGuard® Neutral 1.0, a thermal insulating coated glass for double-glazed windows that has a Ug-value of 1.0 W/m2K and offers improved aesthetics with a more neutral colour and a lower reflection compared to other 1.0 U-value glass products for residential windows.

Dow Polyurethanes, a business division of Dow (NYSE: DOW), launches its new certified product range of DIAMONDLOCK™ Play Systems binders for playgrounds in Europe. The range has been certified as compliant with the European safety standard EN 1177.

Putra Mulia Telecommunication (PMT), Actility, and its subsidiary Abeeway are working together to expand IoT adoption and the use of tracking devices in Indonesia. PMT is a huge known player in the Indonesian telecommunication industry specializing in Managed Services with more than 10-years of experience and managing over several thousands of tower sites nationwide, and has now joined the Actility Parner Program.

Cities have a crucial role to play in the race to reach net-zero emissions by 2050; to respond to this challenge, the World Economic Forum today launches a Toolbox of Solutions, a digital platform containing more than 200 leading practices and case studies to boost sustainability and reduce emissions in cities, at its Sustainable Development Impact Summit
The platform, developed in collaboration with Accenture, focuses on solutions that address clean electrification, efficiency and smart infrastructure across sectors including energy, buildings and mobility

National Narrowband Network Company (NNNCo), operator of the Australian national LoRaWAN® network powered by Actility, has signed a contract with a European technology provider Wellness TechGroup, to provide IoT network coverage to 70,000 smart streetlights in Uruguay’s capital Montevideo. The infrastructure will include a private LoRaWAN network based on Actility’s ThingPark Enterprise IoT platform, and managed on customer premises.

Leaders from Detroit and around the world call for increased public-private collaboration to address the growing challenges facing cities
The new Centre will mobilize the global business community and key stakeholders to support cities as they chart a course for recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic
Detroit will serve as the Centre’s global headquarters, providing a model for more inclusive and sustainable urban development
Media and city leaders can sign up to receive updates and invitations to launch events hosted by the World Economic Forum in October at: TakeAction.city

A new report provides insights into tech use among cities including potential implications for equity, security, privacy and financial sustainability
Serious regulatory gaps in cities of all sizes, geographies and levels of development were identified
Technology can help address mounting urban challenges and budget deficits, but most cities need to close governance gaps first
Authors are bringing together cities worldwide to leverage the power of new technologies in a safe manner

By Patric Scheidner, Corporate Vice President Global Head of Aviation, Space, Rail, Henkel

The Aerospace industry has been around for more than 100 years and yet it is still one of the sectors which is constantly developing new technologies. In the last few years, the industry was mainly driven by digitization, automation, and improved maintenance. Like most other industries aerospace has been affected by the COVID-19 crisis and as yet we are still to discover by how much and to what extent it will be affected in the long run. Nevertheless, there are also major trends and innovations that will be shaping the industry or are already doing so. From automation, to new solutions for materials and even urban air mobility. There are several exciting trends that will not only shape the industry, but daily life for everyone.

The International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) and the Urban Biodiversity Hub (UBHub) are proud to announce the signing of a statement of collaboration to formalise their partnership for the AIPH World Green City Awards and beyond.

Arkema announces the finalization of an agreement with Chinese producer Aofan to manufacture 1233zd in China. At the same time, Arkema will accelerate its detailed planning of additional capacity at its Calvert City site in the United States. Both projects will support increasing market needs for sustainable solutions in high efficiency insulation materials and in emerging applications such as batteries for electric vehicles.

Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania, is increasing its tree canopy cover to reduce deforestation, fight the global climate crisis, and liven up the traffic areas. The Green Wave initiative has pledged to plant over 100K trees, 10M shrubs, and 300K climbing vines in the next two years to transform the city streets.

Covestro, a world leader in coating resin solutions for the decorative industry, today announces the launch of an additional approach as part of its strategy to enable more sustainable, safer solutions for the decorative paints and coatings market. As part of this new approach, which leverages Covestro’s leading position in bio-based resin innovation, the organization will grow its Decovery® family of resins and added-value services to meet the demands of its customers and markets.

At their May 18-20, 2021 Awards Conference, the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) recognized six Dow-connected projects as winners in the Best Tall Building category. The CTBUH Awards program honors projects that have made extraordinary contributions to the advancement of tall buildings and the urban environment, and that achieve sustainability at the highest and broadest level.

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