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[ News ] Posted on Monday, October 16, 2017 - 10:06
'It’s not a human right to pollute the air for others' Paris, Copenhagen and Oxford announced bans on petrol and diesel cars this week.  Paris will ban all petrol- and diesel-fuelled cars by 2030, a decade ahead of France’s 2040 target. Copenhagen plans to ban diesel cars from 2019, while Oxford has proposed banning all non-electric vehicles from its centre from 2020. This would make central... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 11:35
As more cities and communities undertake digital transformation, Cisco continues to lead with powerful research, vision, technology, and business models all designed to guide our customers’ journey. We continue to evolve our offerings—drawing on internal and partner resources and customer feedback—to lay a path forward and keep it clear, safe, and well lit. In fact, Cisco was recognized as the #... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 11:18
THE FUTURE OF MOBILITY IN CITIES IS MULTIMODAL AND INTEGRATED. When vehicles are used, they should be right-sized, shared, and zero emission. These principles, produced by a working group of international NGOs, are designed to guide urban decision-makers and stakeholders toward the best outcomes for all in the transition to new mobility options. The pace of technology-driven innovation... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 10:56
How to replicate smart city solutions? Are standards the right tools for cities? Can the European Standardization Organizations be part of the cities’ journey towards a smart and sustainable future? WHY? Cities are not always fully aware of what standards can offer, as they may not be familiar with the value voluntary standards bring and how to get involved in the standardization system. This... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 10:50
You don’t want to be hit by a recession in a city like Steubenville, Ohio. Eight years into the economic recovery, there are thousands fewer jobs in the metropolitan area that joins Steubenville with Weirton, W.Va., than there were at the onset of the Great Recession. Hourly wages are lower than they were a decade ago. The labor force has shrunk by 14 percent. The dismal performance is not... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 19:19
The concept of the slum emerged when industrial capitalism hit its stride in the late 19th century. Derived from Cockney street slang, the word was soon taken up by reformers and moralists of the Victorian period, a loaded descriptor of the densely populated and poorly serviced neighborhoods that housed workers, their families, and the reserve army of the unemployed. Plenty of people used the... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 19:14
The term "data breach" has made a whirlwind of headlines this month — ironically National Cybersecurity Awareness Month — as companies like Equifax and Yahoo have fallen victim to compromised systems that have leaked a wealth of client data. It's not a new problem, yet the influx of security breaches has caused companies to shift from prevention strategies to identification strategies — and such... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 18:26
Conditions are improving for many, but not for everyone and not fast enough. Opportunities for progress abound in Africa, but governments need to make more strategic investments to improve the development prospects for all on the continent. This is according to an Institute for Security Studies (ISS) report that identifies seven key trends to understanding how Africa’s future could unfold over... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 18:14
Addis Ababa, 9 October 2017 – There is a tectonic shift under way in the choice of where and how Africans would like to live. In less than 20 years from now half of Africa’s ballooning population will be urban dwellers. By 2050 that could reach 60 per cent. While these projections hold many advantages for African nations, right now they pose a stiff test for policy makers to manage this... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 14:00
When I walk through my street in the evening, or try to beat the traffic at dawn going to work in the city of Lagos, Nigeria, the rapid growth repeatedly spoken of in the media as a statistic becomes a brutal reality that I live. It is estimated that Lagos has nearly doubled over 15 years to 21 million people and it’s said to double, according to some reports, by 2050. Mind-boggling stats,... Read more