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[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - 15:34
My argument in this article is not about how far we have developed, but rather how we want our cities to look in 10, 20 or 50 years to come! Urbanization is not just the population in the city; it’s about enhancing civilization and bringing about more economic and social progress. Agriculture is not a dominant source of income for the urban dwellers. To meet the demands of these city dwellers,... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - 12:49
A quarter century after the European Secretariat of ICLEI–Local Governments for Sustainability was set up, transformative action by its network of cities, towns and regions continues to define new ways of thinking and acting to advance sustainable development across Europe Over the past 25 years, ICLEI has demonstrated that environmental action is inextricably linked with more sustainable... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - 11:47
Building Asia’s green cities of the future is about more than energy efficiency - it can drive a virtuous cycle of economic growth and restructuring, as low-skilled jobs on large construction sites provide income opportunities for millions of migrants. On-the-job training can equip these labourers to build efficiently — and to build buildings and urban systems that operate more efficiently.... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - 11:09
To realize increased efficiency, city leaders, planners and developers should look to the technology sector, where the principles of “agile” software development have transformed project delivery. With two-thirds of the world’s population projected to live in urban areas by 2050, increasing to 70 percent by 2060, cities are in the global spotlight. They face the challenge of accommodating rapid... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Monday, October 2, 2017 - 17:12
About rise in the city rise in the city is a unique art event, featuring a competition, exhibit and auction, created to catalyze social enterprises in Africa. A unique event where 500 influencers in design and construction discover how architecture combined with social enterprise can solve poverty problems in Africa. Learn More How it works NYC is being split into 100 virtual blocks.... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, October 2, 2017 - 14:46
The devastation that Hurricane Harvey caused the city of Houston was still in the news when Hurricane Irma struck several Caribbean islands before grazing Tampa, Florida, and Hurricane Maria rocked Puerto Rico. Out of the glare of the international media, extreme rainfall in eastern India caused even greater damage, killing more than 1,000 people. And these were only the latest of many... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, October 2, 2017 - 12:27
Long Island City is a New York City neighborhood on the rise, literally. There is more real estate being built in Long Island City (LIC) than any other neighborhood in the country right now, on a square foot basis. Many local factors drive this growth. To understand these local factors and the impact that this development will have on the neighborhood going forward, the LIC community needed a way... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, October 2, 2017 - 11:50
The data revolution is upon us and the benefits, including improving the efficiency of corporations, spurring entrepreneurship, improving public services, improving coordination, and building profitable partnerships, are becoming more evident. For public services, the potential gains are impressive. Globally in the electricity sector, an estimated $340 – 580 billion of economic value can be... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, October 2, 2017 - 11:26
Over the next 30 years, the world’s population is expecting an unprecedented increase, particularly in urban areas. To put this into perspective, by 2050, it is expected that 9.6 billion people will be living on the planet with an estimated 66% living in urban areas. Undoubtedly these projections present significant urban planning challenges and it is a useful reminder that we need to start... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, October 2, 2017 - 10:15
Traditional style is often found in wooden furniture. The Indonesia furniture design is also using the same style as their signature design. The market for wooden furniture has positive responds to this traditional style. Traditional style becomes popular since it can be applied in different types of wooden furniture. Wooden furniture completed with traditional style has distinctive looks that... Read more