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[ News ] Posted on Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 10:14
Yet in cities, affluent white neighborhoods and high-poverty black ones are outliers, resisting the fragmentation shown with other types of neighborhoods. America’s cities have changed considerably over the past half century, in ways that challenge and confound our theories for understanding them. Back in the early 20th century, the urban theorists associated with the Chicago School—Robert Park... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 10:10
Telefónica and Seat have joined forces as part of a consortium to demonstrate connected car and 5G assisted driving during Mobile World Congress (MWC 2019) in Barcelona next week. The companies have entered a collaboration agreement with Mobile World Capital Barcelona, Ficosa, Etra, i2Cat, CTTC and UPC, Ericsson and Qualcomm Technologies for the project whose main objective is increasing road... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 11:21
Everybody who is professionally involved in technology in cities and communities agrees that the debate on digital rights has moved beyond the implementation of smart technologies. The European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) turned privacy into a hot topic, and the Cambridge Analytica scandal catapulted the debate on ethical use of data high up the political agenda. As a result of this... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 11:12
U.S. cities could learn a thing or two from Cuba and Argentina when it comes to urban farming. During the partial federal shutdown in December 2018 and January 2019, news reports showed furloughed government workers standing in line for donated meals. These images were reminders that for an estimated one out of eight Americans, food insecurity is a near-term risk. In California, where I teach,... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 09:21
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[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 09:36
The information age has transformed society in the last three decades thanks to the rapid adoption of innovative technology. While the economy in aggregate has benefited from this technological and social change, its unintended consequences have made cities more fragile. Much like cracks making a windshield more fragile, urban fragility comes about when government and individuals fracture or... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 09:26
Departments of Transportation are finding ways to get things done faster, cheaper, and better. The pace of improvement and modernization is accelerating. But can this be sustained? Building a culture of innovation may be the key to continuous improvement – and the top imperative for public transportation agencies today. From automated cars that drive us and may get us closer to zero fatalities,... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, February 18, 2019 - 14:50
Barcelona residents had until the end of January to submit suggestions for a plan to redevelop the green spaces of Montjuic, an iconic hill overlooking the Catalan capital. Few people live on Montjuic itself, which sports a stadium built for the 1992 Olympic Games alongside museums, a castle and recreational areas, but there are dense residential streets at the bottom of the hill.... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, February 18, 2019 - 14:45
The Big Apple has taken a bite out of Silicon Valley to become the world’s top tech city, according to a new index. Savills Tech Cities in Motion 2019 ranks 30 cities by six categories: Business Environment, Tech Environment, City Buzz & Wellness, Talent Pool, Real Estate Costs and Mobility. New York performs particularly well on the Business Environment category, whose markers include... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, February 18, 2019 - 14:38
Inger Andersen expected to replace Erik Solheim, who quit amid travel expenses outcry The UN secretary-general has picked the Danish economist and environmentalist Inger Andersen as its new environment chief, according to a letter seen by Agence France-Presse, turning the page on a scandal over expenses that rocked the UN agency. Andersen, who heads the International Union for Conservation of... Read more