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[ News ] Posted on Saturday, February 16, 2019 - 13:43
With regards to purchasing Indonesian carved teak furniture, there are boundless choices – be that as it may, you aren't continually working with a vast spending plan. Refurnishing your office space can turn out to be fairly expensive, contingent upon who you get your item from, and not just that, there's no certification that what you buy will be perfect for the different representative body... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 14:57
Public libraries are one of the most trusted institutions, and they want to make sure everyone has access to the information cities are collecting and sharing. In recent years, dozens of U.S. cities have released pools of public data. It’s an effort to improve transparency and drive innovation, and done well, it can succeed at both: Governments, nonprofits, and app developers alike have eagerly... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 14:43
Sub-Saharan Africa is the global capital for road traffic deaths. Indeed, there has been no progress in reducing the number of deaths from road traffic incidents in any low-income country between 2013 and 2016, according to the World Health Organization’s 2018 Global Status Report on Road Safety. Globally, the number of road traffic deaths have continued to increase, reaching 1.35 million in... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 14:39
The science on climate change, and the scale of action needed to address it, are crystal-clear. People are rising in cities around the globe in direct consequence. We urge local leaders to respond to their concerned citizens, especially since newly released tools are available to support local decision-makers – tools to help cities align with 1.5°C maximum global warming. The evidence piles up... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 14:34
Mobility as a Service (MaaS) has now offered a vision for the future of transportation for several years. The ideas are ambitious: Providing travelers with the services they need to get from point A to point B under a single payment account;. Integrating disparate modes of mobility under one customer experience to better serve the travelers in a city or region. Creating the most efficient... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, February 11, 2019 - 17:22
Cities are currently both climate-culprit and climate-victim. They are already responsible for 70 percent of global energy-related greenhouse gas emissions and 65 percent of global energy demand; they could easily account for more than three-quarters of electricity use by 2030. Cities in emerging economies, where 95 percent of population growth to 2030 and beyond will occur, will account for the... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, February 11, 2019 - 17:17
With limited resources and little room for failure, choosing the right procurement strategy has been crucial for US cities to stay ahead of the innovation curve. Standard procurement processes are restrictive. They take time and lack the flexibility required to change and adapt specifications to the reality of the problem they are trying to solve. Searching for the right partner through a... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, February 11, 2019 - 17:12
Bike equity is a powerful tool for reducing inequality. Too often, cycling infrastructure is tailored only to wealthy white cyclists. Designing for bikes has become a hallmark of forward-looking modern cities worldwide. Bike-friendly city ratings abound, and advocates promote cycling as a way to reduce problems ranging from air pollution to traffic deaths. But urban cycling investments tend to... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, February 11, 2019 - 17:06
Our homes play a number of vital roles in our lives. They are where we rest, spend time with friends and family, and can be most ourselves. Given this central role it is not surprising that researchers have found a number of important relationships between the homes we live in and our health. A lot of this evidence uses subjective measures, where people are asked in surveys to rate their... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, February 11, 2019 - 15:58
Cities today have to make difficult choices around urban adaptation. There are currently too many tasks, too many options, too many alternative scenarios for cities to “see” solutions without access to data. The Urban Adaptation Assessment (UAA) is a tool designed to make local level choices easier to visualize and articulate.   Exploring Future Climate Costs and Current Vulnerabilities Developed... Read more