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[ News ] Posted on Monday, February 4, 2019 - 15:21
An invisible force - design - shapes the answers to fundamental questions about society, debated every day: Who gets to benefit from economic growth? Who gets to participate in society? Who gets to feel welcome, and where? Through formal and informal design processes, dozens of choices are being made that ultimately lead to the way places, objects, services, and systems work. Whether we realize... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, February 4, 2019 - 15:17
Poor land records, rampant speculation and weak or corrupt implementation of regulations means that cities are using land inefficiently Urban areas are expected to grow by 80 percent by the end of the next decade, and unless they grow up rather than out, they could be in trouble, according to a new report from the World Resources Institute and Yale University. But poor land records, rampant... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, February 4, 2019 - 15:03
“Cities were once the most helpless and devastated victims of disease, but they became great disease conquerors.” —Jane Jacobs, The Death and Life of Great American Cities Urban history passed a landmark in 2017. For the first time, more than half the people in low- and middle-income countries live in cities. But as urbanization continues to accelerate, particularly in poorer nations, the world... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Friday, February 1, 2019 - 15:44
2018 was an eventful year with discussions, policy actions and urban investments impacting critical themes in city development, urban planning, and sustainable urbanization. While some topics and trends, such as the scurry by cities for Amazon HQ2 will remain as the most memorable events of the year, other budding innovations in city functioning, investment and management have set the stage for... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, January 31, 2019 - 10:26
Too often, those entrusted with the design and execution of urban public policy in areas such as transportation conceive it as an engineering problem with one ideal solution. The recent study completed by Lubna Anantakarishnan and Antonia-Sophie Gramsamer, graduate students at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), brings issues of social equity to the table, amplifying... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, January 31, 2019 - 10:23
Municipalities, like all other human social systems (i.e., families, organizations, nations, etc.) are heavily dependent upon their ability to learn and adapt in order to survive. And this, in turn, means they must be capable of understanding their own impacts in the world in order to take effective action. We sense and respond, then sense and respond; and then sense and respond yet again,... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, January 31, 2019 - 02:58
Grade A teak garden furniture the subsequent stage in your furnishings resurfacing undertaking will be to sand the surface; this makes it less demanding for a layer of paint to stick. In the wake of sanding, make sure to clear off any residue that might be superficially with a moist cloth. Give the furnishings a chance to dry and apply your first layer of paint, tidying up after you're finished... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2019 - 16:25
Mobility has evolved substantially in the past primarily attributing to industrial revolution. The third industrial revolution commenced with digitization which enabled the emergence of computer-aided travelling for instance GPS in cars. With the convergence of industry and technology, we are slowly and steadily navigating into the fourth industrial revolution. Clean energy vehicles such as ... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2019 - 16:15
According to the United Nation, more than half the people in developing countries lack basic sanitation, a third do not have access to clean water, a quarter lack adequate housing and a fifth do not have access to health care services   Accelerated population growth and increased tempo of urbanization represent man's greatest impact on the environment in recent times. This has brought into focus... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2019 - 16:06
The trend of rural populations moving toward cities has created huge problems in the urban societies of developing countries. In the year 2005, half of the world’s population was living in urban areas. In 1994, there were fourteen mega-cities (the cities that had at least ten million inhabitants). This number increased to thirty-seven in 2017. This migration of rural population to cities has... Read more

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