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[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2019 - 15:20
The lives of the young and the old rarely cross in many American cities. After I moved to Austin, I used a volunteer opportunity as a way to change that. Faye is stressed out about the craft room in her condominium. “I get very overwhelmed when I try to clean it,” she tells me when I arrive on the doorstep of her condo one hot Tuesday evening in June. She’d submitted a request for volunteer help... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, January 29, 2019 - 11:22
In today’s business world, it’s a well-recognized fact that a digital transformation journey needs to be adopted in order to stay competitive and relevant. It’s taken a while, but the construction industry is now fully on board with the opportunities that digitalization can bring. And, according to research carried out by Virgin Media Business with Oxford Economics in March 2016, the construction... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, January 29, 2019 - 11:18
Rapid urbanization, demographic change, and the maturing digital age continue to challenge the spatial distribution of people and resources across our cities and the globe. Successful design creates places that are rooted in local culture while acting as a catalyst for socially sustainable urban transformation. Here are six ways planners and designers will be transforming cities in... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, January 29, 2019 - 11:13
The Smart City Expo World Congress held in Barcelona in November was the largest smart city event in the world, and it is only growing bigger ever year. Forum Virium was also in attendance to market Helsinki’s know-how and collect the best tips for Finland’s smart city developers. Here is a list of the upcoming trends in smart city development based on the event.   Competition is growing fiercer... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, January 29, 2019 - 11:11
Asia's burgeoning mega cities have become toxic traps for many and face worsening air pollution and waste as well as rising heat stress because of climate change and more energy use. Yet they also represent a great opportunity to fix the region's pollution crisis, a top United Nations official said yesterday. It might sound counter-intuitive. But because much of the pollution stems from cities,... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, January 29, 2019 - 10:58
Racial segregation in the United States leaves children of different races and ethnicities separated into neighborhoods with widely unequal resources and opportunities. In order to achieve racial equity, we must grapple with segregation and the unequal opportunities it has created.   Racial segregation in the United States leaves children of different races and ethnicities separated into... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, January 29, 2019 - 10:37
Around this time of year, you’re likely putting the finishing touches on the usual list of New Year’s resolutions you’ve decided to dust off again. Losing weight, less procrastinating, quitting smoking (or vaping)–you know, the standards. While you’re deciding, what if you also gave some serious consideration to one of the most important relationships in your life–the relationship you have with... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Friday, January 25, 2019 - 20:48
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[ News ] Posted on Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 10:54
Unprecedented urbanization is compelling cities to fundamentally reimagine and transform for the future – and fast. According to the 2018 Revision of World Urbanization Prospects, roughly half of the world’s population lives in cities today and that figure is expected to increase to 68% by 2050. You don’t have to be a city planner to imagine the impact of urbanization on infrastructure,... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 10:53
David Autor, a labor economist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, has a record of attacking the biggest and most important issues. He has raised alarms about disappearing middle-skilled jobs, pointed to the downsides of trade with China, warned about increasing industrial concentration and attacked the question of whether automation will kill jobs. In a recent lecture at the American... Read more

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