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[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 15:34
I challenge you to become a great smart city catalyst. To transform your community by democratizing access to technology, adapting to your communities’ needs, and learning from your mistakes. Cities are investing in housing, business, transportation, and technology to turn our urban centers into smart places that can cope with unprecedented growth. But there’s one element at the heart of great... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 15:29
Wilder weather and other stresses could lead to knock-on effects such as high crime rates and civil unrest, analysts warn BARCELONA - Africa's rapidly expanding cities face huge threats from climate change over the next 30 years, which could bring knock-on effects such as higher crime rates and civil unrest, risk analysts said on Wednesday. Researchers at UK-based Verisk Maplecroft found 84 of... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 13:29
With a population that’s swelling by about 700,000 each year, India’s capital could be the world’s biggest megacity by 2028. The effects of unbridled urbanization are inescapable in India’s capital city. Smog blankets landmarks like India Gate in winter, delaying flights at the airport due to poor visibility. Traffic jams are part of the daily routine and slums abut New Delhi’s luxury hotels and... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 12:56
The near-term future of Earth is one of a warming planet, as urban expansion and greenhouse gas emissions stoke the effects of climate change. Current climate projections show that in U.S. cities temperatures are expected to rise by 2 to 7 C (3.6 to 12.6 F) by the year 2099. To try and adapt to this warming and maintain livability on the planet, researchers are looking into new ways of... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 12:42
By 2050 over 80% of the population in the developed world will live in cities according to predictions by Frost and Sullivan. In United States, that number is already around 80%. Amid this urbanization, technologies such as autonomous vehicles and flying cars are poised to transform how we construct, inhabit and traverse our cities. Some research even suggests that the smart cities market will be... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 12:21
Housing in the posher parts of global cities has become a distinct asset class Centre point, a tower that looms over central London, was empty for so long in the 1970s that it lent its name to a homelessness charity. Recently it was converted from offices to flats. Half are yet to find buyers. So the developer has taken them off the market pending a clearing of the political fog over Britain. Its... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 12:13
Due to its unparalleled exposure to natural disasters, Manizales in central Colombia is globally recognised for its innovative approach to prevention and response On the evening of 13 November 1985, Luz Estrella Arías was at home with her young daughter in Rio Claro, a hamlet in Caldas in the heart of Colombia’s coffee region. When she heard the roar, at first she thought it was a truck... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 12:03
Cities have a greater ability than they realize to bend the emissions curve toward a low-carbon future. From zoning, to line-items in the city budget, to projects included in a capital improvement program; there are touchpoints in the regulatory, policy, and planning authority of local governments that can be leveraged to ­influence carbon emissions within their jurisdictions. The key to cities... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 12:32
Migration from rural to urban areas is causing catastrophic pollution levels. That points to a bigger role for train networks. The biggest problem facing the world’s transport planners and visionaries isn’t how to develop the most amazing new transport technologies — it’s how to fit our planet’s fast-growing population into the tight confines of its ever-growing megacities. The world’s 25 largest... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 12:24
Are you aware of the Megatrends that will change your life? According to the definition published by Frost & Sullivan consulting, a megatrend is a global and sustained development force impacting society, culture, economy and business; therefore, it will significantly impact what our future world will look like. Analyzing megatrends and tying them to your future strategy is critical if you... Read more