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[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 - 11:21
Jonathan Andrews explains how cities are looking to their own universities and colleges for the talent they need to drive innovation When Michael Mayta, Chief Information Officer in the City of Wichita, posted two openings for a data analyst and data scientist in 2018 he received no applications for the scientist position and two for the analyst job. “When they found out what our pay scale was,... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 - 11:03
It’s often dubbed ‘the Netflix of transport’ by its advocates, for bringing together multiple transport and mobility choices into a single, digital platform which users can either purchase via subscription packages or on a pay-as-you-go basis. Its supporters herald it as the solution to a host of transport challenges within our cities. But can Mobility as a Service (MaaS) ever be as popular as on... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 - 11:00
Much attention has been given to the algorithmic salvation of Artificial Intelligence and how it will transform our world and how we live. Nowhere is the potential more evident than in our cities, where AI potentially impacts life in multiple ways: autonomous vehicles, smart utilization of utilities, and even in the distribution of social services. The primary focus has been on research and... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 - 10:51
Planners, designers, environmental activists, and the aging-in-community are all seeking ways to make our communities work better for our aging population. In this era of high tech solutions, there is a simple, low-cost tool at hand: install more benches! Whether along sidewalks, at bus stops, in parks, or in front of civic buildings, benches are a necessary component of age-friendly community... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 - 10:48
Modern science has proven environmental factors heavily influence human health – which is why each and every one of us would benefit from an intact ecosphere with good quality air, water and produce. In fact, by changing the conditions in which we live, we might be able to improve our health and reduce costs for healthcare systems. And since biodiversity is a reasonable indicator of the... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 - 10:46
Decarbonizing our cities and buildings is both necessary and very complex. Digitalization will be a key enabler of this transformation. It can be - and is being - achieved with existing technologies. We cannot solve climate change without transforming our cities and buildings. This requires massive efforts from the private and public sectors, but it is possible with today’s technologies.... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 - 10:43
The world in 2020 is looking more turbulent and uncertain than ever. Powerful economic, demographic and technological forces are rewiring international politics. According to the World Economic Forum's new Global Risks Report, structural shifts are encouraging nation-states to adopt more transactional and unilateral postures. Some nations are abandoning old alliances, questioning the value of... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Friday, January 10, 2020 - 11:50
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[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, January 1, 2020 - 09:57
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[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 - 11:44
Kenyans have been urged to embrace non-motorised traffic (NMT) as a way of reducing congestion in cities and promoting a healthy population. These include bicycles and walking. Speaking after an event in Nairobi Monday to highlight the importance of safe riding, UN-Habitat Executive Director Maimunah Mohd Sharif said many city dwellers waste valuable time and energy stuck in traffic jams.