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[ Opportunities ] Posted on Tuesday, January 29, 2019 - 12:15
Job Description In this role, you will lead strategic outreach efforts for this new initiative to accelerate progress toward a sustainable and healthy ocean. Reporting to the Director, Sustainable Ocean Initiative, you will be part of a global team, leading ocean communications for WRI and its partners.In close coordination with WRI’s global communications team, you will lead in the planning and... Read more
[ Document ] Posted on Tuesday, January 29, 2019 - 12:09
WCCD City Data for the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal highlights the fact that high calibre city level data is already building in breadth and depth to support the SDGs, and that this data is essential to the success of the SDGs, since city leaders stand at the pivotal points for global change in building a more sustainable planet. Cities represent more than 80 percent of global GDP... 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
[ Document ] Posted on Monday, January 28, 2019 - 15:38
Austerity has hit cities hardest In a spending review year, Cities Outlook 2019 explores how local government cuts since 2010 have impacted UK cities, finding that cities have shouldered almost three-quarters of all local government spending cuts. Not only that, but with an ever-increasing demand for services like social care, cities are dedicating more and more of their spending to these vital... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Friday, January 25, 2019 - 20:48
Indonesia furniture manufacturing company can redesign and go hard and fast. They don't need to stress over expense, and they get essentially what they need. The greater part of us are not unreasonably fortunate in any case, and we have to discover bargains on nearly everything that we get in the case of refurbishing or simply supplanting something. Despite the fact that there are numerous... Read more

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