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[ News ] Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 09:07
Geetha, 21, held her one-and-a-half-year-old son, Dhruman, close to her, trying to save their lives from the rising waters, but in vain. When their bodies were discovered in Mallapuram district in Kerala, Geetha was holding on to her son tightly. Two sisters, Anagha and Aleena, who hugged each other every night before going to sleep, were buried together in a massive landslide in Nilambur town in... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 - 15:28
Where urban planning is concerned, the conventional wisdom is that more compact cities are greener. While this may be the case for greenhouse gas emissions, new research on US cities from Sefi Roth and Felipe Carozzi find that denser cities are also more likely to have greater concentrations of harmful air pollution which can be detrimental to human health and well-being. Air pollution is bad for... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 - 15:16
Cities are the fertile grounds where challenges, solutions and agents of change meet and co-produce innovations to progress urban transitions to liveable, just, sustainable and resilient futures. We are observing three related drivers for urban cities futures. Firstly, pressing urban challenges like climate change, social injustice and sustainability have motivated a plethora of urban actors,... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 - 15:01
Expanding cities are causing irreversible damage to climate, water resources and biodiversity around them as they grow. More than half of the world’s population is estimated to live in cities today, and the number is projected to rise further over the next decade. As cities emerge as the major economic drivers world over, it is essential to understand how our cities grow and ensure that the... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 - 14:50
The best future city plans are where government, the private sector and the community interact and collaborate. The UAE operates a government-led city model. There are benefits to this approach in that project ambitions are high and speed of delivery is impressive, as has been demonstrated by the level of growth and investment over the past 20 years. The local context in which we work has many... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, August 27, 2019 - 09:56
By 2050, 68% of the world’s population will live in urban areas, predicts the United Nations. How cities of the future deal with that influx presents a lucrative opportunity for designers and developers, working with urban planners, architects and engineers, to create vibrant communities, says Vivid Ideas and SXSW speaker, and Principal of Hoyne Design, Andrew Hoyne, whose design clients include... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, August 27, 2019 - 09:08
Brazil will reject the offer from G7 countries of $20m to help fight fires in the Amazon, government sources have said, with a senior official telling French president Emmanuel Macron to take care of “his home and his colonies.” “We appreciate [the offer], but maybe those resources are more relevant to reforest Europe,” Onyx Lorenzoni, chief of staff to President Jair Bolsonaro, told the G1 news... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, August 27, 2019 - 09:01
In a nation with more bikes than people, finding a space to park can be a problem. The Dutch city of Utrecht is unveiling an answer at its railway station on Monday morning: the world’s largest multistorey parkingarea for bicycles. The concrete-and-glass structure holds three floors of gleaming double-decker racks with space for 12,500 bikes, from cargo bikes that hold a family to public... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, August 26, 2019 - 11:19
How do you keep cities cool as the world gets hotter? It’s sort of a no-brainer: Less concrete, more jungle. A recent study conducted by researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison shows that tree cover can cool down a city block by as much as 10 degrees Fahrenheit, a difference that could save lives and money spent on AC. And cities are taking note. Los Angeles recently hired its first-... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, August 26, 2019 - 11:07
A number of Texas cities have jumped on the bandwagon of renewable energy initiatives in recent years leading to higher costs and reduced the reliability for their residents.   Among the many places jumping on the bandwagon of renewable energy initiatives in recent years are the Texas cities of Austin, Georgetown, and now San Antonio, each of which maintains a monopolistic, municipally owned... Read more

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