Posts tagged environmental sustainability
Context Labs co-founds MOBI: The Mobility Open Blockchain Initiative

MOBI allows industry stakeholders to interoperate together, generate global network effects, and with that stem the tide of big tech disruption, and instead, lead with transformative differentiation.  MOBI and its ecosystem partners have a voice to innovate and differentiate, leveraged by their combined network effect.  Disrupt?  We say "no."  Provide transformative differentiation, at-scale in one of the world's largest industry ecosystems?  We say "yes."

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Putting the ‘smart’ in smart city: Getting data management right to build the city of the future

Improving the connectivity within British cities is not just an abstract pursuit driven by an obligation to follow a larger trend of digitization. Building smarter cities has tangible benefits for residents and businesses alike. By integrating data from organisations across the private, public and non-profit sectors, we can collectively build solutions that improve the reality of living the city life; from optimizing public transport routes to creating incentives for people to recycle by tracking citizens’ litter habits.

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Spokane, Urbanova Selected for Sustainable Infrastructure Smart Cities Award

Spokane and Urbanova, a living laboratory collaboration and proving ground to design cities for the future, have been recognized with a Smart Cities North America Award (SCNNA) by global research and intelligence firm IDC.

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Smart City Market 2018 Global Size, Competitors Strategy, Regional Analysis, Industry Profits and Growth by Forecast to 2022

According to a recent study report published by the Market Research Future, the global market of Smart City is booming and expected to gain importance over the forecast period. The market is projected to demonstrate a spectacular growth by 2022, surpassing its previous growth records in terms of value with a striking CAGR during the anticipated period (2016 – 2022). 

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U.S. Department of Transportation Announces Half A Billion Dollars in Infrastructure Investments to 41 Projects in 43 States

“TIGER grants are targeted investments for our local communities that will increase safety, create jobs and modernize our country’s infrastructure,” said Secretary Elaine L. Chao.More than 64% of this round of TIGER funding was awarded to rural projects, a historic number that demonstrates this Administration’s commitment to supporting the country’s rural communities.

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World Bank, GEF launch Urban Sustainability Framework | Smart Cities Dive

The World Bank and environmental advocacy group Global Environmental Facility (GEF) announced the launch of a new Urban Sustainability Framework during the World Urban Forum. The guide is designed to help cities become more sustainable through a "four-stage approach": create a vision for that sustainability, determine financing to put plans into practice, monitor, and evaluate implementation.

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IKEA, David Chang and ruler of Dubai invest $40 million in AeroFarms vertical farming | Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

The revolutionary company just secured a whopping $40 million in financing from world-renowned chef David Chang, megabrand IKEA and the ruler of Dubai — Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid. The company intends to use the money to address the escalating challenge of bringing healthy, sustainable food to the growing global population using their innovative aeroponic growing system.

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Moscow completes first phase of its sweeping redevelopment campaign | Smart Cities Dive

Moscow's government says it has completed the first phase of its massive My Street renovation project. The city-wide upgrades create what the municipality calls a "citizen-oriented" city.

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Autonomous Vehicles and Smart Cities P3 coming to Greater Cincinnati — Smart Cincy

On Monday, December 4th, Cincinnati leaders meet with Ohio Department of Transportation, Jobs-Ohio, and The Governor’s Office to discuss deploying autonomous vehicle test locations in Cincinnati and making the region smarter using IoT and connected technologies.

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Sharing the future of open access | Voices

In his welcome message, Denis Robitaille, Vice President and WBG Chief Information Officer, Information and Technology Solutions, indicated that “the Bank uses different policies and tools to promote Open Access,” and highlighted several initiatives, including the Open Archives and the 5th anniversary of the Open Knowledge Repository.

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To Prepare for Climate Change, Copenhagen Is Building Parks That Can Turn Into Ponds - CityLab

COPENHAGEN, Denmark—The tarmac has been torn up and the greenery reduces the urban-heat island effect. More parks like it are being built to purposefully turn into small ponds during heavy rains, allowing them to capture and retain water on site until the drainage system has capacity to handle it. During the worst deluges, certain streets with raised sidewalks will become “cloudburst boulevards,” creating a Venice-like cityscape of water channeled safely through the city until it can empty into the harbor....

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Green Infrastructure Planning to Empower Communities | Planetizen: The independent resource for people passionate about planning and related fields

With the recently adopted Community Greening Plan, Capital Region Water has committed to the implementation of green stormwater infrastructure in Harrisburg. The plan is empowering residents to partner in stormwater management.

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Innovative PV landfill system saves costs and protects the environment

A groundbreaking PV system on a landfill-site in Germany demonstrates how to combine conventional waste management and climate protection and to save costs. The installation of Goldbeck Solar was honored with one of this year`s Intersolar Awards in the category for Outstanding Solar Projects.

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