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[ News ] Posted on Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 09:26
Every day, some 200,000 people are moving into cities across the globe. Finding an affordable place to call home is not just a worry for young people in the developed world. It has become a global problem, affecting everyone from the least advantaged to the middle-classes. In fact, housing inequality may well be the biggest contributor to rising economic inequality. According to urban... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 09:22
In 1913 the first mass produced automobiles went down the Ford assembly line in Highland Park, Michigan. The large-scale introduction of motor vehicles triggered changes in a large and complex system that ultimately transformed not just transportation, but our sense of geography, the urban, and ultimately suburban, landscapes, manufacturing, agriculture, medicine, politics, education, and most... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 09:18
The number of people who are both in poverty and battling brutal heat - usually without air conditioning - will rise tenfold, say urban experts CAPE TOWN, June 19 - In just 30 years, cities around the world will face dramatically higher risks from extreme heat, coastal flooding, power blackouts and food and water shortages unless climate-changing emissions are curbed, urban researchers warned... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - 16:23
Heatwaves are already a bigger risk in many cities than people realise, experts say CAPE TOWN, June 21 - On days when temperatures hit worrying peaks – an increasing problem in Cape Town as climate change takes hold – figuring out how to keep people cool can be a challenge. The South African city, long known for its moderate climate, has few air conditioners. It is fringed by the sea – but most... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 11:10
Minister of Housing & Urban Affairs, Mr Hardeep Singh Puri said that Smart City Centres are helping in improved and efficient delivery of services that are provided by the government, while speaking at a consultative committee meeting in Surat, Gujrat. In an official press release, the Ministry stated that the Smart City Centre project that was launched on 25 June 2015 is a component of the ... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 10:16
SMART CITIES have the power to transform the world around us, making these urban areas a melting pot of culture, community, and business, all powered by technology. Truth be told, many people think a smart city is a data challenge. But it’s not. It’s also an innovation challenge. “Innovation will be key for Singapore’s Smart Nation success but data alone will not be sufficient to realize this... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 09:48
What should a “green” city look like? Should it resemble Copenhagen, with its high rates of bicycle commuting and recycling? What about Curitiba, the capital of Brazil’s Paraná state, with its pedestrian-centred planning? Or perhaps Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa, which is powered entirely by renewable energy? With more than 50% of the world’s population now living in urban areas – a share that... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 09:32
There are currently 2.53 billion smartphone users in the world. Many of these electronic goods will get disposed quickly because first-time smartphone purchasers will upgrade to a new device within a year. This increase in technology being used and produced presents a huge challenge for mankind and the environment – managing electronic and electrical equipment (EEE) waste, or e-waste. E-waste is... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 09:22
PAKISTAN has been struggling to meet its fast-growing demand for transport and provide quality transportation to a rapidly urbanising population. Standing at around 208 million, the nation is already the sixth most populous in the world with a 2.4 per cent growth rate. The Planning Commission has estimated that Pakistan’s population travels nearly 400 billion passenger-kilometres (pkm) each year... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 09:16
City living is often glamorized across the media, characterized by prosperity and cosmopolitan sophistication. But the truth is that rapid urbanization, particularly in Africa and Asia, is adversely affecting diets and food systems, which is leading to health, social, and economic inequality and environmental degradation. As we write this article, we reflect on a significant demographic... Read more