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[ News ] Posted on Monday, March 11, 2019 - 16:25
International Women’s Day is this week, and millions around the world are mobilizing to celebrate womanhood and promote women’s rights. Unfortunately, there’s perhaps less to celebrate for women in the venture capital industry and the high-growth startups it supports. In 2017, just 16 percent of venture capital funding in the United States went to startups with at least one female founder, and... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, March 11, 2019 - 16:14
If only there were a secret way to lose weight, improve health, save money, and save the planet – all at the same time and without fitting an additional thing into your day. Amazing news!  There is!  It’s called active transportation – in other words, walking and biking. Using this product, city leaders have the ability to create cities and towns that are vibrant, sustainable, healthy, and... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 11:53
The Fabrication City concept puts manufacturing back in the hands of communities — using 3D printers. It could have far-reaching implications for economic development, environmental sustainability, inclusion and other benefits. The use of 3D printing provides cities with opportunities through their local innovators and entrepreneurs. The process of 3D printing layers materials to create three-... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 11:46
The rate at which we consume and expend resources right now is far from efficient. Certainly, there are many areas where we can be greener, more efficient and sustainable. Estimates show that two thirds of the world’s population will be living in cities by 2050; that’s 6.3 billion people or 68 percent in quarter of a century’s time. Factor in urbanization which is estimated to be 1.3 million... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 - 16:06
UK-based charity, the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, has released a suite of policy resources in a bid to encourage more cities to transition to a circular economy. “When you apply the concept of a circular economy in the urban context, you’re looking to design out waste and pollution from cities, keep products and materials in use in cities and maintain their value, and regenerate natural systems... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 - 16:03
Lighting, sound-deflecting surfaces, big spaces—all of these elements can influence a deaf person’s ability to communicate. DeafSpace design considers it all. A museum atrium with a grand, lofted ceiling. A restaurant with an open kitchen, a candle-lit bar, and trendy metal chairs. A conference room with a long, rectangular table. These spaces might look good. But to deaf and hard-of-hearing... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 - 15:34
Air pollution is an insidious killer. If you are among the 91% of the world’s population who breathes air the World Health Organisation (WHO) deems unsafe, then every time you inhale, microscopic particles are being drawn into your lungs. They get into your bloodstream, causing cancers, strokes and heart disease, stunting children’s growth and development, and even reducing your intelligence.... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, March 5, 2019 - 12:08
In 2016, the total emissions from all countries on earth equaled 6,511 million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent. Can you guess which of the economic sectors listed above was responsible for the greatest amount of greenhouse gases during this time period? Transportation Emissions If you chose transportation, you'd be correct. Creating nearly 28.5 percent of the total gas emissions in 2016... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, March 5, 2019 - 11:22
This story is part of a series that will run ahead of the third edition of the One Planet Summit which will take place in Nairobi, Kenya, on March 14, 2019. The Summit will bring together global leaders, entrepreneurs, international organizations, and civil society, to help accelerate and focus attention on climate investments in line with the Paris Agreement objectives. The Summit will focus on... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, March 5, 2019 - 11:05
Cultural heritage should be considered a priority in rebuilding cities after conflict or natural disaster, but it is often missing from local and international strategies, experts said WASHINGTON - In Bosnia, after the war in the 1990s, residents put rebuilding a 400-year-old bridge ahead of fixing their own roofs. In Nepal, repairing the nation's historic sites brought people together after 2015... Read more