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Disaster Prevention through Intelligent Monitoring Systems

July 4, 2012 - in Emergency, Projects

In recent years many high-profile natural disasters have made the headlines and claimed hundreds of thousands upon thousands of lives. Many countries are beginning to realize the importance of accurate environmental monitoring systems and are developing advanced…

Creating Liveable Cities Relies on the Four C's

More than 100 governors, mayors and top leaders from 98 cities and regions discussed challenges and innovative solutions to build liveable cities and…

Creating Liveable Cities Relies on the Four C’s

More than 100 governors, mayors and top leaders from 98 cities and regions discussed challenges and innovative solutions to build liveable cities and…

US$400 Billion of Water Infrastructure Investment Depends on Adaptive Water Management

June 30, 2012 - in Projects, Water

Aging infrastructure, population growth, legislative and legal developments have all contributed to an ongoing need to consider dynamic water management strategies and solutions while concurrently facing economic challenges.  Financing shortfalls could partly…

TedPrize Winner City2.org Relaunches with Stories on Transformation

June 27, 2012 - in Projects

This year, for the first time ever, the TED Prize went not to an individual, but to an idea: The City 2.0. Last February, we launched the TheCity2.org to serve as a platform for people all over to world to dream up and build the future of our cities, and in…

China Hosts the Sustainable Cities Forum

June 27, 2012 - in Projects, Smart Cities

Mayors and senior officials from 25 cities around the world gathered in Beijing this week for the 2012 Beijing Forum on Sustainable Development of Cities. The forum, held under the theme "Culture: the driving power of a city's sustainable development", will…

Mapping the Special Districts in Nassau County

June 27, 2012 - in Analysis, Projects

The Long Island Index, in collaboration with the Center for Urban Research at the CUNY Graduate Center, launched a new tool on its website (www.longislandindexmaps.org) that for the first time provides public access to maps representing the profusion of special…

New York State Provides Grants for Regional Sustainable Plans

June 27, 2012 - in Energy, Planning, Projects

New York has provided communities with $10 million in funds statewide to pay for the creation of regional plans to promote sustainable development. The Cleaner, Greener Communities program is a $100 million competitive grant program from the New York State…

Rio+20 Outcomes: How do these affect cities?

June 26, 2012 - in Projects, Smart Cities

Human civilization on earth is under threat. The global trend of climate change and related trends of increased frequency and severity of extreme weather events, sea-level rise etc. as well as the trends of natural resource decline and biodiversity loss are…

Ford Research Selects Nokia Location Platform for Innovation Project

June 26, 2012 - in Projects, Transportation

Nokia today announced that Ford's research organization will use the Nokia Location Platform to advance innovation for smart and connected vehicles, as demonstrated by the Ford EVOS concept car. Ford selected the Nokia Location Platform to leverage Nokia's…