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Earth Day Special – 7 Business Ideas for Serious Eco Entrepreneurs

April 26, 2016 by erichlawson

As Earth Day has just passed, let’s remind ourselves that an eco-friendly world is the future, especially in business. Running an eco-friendly business reduces your impact on the Earth’s environment and also reflects your commitment towards protecting and preserving the planet. What is unknown however, is that an eco-friendly business...[read more]

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Learn From Flint: Solidify Water Infrastructure With These 5 Fixes

April 22, 2016 by David Schwartz

The Flint, Michigan, water crisis was a tragedy: horrible, yet avoidable. After years of using water from nearby Lake Huron, the city switched to the Flint River, in essence polluting its own water supply.Several factors contributed to the catastrophe — chief among them were a budget crisis, minimal state monitoring, and an antiquated...[read more]

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How Manufacturers Are Developing and Using Renewable Energy

April 21, 2016 by Peter Kim

Across the globe, manufacturers are increasingly developing new ways of using renewable energy to strengthen clean energy competitiveness in various industries.Process heating systems are critical to the global manufacturing industry’s ability to turn raw materials (such as oil, iron ore, trees, crops, etc.) into products (including...[read more]

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Cutting Business Waste - Paper, Printers, And The Environment

April 20, 2016 by Rehan Ijaz
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Saving the environment is a somewhat broad topic - many individuals understand that it is important, but fail to fully comprehend it. Since it's a problem on global scale, 'doing your part' can see futile, especially for an individual who does not understand exactly how their lifestyle can contribute to environmental damage.While there...[read more]

Vertical City Concept : How to Live a Sustainable Life

April 18, 2016 by Sarah Smith
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You might be wondering how to live a sustainable life. People are starting to look to the vertical city concept as a solution to this growing and unavoidable problem.[read more]

How will sharing technologies shape our transportation future? – CTS Catalyst

April 13, 2016 by David Levinson

What physical  goods can—or should—be shared, and what should be owned individually? As the answer to that question slowly changes, the direction of our transportation future is changing, too.“For physical goods, one person’s use prevents someone else’s use, but many physical objects are not fully utilized by their owners,” says...[read more]

How much market share are New York’s yellow cabs losing to Uber?

April 11, 2016 by Brandon Donnelly

Todd W. Schneider recently mined data from the New York City Taxi & Limousine Commission to create a chart summarizing yellow taxi, Uber, and Lyft usage. The data only runs up until January 2016, but here’s what he found:“…yellow taxis provided 60,000 fewer trips per day in January 2016 compared to one year earlier, while Uber...[read more]

The long road to resilient cities in Africa

April 7, 2016 by Ivan Bruce

The need to build climate & disaster resilience in cities – Project example in Ibadan Urban Flood Management Project (IUFMP)  My journey to Ibadan, Nigeria supporting the World Bank’s - Ibadan Urban Flood Management Project (IUFMP) gave me an opportunity to reflect the challenges of such infrastructure projects and the...[read more]

Tech Updates : How to Design a Stormwater Drainage System

March 24, 2016 by Sarah Smith
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Since this time, engineers have searched for better methods and environmental scientists have been seeking alternative designs that will collect, treat and move the storm water after the snow melts or a rainstorm occurs.[read more]

Meet the New Green Face of Affordable Housing

March 23, 2016 by Kaid Benfield
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 When you think of "affordable housing," what's the image that comes to mind? For lots of people, including many of those most in need of it, the picture is not a pretty one: it's a scene of dreary, deteriorating high-rises or shabby, poorly constructed "garden" apartments with no garden in sight. Moreover, the projects come with...[read more]

Everything you ever wanted to know about automated vehicles

March 23, 2016 by Brandon Donnelly
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Last fall, David Ticoll (who is a research fellow at the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto) published a thorough discussion paper called Driving Changes: Automated Vehicles in Toronto. If you’re interested in driverless cars, and I know that a lot of you are, then it’s definitely worth a weekend read. It’s...[read more]

How Technology Can Provide Access for Distressed Communities

March 21, 2016 by Klaus Philipsen
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America's new gilded age with its increasing disparities and growing patchwork of pockets of poverty covering the nation like smallpox (see map) causes thoughts about access or the lack thereof. Not to have access, and the associated lack of opportunity have become chief explanations for systemic poverty. Baltimore's unrest in 2015 is...[read more]