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WRICities Accompanied by record high temperatures, regions across the globe are currently facing life-threatening periods of drought—the U.N., for example, estimates that a total of 1.2 billion people across the globe live in areas with water scarcity. To ensure reliable access to water, it is essential that cities, home to 54 percent of the world’s population, innovate new ways to improve their water supply.read more
31 Aug 2015
OctaviusIII The Bay Area is a sprawling region, no doubt about it. It stretches from Napa Valley to Silicon Valley, Pacific Ocean to Sacramento River Delta, is nearly as large as New Jersey or Cyprus. Yet this size means its various economies are disconnected to such a degree that the Census Bureau has split it into two different metropolitan areas.read more
31 Aug 2015
evolveEA Sports is a $1.3 trillion global industry, with over $450 billion of this spent in the US. And small wonder – sports figures and celebrities have the greatest influence on us, aside from family. Sporting events occur constantly and can reach every one of us. Sports engage us on a visceral level and have the power to forge lifelong allegiances, create rivalries, and symbolize a city or even a country. Think of Brazil with soccer, Canada with hockey, Norway with skiing, Kenya with running, and so forth.read more
28 Aug 2015
lmtozer Cities are increasingly adopting ambitious greenhouse gas emission reduction targets, such as 80% reductions by 2050. To make that ambition a reality, people in cities are trying out new initiatives ranging from local government’s financial incentives for solar energy to community group’s efforts to develop alternative, low-carbon economies using sharing. However, research has shown that these attempts are experimental and uncertain in their long-term impact.read more
27 Aug 2015
Charles Arthur Clustering is the phenomenon whereby firms from the same industry gather together in close proximity. Economists explain clustering as a means for small companies to enjoy some of the economies of scale usually reserved for large ones. read more
27 Aug 2015
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