Category: People & Community

London’s smart city plans embrace growing security infrastructure

Why Smart cities are the next great advance in the fight against terrorism.

ISO at COP24: International Standards as essential tools for climate action

ISO is holding a side event as part of the 24th Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

A tale of two wildfires: devastation highlights California’s stark divide

Some escaped Malibu by yacht while people fled Paradise on foot. But both cities face a brutal new normal, writes the scholar and urban theorist Mike Davis.

London looks to New York and Paris for advice on resilience in wake of Brexit

London is looking to the likes of New York and Paris to help it tackle the challenges of Brexit, population growth and infrastructure needs by sharing advice and ideas with 100 other cities.

Making our world accessible with ISO standards

From signage in the street to the construction of buildings, ISO standards help manufacturers, service providers, designers and policy makers create products and services that meet the accessibility needs of every person.

How kids can help design cities

Adults tend to think of kids as "future citizens" -- their ideas and opinions will matter someday, just not today.

How bacteria can save children’s lives

A ground-breaking new project in Bangladesh could help reduce the life-long health problems that come from childhood malnourishment – by focusing on the gut.

6 airplane foods you should avoid, according to food safety experts

Incorrect holding temperatures is the number one reason for food-borne illness on a worldwide basis.

Barbados seeking to build disaster resilience

With tsunamis accounting for $280 billion in economic losses over the last 20 years, Barbados is working towards achieving disaster resilient communities and reducing disaster losses.

How GDPR has changed the advertising game

Thanks to GDPR, digital advertising is about to see a back to the future return to the tradition of good content.

Nepal: Quake survivors can avail six types of soft loan from banks

The National Reconstruction Authority is preparing to launch a comprehensive post-reconstruction rehabilitation programme for earthquake and natural disaster victims.

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