Category: People & Community

‘Counter’ terrorism policies that breed more terrorism are not smart

A few recently surfaced stories have reminded me that on occasion the decisions made by those who should know better are really dumb.

86,000 Kerala youngsters join youth volunteer force to tackle natural disasters

Anyone in the age group of 15 to 30 can join the Kerala Voluntary Youth Action Force, which will be launched on December 19.

Resilient Animals – How wildlife bounced back after Civil War

A generation after civil war, more than 100,000 large animals populate Mozambique's Gorongosa National Park, a rare spot of good news.

The barriers that are in your mind…

After Albert Lin lost his leg in an accident, he chose to become bionic and rethink his entire world.

Calgary, Alberta unveils 4 new smart city initiatives

The City of Calgary unveiled four new smart city initiatives designed to improve air quality, disabled services, climate and speed of play on its golf courses.

Sci-Fi promised us home robots. So where are they?

It seemed like 2018 was going to be the year of robots. But then, as quickly as the home robots came, they disappeared.

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.

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