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Annual Ideagen Silicon Valley Tech for Good Summit 2017

Press Release

April 21, 2017 /3BL Media/ - On March 27 & 28, we held our Annual Ideagen Silicon Valley Tech for Good Summit hosted by Capgemini and the following day hosted by Vodafone Americas Foundation. World’s leading companies, start-ups, NGO’s and public sectors joined together to innovate and collaborate via cross-sector innovation.

Shifting to a Digital Grid Forces System-Wide Grid Modernization

Article

We are at the dawn of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, defined by its velocity and volume, scope and scale, and systems impact. The foundation of this new era is squarely built upon the success of the "digital grid." The first three revolutions—defined by the introduction of steam and mechanization, electricity and computing, respectively—all had profound societal impacts, but they lacked the exponential rate of technological breakthroughs and complexity that define the fourth.

One Boston Day: How Cities & Companies Can Create a Blueprint for Urban Resilience

Blog

Urban resilience is so much more than disaster preparedness—a truly resilient approach is one that is proactive not just reactive. That’s why today more and more companies and organizations are putting resiliency at the forefront of their responsibility efforts.

Today serves as an opportunity to remind us how vital resiliency is in today’s climate.

Shanghai Tower | Tallest Building in China Serves as Benchmark for Sustainable Design

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Located in Shanghai’s Luijiazui financial district, the award-winning Shanghai Tower rises 632 meters (128 stories), making it the tallest building in China. Shanghai Tower & Construction Co., Ltd selected Cosentini, A Tetra Tech Company, to help create a towering structure that is a benchmark for sustainable design and technological innovation in China.

Jeremy Miller on California’s Water Troubles

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California’s soggy winter and spring belie its long-term water prospects. While it’s true that the Golden State is experiencing record rainfalls, California’s water problems have far from evaporated. A warmer globe means wilder swings of storms and drought, deluges and scarcity. Is the most populous state ready for these wild swings? What are they doing with the surplus that is literally spilling over aquifers right now? And how will they ensure that groundwater stores are not completely depleted?

Ecocentricity Blog: That's a Big Pothole

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Fortunately, Atlanta has a robust public transportation system and an intelligently-designed network of roadways to allow for a seamless modification of traffic flows without increased congestion. Unfortunately, none of that previous sentence is true.

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Fortunately, Atlanta has a robust public transportation system and an intelligently-designed network of roadways to allow for a seamless modification of traffic flows without increased congestion. Unfortunately, none of that previous sentence is true.

Ecocentricity Blog: That's a Big Pothole

Summary: 

Fortunately, Atlanta has a robust public transportation system and an intelligently-designed network of roadways to allow for a seamless modification of traffic flows without increased congestion. Unfortunately, none of that previous sentence is true.

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Fortunately, Atlanta has a robust public transportation system and an intelligently-designed network of roadways to allow for a seamless modification of traffic flows without increased congestion. Unfortunately, none of that previous sentence is true.

How Do You Design a Building for the Future?

By Shin Woo Paik, CCNA, LEED AP
Blog

As the building industry changes, architects, engineers, and developers must look forward and plan for the impact of workplace trends and disruptive technology on the commercial real estate industry. So how do you design a building for the future? Our advice: integrate IT services and connectivity infrastructure in the planning process for all commercial developments and redevelopments.

Avnet Success Story Video | The Story of Ubicquia

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Avnet works with Ubicquia to make cities smarter by embedding streetlight sensors that detect threats such as gas leaks, radiation and gunshots, and alert response teams.

WIFIA: Long-Term Low-Cost Loans for Water Infrastructure

Helping to accelerate investments and bring the public and private sectors together to deliver critical water projects across the country
Article

In December 2016, Congress passed the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act which funds the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) program to be administered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). WIFIA is designed to help accelerate investments and bring the public and private sectors together to deliver critical water projects across the country. The WIFIA program, which can cover up to 49 percent of projects’ eligible costs, provides a critical, long-term, low-cost, customized capital solution to help catalyze investment in the sector.

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