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Does the City of the Future Mean Fewer Cars?

by Emma Kantrowitz
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The U.S. has long been the land of the automobile. We design cities around parking lots, create suburbs “within driving distance” of major metropolises and have highways that span coast to coast. The car is an undeniable part of America’s history and has shaped how much of it looks today.

Tetra Tech Sponsored an Engineering News-Record Webinar on Resilient Building Design Strategies

Adapting building design to the changing climate
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With the rising frequency of extreme weather, the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry faces increasing demands to create buildings that can both survive in a changing climate and deliver superior performance across a range of conditions.

How Trucks, Bikes and Pedestrians Can Work Together

We all want greater quality of life, reduced congestion, enhanced safety and improved connectivity.
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Thomas Madrecki | UPS

Most mornings, I try to fit in a pre-work spin on some of the hillier roads around Washington D.C.

Out with a group of friends, pushing the pace, snapping sunrise photos and grabbing a cup of coffee after — it’s one of my favorite parts of the day. And as a transportation policy advocate, it’s also a time when I feel especially prone to moments of anger, frustration and wanting to change things for the better.

UPS Partners With Matternet to Transport Medical Samples Via Drone Across Hospital System in Raleigh, N.C.

First FAA sanctioned use of a drone for routine revenue flights involving the transport of a product under a contractual delivery agreement
Press Release

UPS (NYSE:UPS) today announced a groundbreaking new logistics service to deliver medical samples via unmanned drones through a collaboration with Matternet, a leader in autonomous drone technology. The program is taking place at WakeMed’s flagship hospital and campus in the Raleigh, N.C., metropolitan area, with oversight by the Federal Aviation Administration and North Carolina Department of Transportation. Today’s flight marks the beginning of numerous planned daily revenue flights at the WakeMed Raleigh campus.

Interview With Kevin Smith, Energy Analyst

Creating a more sustainable world by improving the energy efficiency of buildings
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Kevin Smith is an associate energy analyst with Glumac, A Tetra Tech Company, which provides full-service building design and commissioning. His role includes project management, energy analysis, and energy code compliance modeling. Kevin has a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and a double minor in Biology and Green Engineering from Virginia Tech.

What inspired you to get into your field of study?

Working Together Toward More Sustainable, Livable Cities

Guest post by Alex Keros, Smart Cities Chief at GM Urban Mobility/Maven
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The pace of transportation technology development is opening the door to a broader array of mobility and partnership options. In parallel, perceptions toward personal car ownership are shifting, especially in urban environments. These trends afford us the opportunity to reexamine the way people are moving through their community, and leverage technology to help make that movement easier, safer and more reliable.

Black & Veatch: With Their Surging Populaces More Technologically Savvy, Cities Must Start Planning Digitally Connected Communities

New e-Book says digitizing infrastructure can lead to resilience, sustainability and better quality of life, services
Press Release

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., March 4, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Urban centers are growing more congested. Digitalization takes deepening root in the American experience. Connected devices number into the billions, stoking the influence of consumers at the epicenter of this new on-demand, data-driven economy.

Solid Results Driven by Robust Overseas Performance and Reliable Hong Kong Business

Press Release

February 25, 2019 /3BL Media/ CLP Holdings Limited (CLP) is pleased to announce solid annual results for 2018. The Group’s operating earnings for the year increased 5.1% to HK$13,982 million. Total earnings decreased by 4.9% to HK$13,550 million, largely due to favourable one-off items in 2017. These figures reflected the combination of continued robust performance in our overseas businesses and dependable earnings from our Hong Kong base. They also allowed the Board to approve a fourth interim dividend of HK$1.19 a share.

SmartHub@CLP Gives a Futuristic Glimpse Into Tomorrow’s World

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Have you ever wondered what a smart city looks like? Well, you can have a glimpse into the future now by going to the second floor of CLP’s office in Sham Shui Po, one of Hong Kong’s oldest districts.

This unlikely setting is home to SmartHub@CLP, an innovative new experience centre that demonstrates CLP’s role as a smart city enabler and a pioneer of smart living. Completed in December 2018, the 5,000 ft2 facility showcases the latest green technologies and innovative energy solutions.

Powering the Sustainable Rise of the Greater Bay Area

Newsletter

The Greater Bay Area is taking shape rapidly with the opening of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge and the Express Rail Link. These milestone infrastructure projects are the key to a new era of super-connectivity that promises exciting new business opportunities for the region.

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