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Black & Veatch: Data Analytics Is the Foundation of Tomorrow’s Smart Cities

New Strategic Directions Report reflects rising role of Big Data across infrastructure systems
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., January 16, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Big Data’s potential to improve community quality of life while making critical human infrastructure more efficient and sustainable is overcoming lingering fears about the costs of smart city solutions.

Expert Interview With Bob Daylor, Land Development Expert

Working with natural protections to protect Boston from sea level rise
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Bob Daylor is a civil engineer and senior consultant for land development and land tenure issues at Tetra Tech. He has 50 years’ experience in facility planning, design, and construction and specializes in master planning and permitting projects at the water’s edge and in or near ecologically-sensitive landscapes. He holds professional registrations in civil engineering and land surveying and has held several elected and appointed city and regional planning positions.

The Clean Power and Electrification Pathway

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Climate change and air pollution pose serious threats. Climate change effects, such as sea level rise and longer, more intense heat waves, are now occurring. In California, while significant progress has been made, too many communities continue to experience asthma and other air quality-related health issues.

Podcast | UPS Longitudes Radio: Moving Urban Logistics Forward (Part 3)

Moving Urban Logistics Forward, Part III: How Can Business Curb Congestion?
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Peter Harris | UPS 

Thomas Madrecki | UPS 

There are essentially two avenues to pursue in addressing logistic and transportation issues facing cities of the future.

The first one is conventional: Build a better mousetrap.

WELL Story: Air at Haworth Kerry Center, Shanghai

by Alex Przybyla, Sustainability Manager, Haworth
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The air we breathe can have a profound effect on our health, wellness and productivity. Air pollution is a growing concern across the world, and as a result it is more important than ever to ensure that our indoor air quality is optimized to support human health.

More People, More Infrastructure: The Big City Challenge

by Daniel Rosen
Blog

Global urban population growth is expected to skyrocket by 2050, at which point 70 percent of the world’s population will be living in cities. With this growth comes added strain to urban infrastructures, especially those in need of repair. 

Natural Gas Poised to Unlock Latin America Power Prospects

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Latin America’s rising demand for natural gas presents broad opportunities across the industry. While these opportunities may be most acutely present in Mexico — where a steadily growing economy is catalyzing soaring natural gas imports from the United States — conditions across the region reflect positive trends for U.S. producers and midstream players. Emerging markets are eager to tap U.S. supplies and seize on natural gas’s potential as a low cost, reliable and cleaner power generation source.

Delos™ and Tsinghua University Collaborate to Advance Mutual Interests in Societal Health Outcomes for Both the United States and China Through Healthy City Research

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Delos™, a wellness real estate and technology firm, announced that its China subsidiary, Delos (Beijing) Building Technology Co., Ltd. (Delos Beijing), entered into a cooperation agreement with Tsinghua University that will establish a Healthy City Research Center (HCRC). The cooperation will further scientific research on solutions and strategies to improve human health and well-being in the built environment, communities and cities. Research findings may potentially inform policy making to address public health challenges in Chinese and global cities.

Podcast | UPS Longitudes Radio: Moving Urban Logistics Forward (Part 1)

A new UPS/GreenBiz study provides a greener blueprint for city delivery.
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John Davies | GreenBiz 

Urbanization is arguably the defining challenge for how people will live and work in the world of tomorrow.

With two-thirds of the global population expected to live in cities by 2050, the need for efficient and sustainable logistics has never been greater.

That’s why we’re launching a three-part podcast series on how forward-looking businesses, academic institutions and sustainability leaders are reimagining the movement of goods in urban spaces.

UPS Launches Sustainable Deliveries in Frankfurt

Deliveries by electric bicycle and on foot replace two delivery vehicles per day, reduce traffic congestion, and improve air quality; Deployment of hybrid low-emission vehicles capable of wider delivery radius around Frankfurt
Press Release

December 1, 2017 /3BL Media/ - UPS (NYSE: UPS) will implement a sustainable delivery concept in the inner city of Frankfurt. From a micro-depot in the “Meisengasse” street, UPS employees will make deliveries with electrically assisted cargo bikes and on foot. This set-up will replace two diesel vehicles per day. The project will run for a two-year trial phase in cooperation with the City of Frankfurt, IHK Frankfurt, and the House of Logistics & Mobility (HOLM).

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