Looking for the fastest track your child can take to get into college and a better paying job? Consider letting them stay in high school for two more years to learn the skills that experts say open doors to a more prosperous career. This is the promise of BTECH, an innovative program launching this fall in New York City.
VERGE Salon examines role of technology in making cities smarter, greener and more resilient
OAKLAND, Calif., August 13, 2014 /3BL Media/ – An elite group of leaders in cities, buildings and technology will convene in New York City next month to explore the trends and technologies leading to “next-gen” buildings and cities. The day-long event, on September 16, is aimed at unlocking the opportunities created by the convergence data streams, smart grids, intelligent building systems and other technology trends.
To visit a sixth grade class today is to be reminded of how quickly the world is changing. The students I sat with recently at Middle School 223 in the Bronx were nearly fluent in multiple coding languages and had just created their own content-based websites. They are 11 years old.
Event Marks First Time a Major Hispanic Organization To Hold Its Annual Conference in New York City, New York Hilton Midtown, July 8-12, 2014
NEW YORK, July 3, 2014 /3BL Media/ – There’s something special about experiencing New York City for the first time, which is why Toyota is excited to welcome the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) 2014 National Convention to the Big Apple. This year’s 85th National Convention, which will be held at the New York Hilton Midtown (1335 Avenue of the Americas) from July 8-12, 2014, marks the first time that any national Hispanic organization will be holding its annual conference in New York City.
Summer of Social Innovation Class at MFA Design for Social Innovation
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This six week evening course uses the concept of informal economies as a sandbox for urban innovations. The most transformative new ideas often come from the economic fringes. In this course, students gain a macro perspective in informal economies, learn their properties and principles, study models of urban economic development and innovation accelerators, and experience using ethnographic research methods to identify unique cultural practices in New York City. Sign up here.
Leading Convening of Community-Focused Companies to Share Strategies Addressing Pressing Societal Issues May 20-21, 2014
New York, NY, March 26, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Two hundred and fifty senior leaders in corporate societal engagement are convening to learn together about “What Counts”, and to celebrate and expand the important work being done by companies in communities all over the world.
Aramark volunteers inspire children in Queens to live healthy lives.
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For Aramark's inaugural Global Volunteer Day on March 19, the company extended its health and wellness platform and commitment, Healthy For Life™, into Queens, NY where more than 100 New York-area employees partnered with Sunnyside Community Services, a member center of United Neighborhood Houses of New York (UNHNY), in an effort to provide children and families with better access to healthy food, nutritional education, active play and physical activity spaces. Aramark established a Healthy for Life™ Zone that will be a year-round hub of health and wellness education and awar
More than 100 area employees volunteer at Sunnyside Community Services on first annual Global Volunteer Day
Sunnyside, Queens, NY, March 19, 2014 /3BL Media/ – In Sunnyside, Queens, children struggle with a multitude of health issues. Nearly one in four children are considered obese according to municipal statistics. Citywide, and nearly half of all elementary school and pre-school children are not at a healthy weight.
By: Gary Lawrence, Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer at AECOM
A number of initiatives, including the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Recovery and the University of Notre Dame Global Adaptation Index, have been developing models to assess climate risk at various scales. The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development has been trying to put numbers on the cost of adaptation. The journal Nature Climate Change recently published a paper entitled “Future Flood Losses in Major Coastal Cities” full of some very sobering numbers.