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Monthly: January 2017

How can we promote collaborative governance and urban sustainability when planning for the cities of the future? We believe that mixed reality offers interesting opportunities to engage citizens who are normally excluded from the planning process, and whose participation is important to foster urban sustainability. Many contemporary urban challenges are best understood as complex. This….

Our world is facing more humanitarian challenges than ever before. The UNHCR estimates that over 65 million people were displaced by conflict and persecution in 2015 alone. At the same time, the Geneva Conventions are being ignored, with civilians and aid workers increasingly made targets of violence. And never have we been more informed or….

The use of telecommunications technology has exploded globally, creating huge opportunities to connect people, enabling business efficiencies and transforming every aspect of our society. Some of those risks include dangers to children and are inherent, so we need to do more to protect children. I believe this issue should come to the forefront of more….

According to a recent report from the World Economic Forum some 4 billion people – more than 55% of the world’s population – do not use the internet. Approximately two billion people still lack access to basic mobile communications, and two billion more have mobile subscriptions that are not “internet enabled,” according to the Ericsson Mobility Report…..

Ours is a world divided by several disparities, and gender is one of them. While popular portrayals in the international media highlight the modern superwoman figure who can have it all and do it all, the reality in many parts of the world is quite different. Child marriage, sex trafficking of young girls across borders,….