The Future of Work – Response | Recovery | Resilience

June 11, 2020

By Edge Technologies

Companies around the world have found themselves in a new situation where unpredictable circumstances determine how we live and work. Many businesses struggle with adapting, although there are some who have been able to settle and move on. What determines a successful adaptation and what is the role of the physical environment in this process?
 

With a brand-new digital event series, EDGE focused on factors shaping our workplace together with partners in the industry. We defined 3 phases "Response – Recovery – Resilience" – according to Dr. Joseph Allen, author of Healthy Buildings and assistant professor at th Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. ​ 

 

Together with peers from various companies and excellent speakers such as Rick Fedrizzi, Rachel Gutter and Tim Oldman, we discussed these phases in a series of events. The perfect opportunity to gain insights and be prepared for the future! 

South Korea Bets on ‘Untact’ for the Post-Pandemic Economy

June 10, 2020

By Sam Kim

South Korea is making a national push to reshape its economy around a concept called “untact.” Developed by a group of local consumer science gurus in 2017, untact envisions a future where people increasingly interact online and companies replace humans with machines to immunize themselves against the effects of rising wages and a rapidly aging workforce.

In East Asian first, South Korea announces ambitions to reach net zero by 2050

March 17, 2020

By Tim Ha

South Korea’s ruling political party on Monday announced its ambition for the nation to adopt a Green New Deal and deliver net zero carbon emissions by 2050. If the plan goes through, the country—the world’s seventh-largest emitter—will be the first in East Asia to set a timeframe to end its contribution to climate change.

In its manifesto for the upcoming legislative elections, the liberal Democratic Party of Korea outlined policies geared towards shrinking the country’s vast climate impacts. They include a carbon tax, a phase-out of domestic and overseas coal project financing, and large-scale investment in renewable energy.

How Digital Twins of Smart Cities Will Develop

By Phil Goldstein

Cities need to evolve their approaches to technology as they continue to face challenges such as congestion, pollution and crime, as well as new threats such as cyberattacks, climate change, and other emerging issues. 
 

“This new reality requires new approaches, leveraging a range of new technologies to create true strategy shifts,” said Dominique Bonte, vice president for end markets at ABI Research, in a statement.
 

One of the strategic shifts ABI identified in a recently released white paper, “5 Ways Smart Cities Are Getting Smarter,” that can help cities push ahead on smart city initiatives is the use of digital twin technology. Digital twins combine numerous technologies to create full-scale digital versions of real-world objects and processes, changing how cities are designed, monitored and managed.How Digital Twins of Smart Cities Will Develop

How the Internet of Things is Building Smarter Cities

February 25, 2020

By Katie Jones

 

Urban populations are rising around the world, but cities are struggling to keep up.

As the silent force that has revolutionized our world, technology is now being leveraged to manage rapid urbanization and to create smarter cities.

 

Today’s infographic from Raconteur explores how the Internet of Things (IoT) has become a vital component in the creation of more efficient, sustainable, and resilient cities, and illustrates the growing impact this will have on both people and the planet.

3 urban planning trends that are changing how our cities will look in the future

February 18, 2020

By Joe Pobiner

...Change is happening in cities big and small, urban and suburban. And it reaches beyond the recent expansions of mixed-use developments in formally monolithic areas like office parks and shopping centers. It involves fundamental shifts based on strategic or philosophical principles on “how” and “why” we develop. Three strategies stand out as key trends in urban development: Innovation Districts, Blue Zones, and EcoDistricts.

What Abu Dhabi’s City of the Future Looks Like Now

February 14, 2020

By Anthony Flint

To build Masdar City, the provincial capital put in seed money for the estimated $20 billion cost. The project team, Masdar, a subsidiary of Mubadala Development Company, brought in the British architectural firm Foster + Partners, which boasts impeccable eco-credentials. The vision was for a 2.5-square-mile neighborhood that would be close to carbon neutral, thanks to clean-energy wizardry, LEED-certified building design, and a giant adjacent solar panel farm.

...The problem is, there aren’t many pedestrians to enjoy all the friendliness. The 4,000 office workers in the renewable energy startups arrayed around the property pop out for an espresso now and again, but the 1,300 residents seem invisible. (The original plan called for a population of 50,000.) 

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