Laura Black

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The City as a place for people

<b>05 March 2018</b><p>Talent is now more important than ever, spurred by the advent of new technologies and changing ways of working. Businesses are adopting …

Check out these plans to turn an old Charlotte factory into new, creative offices

A developer is planning to turn an old warehouse and factory building into a new, creative office space with an unusual name: The Gama Goat …

eCommerce Is Killing Retail, But Where Does That Leave Landlords? We Asked a Shopping App CEO

Times have been tough for retail landlords in recent years, as retailers are filing bankruptcies at a blistering pace. And it’s not just mom-and-pop …

eCommerce

New York City moves to streamline energy storage permitting

New York City agencies and officials are working to remove barriers to energy storage installations, with comprehensive new guidelines on installing …

New York City

Hundreds of new apartments are coming to this site near uptown

An apartment developer has started construction on a new building just outside uptown, adding hundreds of new units to the booming South End …

Real Estate

Millennials Go From Parents' Basement to Dream Houses

Millennials who put off buying their first home are skipping the starter home and going straight for the dream house. They can afford pricier homes …

Millennials

Millennials bypass starter homes, new studies show

A growing trend among millennials is expected to have a wider impact on the real estate market.<p>Studies and stats show that millennials are putting …

Real Estate

City to raise some parking meter rates, create more zones

Parking rates will soon go up citywide, and drivers who park in parts of Brooklyn and Queens may face even bigger increases with new zones, city …

City Politics

Apple's new campus headed for North Carolina?

Apple’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) new campus could be located in North Carolina’s Research Triangle Park, according to Triangle Business Journal.<p>The state …

North Carolina

Rice to host book launch for ‘Market Cities, People Cities’

HOUSTON – (May 16, 2018) – Rice University’s Kinder Institute will host a launch event for the book “Market Cities, People Cities” (New York …

York University

U.S. Fertility Rate Fell to a Record Low, for a Second Straight Year

WASHINGTON — The fertility rate in the United States fell to a record low for a second straight year, federal officials reported Thursday, extending a deep decline that began in 2008 with the Great Recession.<p>The fertility rate fell to 60.2 births per 1,000 women of childbearing age, down 3 percent …

Demographics

Book from Kinder Institute fellow discusses contrasting urban environments

A new book from a fellow at Rice University’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research examines how modern cities are changing and what types of cities …

Urban Planning

IoT World: Sigfox Sens'it Discovery To Boost Growth Of Connected Devices

The development of wirelessly connected devices, also known as the Internet of Things (IoT), just got a shot in the arm today.<p><b>From connected devices to Smart Cities</b><p>At the IoT World conference, held this week in Silicon Valley, wireless network operator Sigfox unveiled its Sens’It Discovery solution …

Internet of Things

The Smart Home Hub is not dead, but evolving

Smart home technologies are beginning to enjoy their day in the sun, with adoption levels rising across the board. One recent research report from …

Smart Homes

Exposing Indoor Air Quality: Monitoring And Energy Efficiency Are Helping

Harmful pollutants are spewing everywhere, including indoors. And while the focus is on those external emissions created by power plants, industrial facilities and automobiles, there is solid reason to turn inward: The level of volatile organic compounds — gases from solids and liquids — is 10 …

Green Living

Here's How IOT Will Impact The Insurance Claims Process

Insurance is one of the world’s oldest industries. The idea of risk-sharing began 5,000 years ago when Chinese merchants combined their cargo on multiple ships. Although there was risk, merchants had insurance that if a ship went down, their stock wouldn’t be completely wiped out.<p>While today’s …

Health Care

Scotland issues EoI for energy efficiency measures including PV-plus-storage

Scotland’s Government has announced a new energy efficiency program which includes, among other things, support for energy efficiency measures in …

Energy Efficiency

Air conditioning set to be a main driver of global electricity demand, report says

The rising use of air conditioners (ACs) in offices and homes is set to be a top driver of global electricity demand in the next 30 years, the …

European Union

Best Pressure Washers of 2018

Pressure washers can work magic on concrete or decking, and the best can erase decades’ worth of stains with a brief blast. But as Consumer Reports …

DIY

Are Wearables Actually Having a Positive Impact on Health and Wellness?

For the past decade, wearable devices have been marketed in the health and fitness niche as providing numerous advantages to the wearer. But how effective are these devices? Are they just for show, or do they yield tangible benefits?<p>The Origins of Wearable Devices<p>Wearable devices – i.e. those with …

Digital Health

Global Internet of Things (IoT) in warehouse management market growth is driven by increasing demand for wearable and connected devices

May 16, 2018 (marketresearch.biz via COMTEX) -- The global Internet of Things (IoT) in warehouse management market revenue is expected to expand at a …

Internet of Things

Eight Ways To Create Space For Innovation

In a previous article, I wrote about the myth of the innovation lab and how intrapreneurs need to focus a good proportion of their time on stakeholder management. A reality that we cannot deny is that innovators who work in established companies face immense cultural challenges. It is these …

Innovation

Amazon flexes muscles over Seattle tax threat, halting construction on a new office tower

Amazon.com Inc. is playing hardball with its hometown of Seattle as the City Council nears a vote on a new tax targeting large employers to address homelessness and housing affordability.<p>Amazon, the dominant employer in the city, said it's pausing construction planning on a new office tower in …

City Politics

Big Data comes to the Practicing Physician

By Lynn R. Witherspoon, System Chief Medical Information Officer, Ochsner Health System<p>Lynn R. Witherspoon, System Chief Medical Information Officer, …

Digital Health

Drone-based thermal imaging and analytics for energy efficiency

Say the word drone, and you're likely to conjure up images of the latest military technology, the newest e-commerce delivery device, or something you …

Construction Industry

Providence unveils large building energy efficiency program

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza has unveiled a voluntary energy savings program aimed at helping the city meet its climate …

Energy Efficiency

New Hampshire drives efficiency by reducing utility incentives to sell more gas

State regulators moved to "decouple" Liberty Utilities' revenues from its commodity sales, thus encouraging energy efficiency and echoing efforts on …

New Hampshire

DeKalb city run by millennials is switching to 100% clean energy

On Tuesday, Clarkston adopted a resolution to transition to 100 percent clean and renewable energy, becoming the second Georgia municipality to do …

Renewable Energy

The future of work: Robots, AI, and automation

Robots, artificial intelligence, and driverless cars are no longer things of the distant future. They are with us today and will become increasingly …

Artificial Intelligence

Nest to donate 1M smart thermostats to low-income homes as part of 'Power Project' effort

Nest partnered with utility programs, government and housing finance agencies, and non-profit organizations to help low-income households reduce …

Utilities