Urban Talks – The role of innovation in adaptive sports and social integration

At the moment, Romania has more than 800 thousand disabled people, while the current Europe-wide number of 80 million people is expected to reach around 120 million in the next couple of years. Less than a third of these people are born with a certain disability, while about 60% of them have disabilities that have …

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UNESCO, on the lookout for urban regeneration projects

The Anglican Church of Hong Kong has just been offered an Award of Excellence by UNESCO, in its Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation. The project called “The Blue House Cluster Project” is the first of its kind to win this UNESCO award, mainly due to its extensive preservation efforts. In this sense, both the …

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Join Us for Urban Talks in Timișoara!

UrbanizeHub and KeepItSimple are organizing the first edition of Urban Talks, which will take place in Timisoara on October 6th, at the West University of Timisoara. This first edition of Urban Talks will be part of the innovative international event called Connecting Doers with Opportunity.  The purpose of the event is to provide solutions for both local …

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Crossover: alternative recruitment through global & local tournaments

Recently, Crossover for Work has successfully developed, tested, and deployed various concepts of alternative recruitment channels for programmers, tailored to the psychology and expectations of each candidate, alongside the traditional online individual hiring through its own recruitment and testing platform: crossover.com. Sorin Zavelita, Crossover Country Manager said that shortly after launch, hiring tournaments organised on-premises and …

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Join our Conference & Innovation Hackathon in Timisoara

UrbanizeHub and KeepItSimple have been working hard towards organising a groundbreaking event that puts connected communities into the spotlight, made up of a Conference and an Innovation Hackathon on two main tracks: The Future of Manufacturing and The Future of Communities. Connecting Doers with Opportunity will take place in Timisoara, between 6-8 October 2017. This …

The Costs of Water Modernization

The Flint water crisis brought long overdue attention to the state of U.S. water infrastructure. Repair and development costs, north of a trillion dollars by some measures, are jaw-dropping. And water management is being scrutinized – from the top down – to figure out how these costs are going to be paid for. Fortunately, the …

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Challenging the banality of the bus stop

Public transportation is an important issue for commuters all over the world – every day millions of passengers use it to go to work, school or run errands. At the moment, one of the most stringent problems of urban public transportation is represented by bus/tram stops. This is brought about by several reasons, among which …

Sustainable governance through collaborative planning

Governments are not set up for rapid change. By implementing collaborative planning strategies or collaborative rationality, there is an opportunity for sustainable governance. Utilizing collaborative planning strategies, decisions are made through the interaction of various stakeholders to reach a decision regarding the problems that exist within a system. In order to reach a consensus, cohesive …

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In the end, Amsterdam again

The feeling you get from being in a truly smart city is absolutely indescribable! No second-level marketers and third-grade advertising gibberish, nor putting Amsterdam at the top of the rankings with artificial and empty events. In Amsterdam everything is different: it is a truly ‘cool’ movement. More than smart. There is a clear acceptance of difference and …

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How alternative philanthropy builds community

Most people are familiar with traditional forms of giving and philanthropy. On a small level this might look like volunteering work hours and donating a percentage of your income to a charity or nonprofit of your choice. On a larger scale we see philanthropy take shape through foundations and corporate giving. They are models that …