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Turning personal problems to global solutions – Zuby Onwuta

To see is a cherished gift. However, not everybody is fortunate enough to enjoy the privilege of sight and pursue their dreams as much as anyone does. But this does not mean that they can no longer see the light at the end of the tunnel. Despite difficulties, visually-impaired people long to see what lies …

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Design better humans to build better cities – Colin Whitfield

Colin Whitfield went up on stage at Urban Talks and got us to think about what it means to be human, what holds us back and how we can unlock the deeper parts of our consciousness in order to become better versions of ourselves. Colin started off his speech by observing that technology, which is …

Education in small communities – Mihai Lupu at Urban Talks

Nowadays, it is remarkably difficult to be stronger than the government or than public authorities, whatever power your initiatives or projects have. However, there is always the possibility of building on existing structures, on already existing communities and organizations. Mihai Lupu has been developing a specific model of this for years now – a platform …

Timișoara 2021 – Simona Neumann at Urban Talks

“Timișoara 2021 – European Capital of Culture” is a remarkably ambitious long term project that started as early as 2011. Using the help and the active engagement of the citizens, the initiative imagined a feasible development for the city during the next decade and even further, attracting numerous partners as well as media coverage and …

Introducing Blockchain – Anton Golub at Urban Talks

The Blockchain technology, Anton Golub co-founder of Lykke argues, is the greatest and most fascinating discovery that we will see during our lifetime. The impact of the Internet is nothing compared to how blockchain will change society, considering the fact that the Internet completely changed the way we exchange information. Blockchain, on the other hand, …

How to be a successful startup founder – Urban Talks with Astrid Schrader

What does it mean to be a start-up founder? Why do so many start-ups fail and how exactly can you avoid failure? Astrid Schrader answered these questions at our first Urban Talks event and helped the audience with advice for surviving the start-up frenzy that has taken over the entire world in recent years. Astrid Schrader …

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 …

The Blue House Cluster Project Hong Kong

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 …