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2014-05-20 12:27:10

Older adults, children most threatened by streets built for speed, not safety CHICAGO, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Chicago is among the safest metro areas in the nation for pedestrians, ranking 44(th) out of the 51 largest metro areas, a new report released by the National Complete Streets Coalition, a program of Smart Growth America, said. While many streets across the country are perilous for people walking, hundreds of communities like Chicago are working to make...

2014-05-20 12:20:43

Older adults, children most threatened by streets built for speed, not safety WASHINGTON, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 47,000 people were killed while walking in the U.S. between 2003 and 2012, at a rate that has been rising in the last few years. The majority of those deaths likely could have been prevented with safer street design, according to a new report released today by the National Complete Streets Coalition, a program of Smart Growth America, in conjunction with...

2014-05-06 04:24:41

Smart City pilot projects will leverage the Internet of Things to enhance quality of life for Hamburg's citizens ZURICH, May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AGT International, a global leader in smart city solutions, announced today that they have been selected to support the City of Hamburg and Cisco in implementing Hamburg's first Smart City pilot projects, which include smart traffic, smart street lighting, remote citizen services, as well as port operations and HafenCity, Europe's...

2014-05-05 12:29:38

DALLAS, May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The report "Smart Cities Market (Smart Home, Building Automation, Energy Management, Industrial Automation, Smart Healthcare, Smart Education, Smart Water, Smart Transportation, Smart Security), Services) - Worldwide Market Forecasts and Analysis (2014 - 2019)", defines and segments smart cities into various sub-segments of technologies, solutions, services and regions with in-depth analysis and forecasting of revenues. It also identifies...

2014-05-02 08:29:47

Joint initiative launched by UN-HABITAT, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, and NYU Stern Urbanization Project will include more cities CAMBRIDGE, Mass., May 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Atlas of Urban Expansion, a critical online resource for data and images tracking global urbanization, will be updated and expanded in a new 2015 edition to reflect the scope of large and fast-growing metropolitan areas around the world. At the World Urban Forum in Medellin last month, leaders from...

2014-05-01 20:25:20

READING, Pa., May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- American Farmland Trust and the Pennsylvania Farmland Preservation Association today announced Dr. Robert C. Ziegenfus and Victoria Kintzer, two charter members of the Berks County Agricultural Land Preservation Board, are winners of this year's Local Hero Award. The award, which recognizes significant contributions to farmland preservation in Pennsylvania, was presented by Andrew McElwaine, AFT President and CEO, during the Association's...

2014-04-29 16:20:57

Mineta Transportation Institute's free white paper addresses challenges, solutions SAN JOSE, Calif., April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- How will MAP-21 Section 5310 program requirements and their potential implications affect California? This is a question many other states also may be asking about themselves. To address the specifics in California, the Mineta Transportation Institute (MTI) has just released a white paper, Building Consensus and Partnerships for Implementing the MAP-21...

2014-04-26 23:01:10

Transparency Market Research Report added "Research Report on Smart Cities Market Trends And Forecast, 2012 - 2018" to its database. Browse Full Report: http://www.transparencymarketresearch.com/smart-cities-market.html. Albany, New York, USA (PRWEB) April 26, 2014 Transparency Market Research Reports included a detailed market survey and analysis trends on “Smart Cities Market”. This report also includes more info about basic overview of the industry including definitions,...

2014-04-24 16:24:05

POPULATION GROWTH PRIMARY FACTOR IN TEXAS SPRAWL DALLAS, April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In conjunction with the nation's largest Earth Day exposition this weekend at the Texas State Fairgrounds, the NumbersUSA Education & Research Foundation is presenting a new report on how the nation and its cities are doing in conserving land resources. The answer is: Not very well, and Texas cities are among the worst. In the last decade, an area larger than the entire state of Maryland --...

2014-04-23 16:00:45

Cooperative Extension is “one-stop shop” for community education and outreach, MU researcher says Research shows that wealth inequality creates barriers to community development, due to the widespread effects of poverty. A report by the United Nations Children’s Fund shows that more than one in five children in the United States falls below the poverty line. Although many organizations address poverty, they often serve similar demographics and may compete for clients and resources....


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