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Are You Ready for the Third Digital Revolution?

The world is heading into a third digital revolution with computerized fabrication, notes a new book -- Designing Reality. The effects will go way beyond 3-D printing.

What Silicon Valley Can Learn from the Theranos Fraud Case

The SEC's verdict in the Theranos case raises broader questions on how much leeway to give startup founders and when controls need to be put in place.

Will Dropbox Be the Unicorn That Proves Itself?

The Dropbox IPO is expected to be one of the biggest tech stock offerings since Snap in 2017. How will it fare?

Why Regulation Is a Tricky Business in the Sharing Economy

Around the globe, governments are grappling with particular problems created by innovative sharing platforms like Uber and Airbnb. What role should regulators play?

New journal article on governing urban accessibility published

RSS Source: Urban Age - March 16, 2018 - 9:10am

Philipp Rode, Executive Director of LSE Cities and Urban Age, and Nuno da Cruz, Assistant Professorial Research Fellow at LSE Cities, have authored a new journal article. Governing urban accessibility: moving beyond transport and mobility, published in Applied Mobilities, uses empirical insights from a global survey and the case-study cities of London, NYC and Berlin to explores the institutional capacities of shifting from governing urban transport to urban accessibility. The findings suggest that cities may be better equipped to integrate shared mobility and consider mobility as a service than to pursue more wide-ranging metropolitan accessibility policies.

How Focusing on Impact Can Help Nonprofits Thrive

As baby boomers retire in coming years, part of their legacy will be to leave an unprecedented level of donations to nonprofits. Here's how each can win a fair share.

Emerging architects prize winner announced

RSS Source: Urban Age - March 15, 2018 - 7:59am

Four finalists have been announced for the Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize for Emerging Architecture. They include projects in Mexico, Brazil and the United States looking at designing buildings for children, the future and reclaiming public space. Children Village (Aleph Zero + Rosenbaum), an education facility designed for children in remote Formoso do Araguaia, has increased the children’s sense of belonging, responsibility for the environment and overall academic performance, while María Montessori School Mazatlan (EPArguitectos + Estudio Macias Peredo) responds not only to a harsh climate, but also the changing needs of children at different stages of learning. Common Unity (Rozana Montiel) reclaims privatised spaces for public use in one of Mexico City’s large housing complexes to improve social interaction. Embodied Computation Lab (David Benjamin) involves a facility for interdisciplinary research on robotics, sensors, and everywhere that computers meet the physical world in a building designed to evolve over time, with components and systems that can be swapped and upgraded. Ricky Burdett, Director of LSE Cities and Urban Age was the Jury Chair.


What Went Wrong: The Demise of Toys R Us

As the end nears for the once-mighty retailer, experts say the blame squarely falls on the company's failure to innovate.

Kickstart Your Job Search: How Neuroscience Can Help

Insights from neuroscience can help you take a more strategic approach to searching for a new gig.

How Tech Companies are Helping to Curb Wildlife Trafficking

Action by major tech companies combined with consumer education efforts can make big gains towards defeating the online trade of wildlife, say experts at Wharton and elsewhere.

The NFL’s First Female Coach Shares Lessons From On and Off the Field

Jen Welter, who has had a career of firsts in a field dominated by men -- including as the first woman to coach in the NFL -- shares lessons on leadership and teamwork.

Gun Control After Parkland: What Can Firms Really Do?

Following the Parkland school shootings in February, gun-control advocacy in the U.S. has won support from large corporations – although there are some limits to what they can accomplish, experts say.

Nuno da Cruz delivers lecture at The Hague Academy for Local Governance

RSS Source: Urban Age - March 12, 2018 - 8:17am

Nuno da Cruz, Assistant Professorial Research Fellow at LSE Cities, gave a guest lecture at The Hague Academy for Local Governance on 9 March 2018. The lecture was delivered in the context of the Matra Rule of Law Training Programme and focused on transparency and accountability in local governance. Da Cruz contributes to the Centre’s research into Urban Governance.


Loneliness on the Job: Why No Employee Is an Island

New Wharton research shows that loneliness in the workplace isn't just damaging to mental health -- it can also lower job performance.

Why Tech Companies Are Worried about the Ohio v. Amex Case

A Supreme Court case on the card issuer’s business practices is rattling technology companies -- including Google, Facebook and Amazon -- that have business models involving disparate sets of customers.

How Europe’s Banking Revolution Will Boost Fintech

In a move that will give fintech companies the wind at their back, Europe is requiring banks to release account records to third-parties when customers request it.

How AI Startup Vicarious Got Backing from Tech’s Biggest Names

Vicarious CEO Scott Phoenix talks about his startup and why "it's getting harder and harder to argue that artificial intelligence is not the next big thing."

Why Is the White House Challenging the Penn Wharton Budget Model?

The White House has taken issue with the economic analysis of President Trump’s infrastructure plan by the Penn Wharton Budget Model (PWBM), suggesting that the model is flawed and inaccurate. The PWBM rebuts those claims.

Why a U.S. Tariff Plan Could Backfire

The U.S. risks severe trade retaliation and a loss of credibility if it presses ahead with plans for import tariffs on steel and aluminum, say Wharton’s Jeremy Siegel and Fordham’s Matt Gold.

In the Global Media Chess Game, Comcast Aims for the Sky

Comcast's surprise bid to acquire U.K.-based satellite TV operator Sky complicates a planned merger between Disney and Fox and has opened the door to a bidding war.
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