TORONTO — An Alphabet company's vision for a "smart city" project in Toronto includes buildings made of timber that are five times the current limit, potentially steering the company into the challenges of timber innovation in Canada.
Sidewalk Labs' proposal includes developing 30-plus story buildings made of timber, close to Toronto's central business district, as part of their commitment to sustainability.Read more
Westerville is a northeastern suburb of Columbus, capital of the state of Ohio, and home to nearly 40,000 people. It takes its name from the Dutch family that founded it in the 1800s. It was a small place that eventually became known as the “Dry Capital of the World,” based on an 1859 law that forbid the sale of alcohol in the city and the decision of the Anti-Saloon League – which played a leading role in Prohibition – to move its national headquarters there in 1909. It was only in the 1990s, when Westerville annexed land that included alcohol-selling businesses, that local prohibition began to change.
MELBOURNE: India's IT major Wipro (NSE -0.94 %) Ltd is all set to expand its presence in Australia's Victoria state by establishing a 1.5 million dollar state-of-the-art Cyber Defence Centre.
The new centre in South Melbourne will offer protection from cyber-attacks to the organisations and will generate 100 new tech jobs for locals.
In this episode of The Intelligent Community, Lou Zacharilla speaks with Dr. Giulio Verdini about a recent UNESCO report about culture and Chinese communities. Part 2 of a conversation with Dr. Verdini.
DUBLIN, Ohio (WCMH) — The city of Dublin is working with the Daimler Group on a proposed 9.3-acre mixed-use development at Frantz and Rings.
Plans call for The Corners to include 47,000 square feet of restaurant and retail space, 24,000 square feet of build-to-suit office space and a 4-acre park.Read more
In this episode of The Intelligent Community, ICF Co-Founder Lou Zacharilla interviews Rochester's Mark Buckley and the Center for Technology in Government's Meghan Cook about New York - the state, not the city - and intelligent community development.
As cities and regions continue to grow, one of its key economic and city-building drivers will be “airport cities”, known as an aerotropolis. These are massive projects that bring together major free trade zones and logistics activities. They also often bring together air, rail and road connectivity making them very desirable locations for businesses and for high-value products and related light-weight manufacturing and assembly activities that can be efficiently shipped by air cargo. But these airport cities or aerotropolis developments can also bring together other aspects of city building, such as entertainment, restaurants, markets and educational facilities. As a virtual city, it will also be filled with people who may wish to reside in or near an exciting aerotropolis requiring places for everyday shopping, culture and health-related facilities.Read more
Two software programs designed and written by Chung Yuan Christian University students to combat the spread of fake news have won InnoServe Awards.
Students in the department of information management developed the program as a senior project, professor Chin Chih-yu (金志聿) said.
One project titled “Keyboard Moderator” was a collaboration between students and renowned big data companies, and implemented on Professional Technology Temple (PTT), the largest electronic bulletin board system in Taiwan, Chin said.Read more
Tony Elzayat remembers when he, his spouse and friends tried to get a cab one evening in downtown Fredericton last November but all their phone calls went unanswered.
This frustration led Elzayat to start a new ride-sharing service, Easy Services, that launches today in the Fredericton and Oromocto areas.
“We had to walk home in minus 20 degrees, and that was the fire that started this,” Elzayat said.Read more