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A technology enabled city with a smarter infrastructure

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How can a technology enabled city with a smarter infrastructure (water, energy and travel) provide services efficiently? In this video Chris Kohlmann from the City of Dubuque, Iowa discusses how IBM Research and Watson technology enabled a Smarter City program. The City of Dubuque partnered with IBM Research to carry out a smarter water project, smarter electric including electric meters and smarter travel.

Cities and the new climate economy

On February 24, 2015, in Project Investment, by Joe Nyangon
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To overcome market, policy and institutional barriers to low-carbon growth, cities should harness three fundamental drivers of change, notably raise resource efficiency, invest in infrastructure and stimulate innovation in new business models, technologies, business models and social-technical innovations and practices to advance both growth and emissions reduction.

Rebalancing the economics of greening

On January 15, 2012, in Economic Logic & Value, Project Investment, by Joe Nyangon
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Innovations such as the greening of supply chains and optimization of resource flow as a core business practice have been marketed as key drivers and benefits for environmental improvement. But vital questions remain: How do you market investment in the green economy as a key component for addressing energy security, green growth, climate change, and […]

Creep of taxation on employment

On May 12, 2011, in Economic Logic & Value, by Joe Nyangon
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A recent report released by the OECD on May 11th 2011 details tax burden on employment paid by employers. The report shows that Germany and France have some of the highest employment tax regimes in OECD region. The country-specific taxing wages provides information on social security contributions levied on employees and their employers and on income […]

Powering innovation in free thinking

On September 11, 2010, in Environmental Policy, by Joe Nyangon
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Jim Rohn, America’s foremost business philosopher was guilty of forefronting self-discovery when he said, “You must constantly ask yourself these questions: Who am I around? What are they doing to me? What have they got me reading? What have they got me saying? Where do they have me going? What do they have me thinking? […]

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