Project Management

Building sustainable business practice

On July 29, 2012, in Project Management, by Joe Nyangon
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How does a real estate investor in Milwaukee predict true housing market demand and fine-tune better forecasts of potential homeowners and or renters in New York City, 880 miles away? The answer lies in monitoring social interactions – location-specific tweets, pokes, and “likes” – where participants reveal individual and collective location preferences and willingness to […]

Rebalancing the economics of greening

On January 15, 2012, in Economic Logic & Value, Project Management, 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 […]

The self-organising smarts of sustainable cities

On September 22, 2011, in Energy & Environmental Policy, Project Management, by Joe Nyangon
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Steven Johnson opened Emergence, his searing 2001 book on how complex systems manifest from simple rules and are driven by bottom-up behaviour, with a fascinating rhetoric: “How does a lively neighbourhood evolve out of a disconnected association of shopkeepers, bartenders and real estate developers?” he asked. “How does a media event take on a life […]

A prize challenge to clean up oil spills

On July 31, 2010, in Project Management, Renewable Energy Markets, by Joe Nyangon
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A new X Challenge to clean up the oil in the Gulf Region has been announced. The Wendy Schmidt Oil Cleanup X Challenge is a $1.4 Million prize to promote highly efficient methods for cleaning up crude oil on the ocean surface. “The goal of the Wendy Schmidt Oil Cleanup X CHALLENGE is to inspire entrepreneurs, […]

ICTs, climate change & development

On July 30, 2010, in Economic Logic & Value, Project Management, by Joe Nyangon
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An excellent article by Angelica Valeria Ospina, from the Centre for Development Informatics, University of Manchester, titled “e-Resilience: Rethinking the Potential of ICTs towards Climate Change Adaptation.” In the article the author asks, “how can vulnerable contexts that are already facing the burdens of poverty and marginalisation, build resilience?” Certainly, “The rapid diffusion of Information […]

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