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Smart Cities: Beacons or Barriers for Disability Access?

Most of the world (according to some, over 75%) will live in cities by 2050. Recent progress in technology promises that some of these cities will be smart cities, utilizing sophisticated advancements to make urban life more efficient.

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May 28, 2019

The Future is Urban and Smart

With the world population estimated to reach an astronomical 9.8 billion by 2050, cities as we now know them are going to transform.

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October 12, 2018

The People-Centered Future Cities

The design and structure of today’s cities affect people and society in every possible way. City planners now need to make more decisions focused on people. In the future, urban wellbeing and urban resilience will be people-centered.

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May 28, 2019

The Urban 20: A Contemporary Diplomatic History

With over fifty percent of the world urbanized and with cities driving economic growth and increasingly the global climate change agenda, city leaders have for years had no formal avenue for engaging the G20.

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May 28, 2019

Urban Planning Crucial to Mitigating Extreme Weather Risk in the Asia-Pacific Region

Frequent extreme weather events, heat waves, and sea level rise are among the many disastrous consequences that come with global warming.

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May 28, 2019

Key Takeaways from the 2018 Global Talent Summit

For the past five years, Diplomatic Courier has convened the Global Talent Summit each January, right before the World Economic Forum meetings in Davos, to host a multi-disciplinary conversation on what the future of jobs and education will look like by 2050 and what do we need to do to prepare for the age of technological automation. Last year the summit focused on the role of automation in creating a “Post-Employment World”. This year, the conversation took on a philosophical turn.

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The Future of Work is History

The narrative of technological innovation is a wise tale full of timeless advice and tested theory. If its lessons are heeded in time, we can ensure that the future of work encompasses sustainable and steady economic advancement that coincides with the flourishing of social progress.

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Personalized Learning: Benefits and Pitfalls

From kindergarten to lifelong learning, the education sector has experienced radical change at an unprecedented rate. At the forefront of this change is the concept of personalized learning—the idea that learning should be individually tailored to each student’s needs, strengths, and interests in order to help each student learn at a deeper level.

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The Gig Economy and the Rise of Nontraditional Work

As our workforce evolves and shifts, it is important for managers, business owners, policy makers, and gig workers themselves to understand the role of nontraditional work in our economy, the diverse needs of different workers in the workplace, and ways to combat challenges that nontraditional work may bring.

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The State of Women in STEM

As access to mobile and internet connectivity continue to explode around the globe, the opportunity for young women to code the parameters of their own worlds could help create a ripple effect of gender-sensitive applications built to empower their users.

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How Robots Are Transforming the Way We Work

For the past six years (or more) we have been hearing about the unprecedented advancement in robotics and artificial intelligence. But it wasn’t until earlier this year that AI and robots grabbed the attention of a much wider general audience. Sex robots aside, the biggest development in robotics has all of us wonder: how will this ever-evolving technology change the way we work?

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Understanding the Impact of Migration on the Workplace

While the issue of human migration continues to create polarizing tensions between political parties in the United States, it is undeniable that immigration has historically had a deep and profound impact on the political, social, and economic landscape globally. With globalization continuing to dominate every aspect of modern life, migration—including immigration, emigration, and the displacement of refugees—has had an especially large influence on the world economy and the job market.

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Inspiration

Learning Should Be More Like Angry Birds

While the idea of gamification of learning has been around for quite some time, new and emerging technologies—such as VR headsets and mobile applications—are allowing the concept of gamification to impact education and workforce training in new ways.

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