Tagged: Policy

Watch Kathryn Schulz’s “On being wrong” talk at TED 0

Watch Kathryn Schulz’s “On being wrong” talk at TED

Most of us will do anything to avoid being wrong. But what if we’re wrong about that? “Wrongologist” Kathryn Schulz makes a compelling case for not just admitting but embracing our fallibility […]

Architecture & Urban Planning in China: Urbanization to drive growth 0

Architecture & Urban Planning in China: Urbanization to drive growth

China’s urbanization will provide “sustainable investment” and become a key factor in bolstering the country’s growth during the coming five years […]

Brazil “more popular” according to BBC 0

Brazil “more popular” according to BBC

The number of people who see Brazil as having a positive influence in the world is rising rapidly, according to a BBC World Service poll of 27 countries […]

Living in China: Study finds middle class ‘unhappy’ 0

Living in China: Study finds middle class ‘unhappy’

Shanghai’s middle-class families are the least happy, according to the White Book of Happiness of Middle Class Families released by Manulife-Sinochem early this year […]

Architecture & Urban Planning in China: Average building lasts only 20 years 0

Architecture & Urban Planning in China: Average building lasts only 20 years

More than half of China’s existing residential structures will be demolished and rebuilt in the coming 20 years, according to a senior researcher from the Chinese Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development, a claim that has sparked fresh questions about the short lifespan of Chinese buildings […]

Shanghai World Expo: BRAZIL PAVILION 0

Shanghai World Expo: BRAZIL PAVILION

The Brazil Pavilion at Shanghai World Expo shows off the cultural diversity and dynamism of Brazilian cities with the theme “Pulsing Cities: Feel the Life of Brazilian Cities” […]

Jon Kolko's "My Heart is in The Work" 0

Watch Jon Kolko’s “My Heart is in The Work” keynote at IxDA | Interaction ‘10 Conference

In 1900, Andrew Carnegie quietly declared that his “heart is in the work” – that he had found an endeavor worth pursuing, and that he would passionately follow-through on that endeavor until it was complete. This talk examines our ability to affect change at the intersection of experience, behavior, meaning, and culture, and will emphasize our responsibility to approach our work with philanthropic enthusiasm that would make Carnegie proud […]

China, Technology & the Environment: Emissions goal “will cost China $30b” 1

China, Technology & the Environment: Emissions goal “will cost China $30b”

Researchers have been busy calculating what China’s carbon emissions target announced last year will mean for the average family […]

China, Technology, Innovation and the Environment: China leads US in clean energy 2

China, Technology, Innovation and the Environment: China leads US in clean energy

China beat the United States for the first time last year in investments in low-carbon energy such as wind and solar power, according to a report released by the Pew Charitable Trusts recently […]

US State Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton “Remarks on Internet Freedom” at the Newseum 0

US State Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton “Remarks on Internet Freedom” at the Newseum

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton delivered remarks on Internet Freedom on January 21, 2010 at 9:30 a.m. at the Newseum, in Washington, D.C.; Secretary Clinton’s policy address laid-out the Administration’s strategy for protecting freedom in the networked age of the 21st Century […]