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Wanted from Lima: Moral Courage and a Price on Carbon

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Delegates are arriving in Lima, Peru for two weeks of negotiations aimed at preparing extensive groundwork for a conclusive, binding and global legal agreement next year on tackling climate change.

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Four short links: 1 December 2014

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  1. Psychology of Color in Marketing and Branding — sidesteps the myths and chromobollocks, and gives the simplest pictoria
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FedRAMP to Release New Standards Draft for High-Impact Systems

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The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program plans to release a draft document on cloud services standards for high-impact systems this month due to demand from government agencies, Federa

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Michael Huerta: FAA Focuses on Drone Education, Enforcement for Public

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Michael Huerta, administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration, said the FAA is working to educate the public on the risks of flying unmanned aerial vehicles, CNN reported Sunday.

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New Data Indicates Brazil's Streets are Getting Safer

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From 2009 to 2012, the number of traffic deaths on Brazilian streets has increased gradually each year – peaking in 2012, when 44,800 people lost their lives in traffic crashes.

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Planning for One Planet: A Dialogue for Thought

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The reality is that access to opportunity varies depending on where you live. Different regional labor markets offer different types of jobs, and not all pay wages that offer a path out of poverty.

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Africa's Future Cities

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New cities are beginning to appear across the African continent. Promotional material is singular, promising glossy, aspirational spaces to live, work and play.

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Paper Recycling: All the Facts [Video]

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OK, maybe not all the facts, but this new video from the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries provides a lot of information about the impact of paper recycling.

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What Next for London's Cycle Superhighways?

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The official consultation on the Mayor of London's ambition to build two new separated Cycle Superhighways that go across the city has come to an end, but those who are against the plans are stil

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Dedicated Funding for Bike Infrastructure Withdrawn in Porto Alegre, Brazil

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The creation of the Municipal Fund to Support the Implementation of the Cicloviário System (FMASC) has been discussed since April, when the City Council of Porto Alegre presented two bills related to

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Dredge Design

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To dredge simply means to scoop up sediment, often underwater, and move it to another location.

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Envisioning Future Cities: Pocket Drones, Bioinspired Designs, and Smart Citizens

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The Future Cities Summit, organised by RE.WORK, brings together the most influential leaders and officials to collaborate and reshape our future cities.

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City Desired: A Shared Revolution

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While cities are the heart of our survival because they compel us to become “transboundary”, a shared revolution needs to be makeshift and informal.

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Aesthetic and Rural Policies of Eastern Connecticut's National Scenic Byway

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The Route 169 National Scenic Byway is located in Eastern Connecticut in the Quinebaug River Valley, and features farms and historic inns and homes along its length.

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Don't Judge the Town by Its Houses

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Anyone who loves bungalows, lofts, Craftsmans, live/works, row houses and any other type of pre 1950’s suburbia style homes often learns that in small towns or less hot neighborhoods, they will find

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Uneven Growth in Lagos [VIDEO]

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This Uneven Growth workshop explores the challenges and proposes solutions to the rapid growth underway in Lagos.

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A New Way To Search

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By Katie Kennedy

The visual below features the rapidly rising search platform Apache Solr. The graphic visualizes its growth, where it is used most and who is using it.

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Bitcoin’s road to democratization lies in decentralization

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Four short links: 28 November 2014

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  1. Material Up — material design inspiration.
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We Need A Definition of Nearly Zero Energy Buildings

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A European study on the cost effectiveness of deep renovation of existing buildings contains recommendations for individual member states and says a definition of nearly Zero Energy Buildings so desig

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Introducing the Wellington Spring Network

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by Nick Charney

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Women in Food: Maine Activist Connects the Dots Between Food and Human Rights

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Human trafficking, justice, the environment and sustainability all have one thing in common, says community visionary Lillian Lake of Lewiston, Maine: food.

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New Urban Agriculture Regulations Sprouting in Los Angeles, California

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It appears that urban agriculture is in full swing in Los Angeles, California.

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Two Genius Bike-Parking Ideas Give Cyclists a Care-Free Commute

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For urban commuters, a safe place to store their bike can be the difference between choosing to cycle and needing to drive.

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Simulating Landscapes with Point Cloud Models

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We need to find a word that brings us back to common ground.

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Voices of the City: Biénne Huisman

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Voices of the City is a weekly feature that spotlights the everyday lives of our citizens, living and working in the city.

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Study in Calgary, Canada Hopes to Improve Future Waste Water Treatment

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Lee Jackson, a professor in the University of Calgary’s department of biological sciences, is currently doing a project with his students concerning the treatment of waste water.

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3D Printing Can Empower Landscape Architects

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Landscape architects can bypass things that used to be required basics like contractors and participate directly in the fabrication and manufacturing of all sorts of objects like benches or even paver

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Royal Society Warns Cities To Prepare for Climate Change

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Governments are being called on to develop resilience strategies for cities to combat the double effects of a rising and ageing population and climate change, in a new report from the Royal Society.

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Transforming a Neglected Square: Bringing Arts and Culture Outside at the Perth Cultural Center

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Before its revival, the Perth Cultural Center (PCC) was a model of the brutalist architecture that defines many academic buildings of the 1960s and 1970s.

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Toronto Seeks Injunction to Stop Uber

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One evening this past spring I was leaving a Rotman School event at Liberty Grand on the west side of Toronto.

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This Thanksgiving, let a little Sunlight in

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We'd love your support this #GivingTuesday.

Thanksgiving is tomorrow, which, for many of us, means spending time with family, watching football and consuming enough turkey to induce a coma.

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Bitcoin and blockchain use cases won’t be sexy, but will be essential

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The Story Behind Connecticut’s Dramatic IT Improvement

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Connecticut was named one of two “most improved” states in our Digital States Survey released in

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NSA Releases A New Technology to Open Source Community

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By Bob Gourley

On 25 November NSA announced the release of an new technology called Niagarafiles or NiFi that enterprises can use to automate data flows among multiple computer networks.

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Influence, Organizations, and Team Players

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by Kent Aitken

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Four short links: 26 November 2014

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  1. Metastable Failure State (Facebook) — very nice
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Robert Work: Industry, DoD Innovation Have Roles in Defense Against Tech Threats

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Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert Work has identified the “very rapid” technological advances not just of nation-states but also regional actors and transnational terrorists as among the greates

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First POST: Responding

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The aftermath of Ferguson continues to reverberate; how one Senate campaign took advantage of Facebook's micro-targeting tools; the new Congress' tech agenda; and much, much more

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The O’Reilly Software Architecture Conference Call for Participation

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By Bob Gourley

Friends at O’Reilly Media have just alerted me to a call for participation in the O’Reilly Software Architecture Conference, which will be held 17-19 March in Boston MA (se

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Privacy is a concept, not a regime

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Editor’s note: you can subscribe to the O’Reilly Radar Podcast through iTunes,

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Anonymous 'Requester' Turns Police Body Camera Programs Upside Down

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A mass request of police videos has law enforcement agencies around Washington state rethinking their dash- and body-cam programs.

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Symantec: ‘Regin’ Malware Spies on Gov’t, Private Networks

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Symantec security experts have uncovered a sophisticated malware program that infected computers over several years in order to spy on international government agencies, companies and private indivi

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New Army Branch Seeks to Offer Cyber Warriors Opportunities

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The U.S. Army has started a new career field in an effort to present new challenges and opportunities for warfighters who want to enlist as members of the Cyber branch.

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Report: LCS Replacement Program Uncertain With Chuck Hagel’s Resignation

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The Defense Department‘s plans on the replacement platform for the final 20 Littoral Combat Ships is on hold following Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel‘s resignation, DoD Buzz reported Tues

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Designing a brand story is not optional

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Editor’s note: this is an excerpt from our recent book Lean Branding ; it is part of a free curated collection of chapters from the O’Reilly D

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Mob Rule, Vigilante Behavior and Blasphemy in Pakistan's Digital Age

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Blasphemy cases in Pakistan are considered a norm these days.

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USAID Examines Academia Concepts for Anti-Ebola Fight; Rajiv Shah Comments

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The U.S.

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Architecture Is for Everyone

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At the Harvard University Graduate School of Design (GSD), Interboro Partners, an interdisciplinary and relatively young firm of three GSD alums Tobias Armborst, Daniel D’Oca, and Georgeen Theodore,

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