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Inclusive Innovation Meetup at City Theatre In 2017, 136 organizations hosted 79 free events across 20 neighborhoods in 8 days centered on 1 theme, Inclusive innovation. Inclusive Innovation Week is a platform for the City to support and promote organizations and businesses working towards equity in a transforming Pittsburgh. During the week, important conversations about equity and innovation are brought forward…

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REV Group introduces first hybrid wheelchair #accessible vehicle at LA Auto Show

REV Group introduces first hybrid wheelchair-accessible vehicle at LA Auto Show – Accessibility – Metro Magazine

REV Group introduced the world’s first production plug-in gas/electric hybrid wheelchair accessible vehicle at the LA Auto Show. The base vehicle is the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica, and the introduction was part of the FCA exhibit highlighting the breadth of its automotive technologies. The introduction also marked the first public show for REV Group’s latest specialty vehicle brand, Revability.

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Why Sharing Cities make sense for a prosperous and sustainable future

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The sharing economy is an exciting new story for a new economy. It’s an idea that’s going mainstream and is often talked about in terms of matching needs with haves and connecting supply and demand at the peer to peer level.

You might have first-hand experience of how the sharing economy provides opportunities to better utlise your idle assets whether a spare bedroom, that car sitting in your driveway, or even the driveway itself. There’s also a raft of new service exchanges that enable people to share skills and errand marketplaces that provide task-based opportunities for people to supplement their income.

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The Future of Equity in Cities @leagueofcities

The Future of Equity in Cities @leagueofcities

As cities embrace a future permeated by technology, local leaders must continually reassert and revisit community values, while ensuring these values are the foundation of new plans, policies, and programs.

This is particularly true in the areas of infrastructure, public safety and economic development, which are consistently identified as top issues of concern for city officials.

NLC’s latest report, “The Future of Equity in Cities” takes these core issues and forecasts the opportunities and challenges to come in the near-term, and further out in 2030. Our findings include….

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Smart Cities must focus on equity and inclusion | Smart Cities Dive

Smart Cities must focus on equity and inclusion | Smart Cities Dive

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A new research report from the National League of Cities urges cities to carefully examine equity among all residents as they modernize and add technological advances. The Future of Equity in Cities cautions that widening gaps between the rich and the poor, and among races, is creating a growing social and economic divide that could de-stabilize cities.
The report addresses the topics of economic development, infrastructure and public safety to identify upcoming equity challenges and opportunities for cities.
Although the report points out that cities’ diversity is increasing, it also indicates that the different groups are becoming more segregated….

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Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions – Smart City Sweden

Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions – Smart City Sweden

As a peaceful society, Sweden can be assessed to fulfil a number of the targets, for example, as regards effective and transparent institutions with accountability at all levels, the provision of legal identity, including birth registration, for all and ensuring public access to information and protecting fundamental liberties, in accordance with national legislation and international agreements. In October 2016, the Government submitted a communication to the Riksdag containing its strategy for the national work on human rights. In this communication, the Government makes the assessment that a national institution for human rights in accordance with the Paris Principles should be established and that this institution should be under the Riksdag.

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“What is the city but the people”

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The evidence is clear: we are urban, period. Over 60 per cent of the world’s population will live in cities by 2030, and that number is expected to reach 70 per cent by 2050. Without innovation and global partnerships to support this rapid urbanization, future cities will not be able to support their most vulnerable members. The New Urban Agenda…

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What the New Urban Agenda Saya About Building Inclusive Smart Cities

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Over a billion people—about 15% of the world’s population—have disabilities. Almost 80% of them live in the developing world, which is undergoing rapid urbanization. While urbanization brings people closer to new economic and sociocultural opportunities, persons with disabilities still face a range of constraints in many cities, such as inaccessible buildings and public spaces, limited transportation options, inaccessible housing, and…

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Uber India launches wheelchair-accessible vehicles- @uberASSIST

Screenshot-2017-10-31 Uber India launches wheelchair-accessible vehicles – uberACCESS and uberASSIST

Uber India announced the launch of two new products – uberACCESS and uberASSIST supported by Mphasis, a leading cloud and cognitive services provider…. Read Full Story | Source: Uber India launches wheelchair-accessible vehicles- uberACCESS and uberASSIST

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UN urges inclusive #smartcity transition – @SmartCitiesWorld

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The United Nations (UN) has launched a global campaign focusing on the transition to smart, sustainable cities. It advocates that public policy promotes the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) as a catalyst for such change. The initiative, the United for Smart Sustainable Cities (U4SSC), is being led by the International Telecommunication Union and the Economic Commission for Europe…

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A #SmartCity is an #Inclusive City

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Like once a year, December three shall be a United Nations sanctioned International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD). The goal is to extend public consciousness of the prerequisites of disabled other people and, on the similar time, to have fun their achievements and contributions. IDPwD has been supported by means of the Australian Government since 1996 and lately it’s…

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7 talks highlight people with disabilities breaking down barriers | TEDx Innovations Blog

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TEDx Innovations is a blog celebrating creativity and innovation in TEDx communities around the globe. From design to tech to social activities, the TEDx Innovations blog highlights the best of the best worldwide. Source: 7 talks highlight people with disabilities breaking down barriers | TEDx Innovations Blog

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ARCHIVE: European Commission rewards British city Chester for enhancing accessibility for all

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European Commission rewards British city Chester for enhancing accessibility in its city life29/11/2016Access City Award 2017 – ChesterThe European Commission today announced the British city of Chester as the winner of the Access City Award. Chester was chosen out of 43 cities from 21 EU countries, because of its inclusive measures for people with a disability in different sectors, in…

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Social Challenges – Global Integration Platform

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Socialchallenges.eu is a platform aiming at creating a marketplace where actual social challenges can meet powerful and innovative solutions. A space where the work among different players make the European Social Ecosystem vibrant and collaborative. Where a challenge is transformed into a new business opportunity. The Platform supports committed Public Authorities, Private Companies, Third Sector Organisations in defining, prioritising social…

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Urbanising the ‘smart’ way : Social Innovation : Hitachi

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Cities at the National University of Singapore and Vice-Chair of the ITU Focus Group for Smart Sustainable Cities (FGSSC), agrees. Smart technology is an enabler of improving the quality of lives of citizens. “If you don’t improve the quality of life of urban dwellers, you aren’t doing something right,” he says. Nonetheless, improving the lives of city dwellers is in…

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