The Problems With #SmartCities

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#SmartCities A #GlobalLearning discussion in our #Management #CityManagement #EnvironmentalManagement and #TechnologyManagement courses. ==> The Problems With Smart Cities. Imagine your city as a smart city. What are the benefits or issues?

Link: https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbestechcouncil/2017/06/19/the-problems-with-smart-cities/#446e9096067f 

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Troubled Waters. Connections and Consequences | StJohnsRiverKeeper

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Troubled Waters. Connections and Consequences | StJohnsRiverKeeper

All of Florida’s water is connected, and so are the forces that are overusing and polluting them. The only parts of the water picture in Florida that are not connected are the wishes of the citizens to the actions of the State’s leaders. In “Troubled Waters: Connections and Consequences,” we find out how the St. Johns River, its springs and its tributaries are a bellwether for the health and future of Florida’s economy and the consequences we will all face if we don’t change the way we treat our Troubled Waters.

Watch the video. What is happening to the St. Johns River is emblematic of the water quality and supply challenges we are facing throughout Florida, highlighting the significant pollution problems that exist and the impending water crisis that we face.

What do you think? What water supply issues do you have in your local community? How local authorities are managing water supplies?

Video link: https://youtu.be/_sWp82Eru-M

Free Campus link: https://goo.gl/0MnZL1

Source: http://www.stjohnsriverkeeper.org/issues/troubled-waters-the-documentary/

Tesla’s SolarCity to open Florida facility | Jacksonville News, Sports and Entertainment | jacksonville.com

The largest U.S. solar panel installer is moving into sunbaked Florida’s residential market after voters last month rejected a utility-backed ballot measure that critics said would make going solar more expensive.SolarCity, a subsidiary of electric car maker Tesla Motors, said Thursday it is opening an operations center near Orlando and plans to spread into other areas of Florida.

Source: Tesla’s SolarCity to open Florida facility | Jacksonville News, Sports and Entertainment | jacksonville.com

Otamatea Ecovillage New Zealand : Living in the Future (Ecovillages) 59 – YouTube

Otamatea is an ecovillage situated about an hour from Auckland on New Zealand’s north island. The property is divided into 5 acre plots, with shared common land. They operate under an organic and sustainable principle, giving rise to natural buildings built from straw bale and timber, and which take into consideration architectural features such as passive solar design.

Video Link: https://youtu.be/iOBVsOLIK0I

Reactor restarts pivotal to Japan’s energy policy, says IEA

The restart of Japan’s nuclear power reactors is “critical” to the success of the country’s energy policy, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA). However, it says nuclear power can only be restored provided that the highest safety standards can be met and public trust regained.

Source: Reactor restarts pivotal to Japan’s energy policy, says IEA

New Zealand earthquake: Two dead following powerful tremor – BBC News. Check maps. 

Two people die after a magnitude-7.8 earthquake hits New Zealand South Island, triggering a tsunami.

Source: New Zealand earthquake: Two dead following powerful tremor – BBC News

“Costa Rica” Documentary Film by FrankandSandyShow

FrankandSansyShow: “Come with us as we travel across Costa Rica and see it like you’ve never seen it before. Full High Resolution 1080p, full HD stereo sound. Stunning wildlife, landscapes, towns and places”.

Watch this video that combines views from a big city with life in Costa Rica. Managing work and life is one of our big challenges.

Links:

https://globallearningnews.wordpress.com/2016/04/01/costa-rica-documentary-film-by-frankandsandyshow

#EnvironmentalManagement #LifeManagement #DrJoseCampus