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Towards sustainable urban ecosystems: Green buildings and green performance indicators

Towards sustainable urban ecosystems: Green building and green performance indicators

Bhavesh Jha   Traditional architecture is energy efficient. “Green Building Practices” offer probable key towards a sustainable performance- based development model   The growing pace of urbanization and rising  population in urban centers , which is expected to grow from current 58 percent to 68 percent by 2050, can  significantly strain  urban infrastructure, natural and social environment. It has got ...

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Platform-centered businesses

Economy Report (DER) 2019 examines the scope for value creation and capture in the digital economy by developing countries.  Platform-centered businesses have a major advantage in the data-driven economy.  The growth of digital platforms is directly linked to their capacity to collect and analyse digital data, but their interests and behaviour depend greatly on how they monetize those data to generate revenue.

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Curbing cultural appropriation with IP

Fashion designers have been borrowing stylistic elements from other cultures for centuries. Foreign influences on European fashion can be traced from the late Middle Ages. The development of trade with the Americas and Asia, notably via the Silk Road, brought refined fabrics and new-fangled clothing styles to wealthy merchants across the Old Continent.

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SMEs to shift to solar

Solar panel

Should small businesses (SMEs) and households shift towards non-conventional energy sources to meet their energy requirements? What are the gains that the businesses can receive from this shift?

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Global Innovation Index (GII) 2019

As per the GII 2019, 'Switzerland is the most innovative country in the world'. And it is followed by Sweden, the United States of America (U.S.), the Netherlands and the United Kingdom (U.K.)'. 'Regional leaders include India, South Africa, Chile, Israel and Singapore, with China, Viet Nam and Rwanda topping their income groups.'

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Artificial intelligence: the new electricity

Artificial intelligence

AI is the new electricity. It will transform every industry and create huge economic value. Technology like supervised learning is automation on steroids. It is very good at automating tasks and will have an impact on every sector – from healthcare to manufacturing, logistics and retail.

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SMEs to focus on cybersecurity

ybersecurity is a major challenge; the scope of IT and digital technologies expanded by leaps and bounds, the issue of protecting the IT systems and its security has not been adequately addressed by SMEs.

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