Response Magazine, a publication of pre-eminent engineering firm Ramboll, recently included C40 Executive Director Mark Watts in both a feature story and exclusive Q&A. The issue focuses on resource optimization, particularly how city officials and other decision-makers can ensure an approach that will sustain future generations.
In an article entitled “Call for Action: Cities Stepping Up,” which explores how cities are stepping up to support nations and the UN on the road to Paris COP 21 and beyond, Mark Watts shared his thoughts on the co-benefits of climate action in cities:
“The best city leaders have seen that the things that cut emissions also improve quality of life. For example: compact, dense city design where people can live near to the major amenities rather than suburban sprawl; making it easier, cheaper and safer to walk, cycle and take public transport rather than drive; more parks and green spaces; reducing waste, or providing better insulated buildings.”
The magazine also included a Q&A with Mark Watts, where he discusses the particular advantages cities hold in addressing climate change, as well as his answer to the bold question: when it comes to climate change, can cities carry the weight of the
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Hiroshi Ishiguro, a renowned robot designer at Osaka University in western Japan thinks that robots with a human-like presence could be used to relieve loneliness.
A CGI black hole made for Interstellar (shown), based on calculations by Dr Kip Thorne from the California Institute of Technology, has revealed they have warped halos of light around them.
New research led by Cornell University neuroscientist Nathan Spreng shows for the first time that engaging brain areas linked to so-called ‘off-task’ mental activities (such as mind-wandering and reminiscing) can actually boost performance on some challenging mental tasks.
LONDON, Oct 23 (Reuters) – Scientists will start testing whether treatment with antibodies in the blood of Ebola survivors can help infected patients fight off the deadly disease in a clinical trial starting in Guinea next month.
If effective, so-called convalescent serum could be scaled up quickly as a short-term intervention while work continues to develop drugs and vaccines.
An international research consortium led by the Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerp is undertaking the work in the West African country where the world’s worst Ebola outbreak was first confirmed in March this year, after receiving a 2.9-million-euro ($3.7-million) grant from the European Union.
“Blood and plasma therapy are medical interventions with a long history, safely used for other infectious diseases,” Johan van Griensven, the project’s coordinating investigator, said in a statement on Thursday.
Today: Russian Segment Extravehicular Activity (RS EVA) 40: Suraev and Samokutyaev successfully conducted RS EVA 40 today in 3 hours 38 minutes. Suraev and Samokutyaev accomplished the following objectives:
Two groups of University of Oxford (pictured) researchers will help Google create machines that better understand users, and that improve visual recognition systems using deep learning.
It fits in your pocket and weights a mere 80 grams.