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Global cities of the future: An interactive map - McKinsey Quarterly - Economic Studies - Productivity & Performance

Global cities of the future: An interactive map - McKinsey Quarterly - Economic Studies - Productivity & Performance
Over the next 13 years, 600 cities will account for nearly 65 percent of global GDP growth. Which of them will contribute the largest number of children or elderly to the world’s population? Which will rank among the top 25 cities by per capita GDP? Explore these questions by browsing through this revised and updated interactive global map below, which contains city-specific highlights from the McKinsey Global Institute’s database of more than 2,600 metropolitan areas around the world. Interactive Related:  Tomorrow / Smart / Future

14 Bloom's Taxonomy Posters For Teachers 14 Brilliant Bloom’s Taxonomy Posters For Teachers by TeachThought Staff Bloom’s Taxonomy is a useful tool for assessment design, but using it only for that function is like using a race car to go to the grocery–a huge waste of potential. In an upcoming post we’re going to look at better use of Bloom’s taxonomy in the classroom, but during research for that post it became interesting how many variations there are of the original work. The follow simple, student-centered Bloom’s graphics were created by helloliteracy! The following “Bloom’s pinwheel” comes from Kelly Tenkley and ilearntechnology.com:

How Internet Search Engines Work" When most people talk about Internet search engines, they really mean World Wide Web search engines. Before the Web became the most visible part of the Internet, there were already search engines in place to help people find information on the Net. Programs with names like "gopher" and "Archie" kept indexes of files stored on servers connected to the Internet, and dramatically reduced the amount of time required to find programs and documents. In the late 1980s, getting serious value from the Internet meant knowing how to use gopher, Archie, Veronica and the rest. Today, most Internet users limit their searches to the Web, so we'll limit this article to search engines that focus on the contents of Web pages. Before a search engine can tell you where a file or document is, it must be found. How does any spider start its travels over the Web? Google began as an academic search engine. Keeping everything running quickly meant building a system to feed necessary information to the spiders.

The city of 2050 Sensor networks Experts predict that everything, from street furniture to roads to the homes we live in, will be connected to the network. All these objects will produce vast amounts of data and some cities may build Nasa-style control centres to make predictions about city life, including where crimes may be committed. Smart buildings Buildings will have taken on a life of their own, controlling heating, lighting and security with little human intervention. Architects envisage buildings becoming far more sustainable, producing their own power and reusing rain water. Buildings may be able to store energy in huge batteries, while homes put excess electricity back into the smart grid. Robo-taxis It is likely cars will be self-driving. Traffic lights will no longer be necessary. Farmscrapers Forget the skyscrapers that dominate our city skylines. Shopping Going to the shops may be very different in 2050. 3D printing is likely to be available in many shops allowing people to create bespoke items.

A dozen public accounting ideas that don't work anymore I recently heard an excellent sermon on the importance of letting go of the past so that we can each pursue our intended future. The speaker referred to a book by Robin Meyers in which he asserts that there may be an eighth deadly sin: nostalgia. From what I gathered, Meyers suggests that we go astray when we believe that “the vices of the present prove not only that all is now in disarray but that this ‘awful’ age is inherently inferior to some golden age that came before it.” When I heard these assertions, I was overwhelmed because they crystalized an issue that seems to plague so many CPA firm leaders: an attachment to some bygone “good old days” that might not have even been that good. When we focus on what’s “wrong with today’s (fill in the blank),” it allows us to delay making the significant—almost radical—changes needed to address modern realities and embrace a future when things will be very different. Wanting to retain the ability to be “right” and make the new way “wrong.”

Cities @ Crossroads: Digital Technology and Local Democracy (Law - Download) Interdisciplinary Center (IDC), Herzliyah, IsraelMarch 9, 2011 Brooklyn Law Review, Vol. 76, No. 4, 2011 Boston Univ. School of Law Working Paper No. 11-11 Abstract: The transformative potential of digital technology for democratic governance is hardly questioned, but has not yet been tackled by legal scholarship. The Article starts filling this gap by exploring the role and functions of digital technology in local governance. The Article situates the relations between cities and citizens along two complementary axes - consumerism, in which citizens are regarded as consumers of services provided by the city; and participation, in which citizens play an active role in local decision-making and agenda-setting. The Article then argues that while American cities reasonably satisfy consumerist, service-provision requirements, they fail to benefit from the participatory potential of digital technology. Number of Pages in PDF File: 73 Accepted Paper Series Suggested Citation

The 10 Smartest Cities In The World We all have our favorite cities, and our subjective reasons for choosing them. They make us happy, keep us entertained, look beautiful at night. Whatever it is. The Cities In Motion Index doesn't care about that. It has objective data: 50 sets of it in all, covering every facet of urban life, from the economy and governance to technology and urban planning. The result is that some perpetually favorite places--Rome and Istanbul for instance--don't fare so well (Rome is 54th out of 135) in a ranking of "smartness," a catch-all phrase for a well-operated city that is pleasant to live in. The ranking is put together by IESE Business School, in Spain, and gives a sense of cities' sustainability, in the broadest sense. No city is perfect. For more info, see the full report, or check out the infographic that accompanies it. A ranking like this is bound to annoy everyone.

AED Center for Leadership Development EVM in India Q1. What is an Electronic Voting machine? In what way its functioning is different from the conventional system of voting? Ans. Q2. Ans. Q3. Ans. Q4. Ans. Q5. Ans. Q6. Ans. Q7. Ans. Q8. Ans. Q9. Ans. Q10. Ans. Q11. Ans. Q12. Ans. It is possible to use EVMs for simultaneous elections for Parliament and State Legislative Assembly and the existing EVMs have been designed keeping this requirement in view. Q13. Ans. Q14. Ans. In fact the pace of poll is quickened by the use of EVMs as it is not necessary for the voter to first unfold the ballot paper, mark his preference, fold it again, go to the place where the ballot box is kept and drop it in the box. Q15. Ans. Q16. Ans. Q17. Ans. Q18. As soon as a particular button on the Balloting Unit is pressed, the vote is recorded for that particular candidate and the machine gets locked. Q19. Ans. Q20. Q21. Ans. Q22. Q23. Ans. Q24. Ans. Q25. The panels for candidates Nos. 11 to 16 will be masked before use. Q26. Q27. Q28. Q29. Ans.

Smart cities : où sont-elles en Europe ? Les Etats membres de l'Union européenne comptent pas moins de 240 villes intelligentes. 18 d'entre elles se situent en France. 94 381 454, c'est le nombre de personnes qui coulent des jours heureux dans l'une des 240 villes de plus de 100 000 habitants dites "intelligentes" que comptent les 28 Etats membres de l'Union européenne. C'est en tout cas ce qu'estime une étude publiée par la Commission de l'industrie, de la recherche et de l'énergie du Parlement européen. Si ces cités méritent ce qualificatif, c'est parce qu'elles possèdent au minimum l'une des caractéristiques suivantes, listées par le spécialiste Rudolf Giffinger, professeur à l'université technologique de Vienne (et détaillées au-dessous de la carte) : une administration intelligente, une économie intelligente, une mobilité intelligente, un environnement intelligent, des habitants intelligents et enfin un mode de vie intelligent. Quelles sont ces villes ? Passez votre souris sur une ville pour afficher les données

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