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PULSE December 18 2015: End of the line for Land-line phones?; technologies deliver more than politics for climate change
Created with Soundous Al-Sammarai, i-CANADA Director of Social Media
Infrastructure
Nearly half of US households only have cell phone service...end of the line for land-line?
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/goodbye-landlines_565dababe4b072e9d1c3283b
Breakthrough technologies are delivering more than politics for climate change
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/green-technology_564f6d2fe4b0258edb315f71
 
Remote British Columbia community cut off from the Internet lifeline.
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/stewart-online-internet-1.3348655
 
Look-Out Below: Mile-long park to run under Toronto's elevated highway
http://weburbanist.com/2015/11/28/lookout-below-1-mile-toronto-park-to-run-under-elevated-highway/
 
Thought Leadership
Nations urged to cut subsidies for fossil fuels
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/06/science/on-tether-to-fossil-fuels-nations-speak-with-money.html?ref=world&_r=1
 
"Green" leader Denmark cuts funding for sustainable energy projects
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/06/world/europe/denmark-a-green-energy-leader-slows-pace-of-its-spending.html?ref=world
 
Canada's R&D spending declines; questionable findings on Innovation in new study
http://www.canadianbusiness.com/innovation/canada-shows-a-disturbing-decline-in-innovation-and-rd/
 
Call for papers on e-planning research for Lisbon conference
https://sites.google.com/site/ijepr2016conference/call-for-papers
 
Smart cities create sustainable environments – Cisco
 
http://www.itbusiness.ca/news/building-the-smart-city-how-we-build-intelligence-into-the-what-we-have-now/62304?utm_source=enews&utm_campaign=itbother&utm_medium=newsletter
 
Blackberry co-founder starts company to track wireless devices
http://business.financialpost.com/entrepreneur/fp-startups/canadian-startup-backed-by-blackberry-co-founder-debuts-motion-tracking-technology
 
Multi-billion dollar clean energy fund to be announced at Paris Summit - Bill Gates
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/international-business/us-business/bill-gates-expected-to-create-multibillion-dollar-clean-energy-fund/article27519258/
 
The economic fates of cities: public policies that decrease competition drive a new inequality in regional city growth
http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2015/11/cities-economic-fates-diverge/417372/
 
IDC's three Smart City trends: government awareness, uneven policy development, and impact of social media information
http://www.govtech.com/internet/3-Smart-City-Trends-to-Expect-in-2016.html
 
Bristol shows the way on climate change
http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/cop21-climate-change-bristol-1.3347443
 
Self-driving cars could kill short-haul domestic airline industry; affect hotels
http://www.dezeen.com/2015/11/25/self-driving-driverless-cars-disrupt-airline-hotel-industries-sleeping-interview-audi-senior-strategist-sven-schuwirth/?
 
Finland plans to give all citizens 800 euros a month and scrap benefits
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/finland-plans-to-give-every-citizen-800-euros-a-month-and-scrap-benefits-a6762226.html
 
Author urges major role for cities in fighting climate change
http://ottawacitizen.com/opinion/columnists/cities-and-climate-change
 
Greener buildings: landlords get higher rent rates, less occupant turn-over
http://www.canadianbusiness.com/innovation/investing-in-greener-buildings-really-pays-off-for-landlords/
 
Science Council cites Canadian decline in "innovation" (when they really mean Research)
http://www.canadianbusiness.com/innovation/canada-shows-a-disturbing-decline-in-innovation-and-rd/
 
Smart Community Applications and Uses
Tech to the rescue of older people who need care? - Drone-power!
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/08/science/as-aging-population-grows-so-do-robotic-health-aides.html?&hpw&rref=science&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&module=well-region&region=bottom-well&WT.nav=bottom-we
 
IBM's Watson uses cognitive computing to help health care
http://www.chicagotribune.com/bluesky/originals/ct-watson-deborah-disanzo-ibm-health-bsi-20151204-story.html
 
Tesla accelerates the arrival of self-drive cars
http://uk.businessinsider.com/tesla-wants-to-make-fully-self-driving-cars-happen-way-ahead-of-schedule-2015-11?r=US&IR=T
 
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