Author Archives: monajam

Citizens are foundations of Smart cities

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University of Adelaide-planting the seed for a sustainable society

At a time when businesses are under constant pressure to view their operations and impacts through the lens of sustainability, universities can play a significant role in forging the path to a sustainable future.Frequently regarded as well-established and respected organisations,universities … Continue reading

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How I stopped hoping for my autistic son to become ‘normal’

Yesterday marked the 10th World Autism Awareness Day. The United Nations, which passed a unanimous resolution in 2007 designating April 2nd for autism awareness, had Autonomy and Self-Determination as this year’s theme. One would expect that in this day and … Continue reading

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Encouraging community action through engagement

Research literature shows that when attempts to  change energy related behaviour and emit less carbon were targeted at individuals as ‘consumers’, the results were pretty patchy.  Problems like social dilemmas, social conventions, socio-technical infrastructures and the helplessness of individuals hindered … Continue reading

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10 things I’ve learned raising my autistic son

April 2 is the eighth World Autism Awareness Day. This day is celebrated to raise awareness about different aspects of autism so that families, societies, and governments can collectively devise policies and strategies for providing a better support system to … Continue reading

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December 16 – A Black Day for Humanity

This post is dedicated to the tragedy struck in Pakistan . Today is a terrible terrible day for all of Pakistanis, for all of the mothers, for all the humanity. I am a mother and I am distraught to hear … Continue reading

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Impact of Electricity Cuts on the Way of Life

Breakdown of critical infrastructure systems, such as electricity generation and distributing systems, in modern societies can lead to economic expensive and socially catastrophic consequences. Pakistanis have been suffering from unscheduled and prolonged load shedding consistently for the past 7-8 years. This … Continue reading

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