Author Archives: monajam

Rejecting the power to waste

We may have called them stodgy for doing it but our parents practiced it persistently. So why are we abandoning it? I am talking about environmental consciousness. Growing up in 80s and 90s, conservation and environmental consciousness were part of … Continue reading

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When crisis is the new normal, turn aspirations into action

Mother Nature has put on a storming show since late August. While all eyes were on the devastation from Hurricane Harvey in Texas, Hurricane Irma has made landfall in Caribbean and closing in on Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands … Continue reading

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Investing in Smart Cities to improve the lives of low income residents

Can free access to the Internet, greater transit mobility, and smart cities technologies enhance access to opportunity and social mobility? Can technology solve income inequalities and make prosperity within reach of everyone? Today,  75% of the world’s cities have higher levels … Continue reading

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Citizens are foundations of Smart cities

Citizens are key to smart city excess Continue reading

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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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