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Dublin enters the top ten most liveable cities for Europeans

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 15 febbraio 2019

Dublin has re-entered the top ten most liveable cities, becoming one of the most attractive cities in Europe for European expats. Cities around the world are evaluated annually by ECA International (ECA) on a variety of liveability factors including availability of health services; housing and utilities; isolation; access to a social network and leisure facilities; infrastructure; climate; personal safety; political tensions and air quality.
ECA’s annual Location Ratings survey has followed Dublin’s steady rise in recent years as liveability in Ireland’s capital started to become one of the most desirable in Europe, and indeed, the world. This year Dublin re-entered the top ten in joint ninth place with Gothenburg and Luxembourg, offering the most superior living conditions for European expats. Dublin also came in at 23rd place for Asians expats, beating many Asian locations including Hong Kong, which is 41st.“Dublin has seen a return to the top ten after dropping out in 2017 due to a shortage of suitable housing for expatriates in the city. However, our research reveals a general opinion from the expat community that they feel safer in Dublin after dark, which has improved the city’s personal security score this year,” said Neil Ashman, Senior Location Ratings Analyst at ECA International, global mobility experts.“Dublin has a strong international expat community, which is why it also scores well for Asian expats versus cities such as Hong Kong that suffered disruption and considerable damage caused by Typhoon Mangkhut in September,” explained Ashman.ECA’s Location Ratings system objectively evaluates a host of factors to form an assessment of the overall quality of living in over 480 locations worldwide. The system helps companies establish appropriate allowances to compensate employees for the adjustment required when going on international assignment. The impact of some of the factors assessed will vary according to the home location of the assignee.Northern European cities continue to dominate the top of the rankings. Alongside Dublin, cities in northern European and Scandinavian nations once again dominate the top of the liveability rankings. Copenhagen in Denmark and Bern in Switzerland offer the best liveability standards for European expats, scoring at the top of ECA’s ranking for over seven years. Alongside Dublin, cities in northern European and Scandinavian nations once again dominate the top ten most liveable locations for European expats. The Netherlands and Switzerland each have three cities within the top ten.

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Congresso Cities on Volcanoes

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 1 settembre 2018

Napoli. lunedì 3 settembre alle 10.30, presso la Mostra d’Oltremare (Sala Capri) di Napoli in Viale J.F. Kennedy 54, sarà presentato il programma del decimo Congresso Cities on Volcanoes (COV 10) che si terrà nel capoluogo campano fino al 7 settembre 2018.Dopo 20 anni dalla prima edizione, vulcanologi di tutto il mondo tornano a Napoli per promuovere e rafforzare il collegamento tra la comunità scientifica vulcanologica e chi si occupa della pianificazione territoriale e della gestione delle emergenze, al fine di costruire un luogo di confronto e integrazione di esperienze tra le “città sui vulcani”. All’apertura del congresso interverranno, tra gli altri, il Presidente dell’Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia (INGV) Carlo Doglioni, il Sindaco di Napoli Luigi De Magistris, il Sindaco di Pozzuoli Vincenzo Figliolia, il Sindaco di Ercolano Ciro Buonajuto, il Presidente della Regione Campania Vincenzo De Luca e il Capo Dipartimento della Protezione Civile Angelo Borrelli.

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Roma presenta la prima Strategia di Resilienza in Italia con 100 Resilient Cities – Rockefeller Foundation

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 20 giugno 2018

L’Amministrazione Capitolina ha presentato oggi la Strategia di Resilienza di Roma, prima città in Italia a dotarsi di tale strategia. Si tratta di un ambizioso piano sviluppato in collaborazione con 100 Resilient Cities – un progetto ideato dalla Rockefeller Foundation.Con il lancio di questa strategia, Roma si unisce ad altre metropoli come New York, Parigi e Città del Messico nel fare fronte alle sfide sociali, economiche e fisiche, caratteristiche del 21esimo secolo. Questo piano mette al centro il benessere dei cittadini e, allo stesso tempo, prepara al meglio la città ad affrontare diversi problemi, come ad esempio il cambiamento climatico, l’immigrazione, l’invecchiamento della popolazione, l’inquinamento, il trasporto pubblico, lo smaltimento dei rifiuti e l’aumento della povertà.La Strategia di Resilienza consentirà a Roma di attuare soluzioni integrate per affrontare le sfide attuali e future e si basa su quattro pilastri fondamentali e 58 misure concrete. Tra le diverse attività, è inclusa l’istituzione dell’Ufficio di Resilienza permanente all’interno di Roma Capitale.Per sviluppare questa strategia, Roma Capitale è stata supportata da 100 Resilient Cities (100 RC), un progetto della Rockfeller Foundation. Roma è stata scelta nel 2013 per fare parte del network 100RC tra oltre 1.000 città candidate in tutto il mondo.Sono stati coinvolti oltre 2.000 attori, provenienti da ogni parte della città, in workshop, eventi pubblici, focus group e questionari, affinché esprimessero il loro punto di vista su Roma: in questo modo sono state identificate sei aree prioritarie per la definizione della strategia.Per la Sindaca Virginia Raggi si tratta di un progetto che pone la città di Roma al centro di una strategia globale che la porterà ad affrontare le sfide di oggi all’interno di una rete complessiva. In tal senso l’Amministrazione ha deciso di proseguire questo progetto con determinazione e con un nuovo slancio. Per questo, la Sindaca Raggi ha ringraziato 100 RC e tutti coloro che hanno permesso di raggiungere tale risultato, un serio lavoro sulla resilienza che aiuterà a migliorare la qualità della vita dei cittadini perché la città diventi più efficiente, sempre più al servizio dei cittadini, più flessibile e inclusiva e sappia valorizzare le sue risorse naturali e il suo patrimonio.Per Lina Liakou, Managing Director per Europa e Medio Oriente di 100RC, con il lancio della propria strategia di resilienza, Roma si unisce al movimento globale della resilienza. La strategia è il risultato della fruttuosa collaborazione pluriennale tra 100RC, l’Amministrazione e gli stakeholder interni e esterni alla città. Ed in tale ottica, le città devono ripensare al loro modo di pianificare il futuro, identificando proattivamente e trovando soluzioni agli shock e alle tensioni che si troveranno davanti. Con questa strategia, Roma stabilisce una serie di azioni coordinate con l’obiettivo di prepararsi al meglio per affrontare le problematiche che incontrerà negli anni a venire. Lina Liakou ha sottolineato la felicità per aver collaborato con Roma Capitale allo sviluppo di questa strategia e confermato di essere pronti a lavorare con l’Amministrazione per la sua implementazione.

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America’s Best Small Cities Unveiled

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 8 giugno 2018

NEW YORK/PRNewswire/ Resonance Consultancy, the leading advisors in tourism, real estate and economic development for countries, cities and communities, is pleased to reveal America’s Best Small Cities for 2018. America’s Best Small City in 2018 is Honolulu, whose domination of our six categories and 28 subcategories—from Parks and Outdoor Attractions to TripAdvisor Reviews—made it America’s best place with a population of less than one million.
Fifty winning small cities were unveiled at a June 5 reception at New York University as part of the City Nation Place Americas forum, an annual conference for destination branding, economic development and tourism marketing that’s co-produced by Resonance.(America’s Best Large Cities, the Resonance ranking of metros with populations of more than 1 million, was also unveiled and can be referenced here.)
The large and small city rankings, gathered into the America’s Best Cities Report, is one of the most comprehensive American city rankings ever attempted. It was developed to quantify and benchmark the relative quality of place, reputation and competitive identity for U.S. principal cities with metropolitan populations of 200,000 to 1 million.”For more than a decade, Resonance has created place-branding strategies, tourism and economic development plans and trend reports for city, tourism and economic development organizations,” says Resonance President and CEO Chris Fair. “We do this to empower cities with new tools and perspectives on the key factors that shape a city’s competitive identity, community well-being, and future prosperity.”Fair says his firm has come to understand that traditional indicators for economic, social and livability factors used in most rankings don’t reveal the whole story for cities and their tourism and economic development agencies. Why? Because it’s the relative vibrancy and experiential quality of cities that increasingly determine where talent, tourism and investment flow.As a result, the Resonance Consultancy Best Cities rankings analyze and compare 28 factors in six key categories: a combination of core statistics measure that traditional economic, social and livability factors, as well as user-generated ratings and reviews to benchmark the experiential qualities of each city.

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How to reduce energy use in our buildings and cities

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 1 aprile 2018

Roma 11 aprile 2018 ore 14,30, presso Spazio Europa – European Public Space – Via IV Novembre n149 European Council for an Energy Efficency Economy (ECEEE) e Kyoto Club vi invitano a partecipare al workshop “Roundtable on energy sufficiency: How to reduce energy use in our buildings and cities”, che si inserisce all’interno del progetto sull’energy sufficency di ECEEE, finanziato principalmente dalla Fondazione KR, con il supporto di molte agenzie europee che operano nei settori della ricerca e dell’energia.Il progetto legato all’energy sufficiency prevede diversi incontri e iniziative di ambito politico, durantele quali si offriranno ai decisori politici informazioni pratiche sul tema dell’energy sufficiency e su come queste possano essere tradotte in azioni pratiche al fine di ridurre il consumo di energia.Il workshop avrà come scopo principale quello di informare i partecipanti sui lavori già svolti e le pratiche adottate, partendo dalla nostra idea di energy sufficiency ed analizzando come le azioni di sufficienza energetica possano ridurre il consumo energetico negli edifici.
Verrà anche dato spazio alle opinioni del pubblico riguardanti il ruolo dell’efficienza energetica e delle azioni di energy sufficiency nel miglioramento della pianificazione di futuri edifici e città.Le discussioni del seminario saranno poi raccolte in un rapporto pubblico. Ai partecipanti verrà inviato un briefing a tempo debito che approfondisca il progetto e introduca quella che è stata la nostra attività fino ad ora.
Parteciperanno: Gianni Silvestrini, Direttore Scientifico Kyoto Club – Joanne Wade, CEO Association for the Conservation of Energy – Gianni Girotto, Senatore Movimento 5 Stelle – Stefan Thomas – Wuppertal Institute for Climate Environment and Energy – Lorenzo Pagliano – Politecnico di Milano. Il workshop sarà tenuto interamente in lingua inglese.

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Ujet Shakes Up How We Will Move Around our Cities as it Launches New Generation Electric Scooter

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 8 gennaio 2018

Ujet ScooterToday, Ujet unveiled its first product, the Ujet electric scooter, which is set to redefine urban mobility – putting ease, joy and practicality back into getting around. Designed from the ground up, the stylish scooter combines smart connectivity and high performance materials typically found in the aerospace sector with clean technology and refined design – making it the most advanced in its class.
Through its flagship scooter, the technology company is pioneering an innovative way for individuals to move around their cities, while addressing today’s urban mobility issues of traffic congestion and pollution. It is the first of the leading-edge and luxurious products built to improve mobility, convenience, and sustainability, that Ujet hopes to bring in the future.City populations around the world are growing exponentially as new residents relocate to be a part of the urban experience – in 2016, an estimated 55 percent of the world’s population lived in urban settlements – a figure which is set to hit 60 percent by 2030.[1]. With this rapid growth, city residents are facing challenges that reduce their comfort of life. More traffic not only increases the difficulty of navigating through city streets, but also rapidly increases greenhouse gas emissions, air and noise pollution. Existing urban mobility solutions can’t keep up with the growth of our cities, and are not addressing increased congestion and pollution.“With more of us than ever living in cities, it’s never been more important to make urban environments a place in which people enjoy to live,” said Hugues Despres, CEO, Ujet International. “As a result, Ujet is focused on providing urbanites with great products that help them get around their city with style and ease. Our electric scooter is a perfect example of that with complete connectivity, advanced materials and unparalleled design that pays attention to every single detail. Its compact size occupies much less space for driving and parking, and represents a fast mode of transportation, and the portable battery eliminates the need for charging stations, giving urbanites the freedom to navigate their urban environments efficiently and effortlessly. And, with sustainability at the heart of our brand, Ujet has an important role to play in creating a better future. Our electric scooter is the first of many future products that will bring the Ujet philosophy to life.” Key features of the Ujet electric scooter include: All elements of the Ujet electric scooter were built to be friendly to the user and environment alike. It offers a high performance smart battery available in two sizes with an estimated range up to 70 km (approximately 43 mi) or 150 km (approximately 93 mi), and can be charged from any regular power socket. About the size of a cabin-size suitcase, the battery is removable, portable, and rollable, allowing for easy and convenient transport. (photo: Ujet Scooter)

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Concorso: 7 BAGS for 7 CITIES

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 1 aprile 2016

versace borsaVersace lancia il concorso 7 Bags for 7 Cities e invita tutti a partecipare alla personalizzazione di sette Palazzo Empire in edizione limitata, che renderanno omaggio a sette selezionate città del mondo. Con questo concorso la Maison mette al centro di tutto il consumatore, rendendolo parte attiva del processo creativo. Chiunque si trovi in una delle sette destinazioni, è invitato a fotografare qualcosa di unico e speciale e caricare la foto su palazzoempire.versace.com.
Versace selezionerà un’immagine iconica per ogni città. Le foto verranno utilizzate per personalizzare una nuova borsa Palazzo Empire, che celebrerà così ogni metropoli. Dieci pezzi di ogni design saranno disponibili nelle boutique Versace di ognuna delle sette città. I vincitori, a Settembre, saranno invitati alla sfilata Versace Donna Primavera Estate 2017 a Milano. Il concorso terminerà il 16 Maggio. (foto: versace borsa)

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“Dark Cities: Paris”

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 16 settembre 2015

ParigiParigi1Milano dal 23 al 25 ottobre presso il Superstudio Più di Via Tortona 27, Photoshow Milano 2015, la più importante rassegna in Italia dedicata al mondo del Foto & Digital Imaging e promossa da AIF – Associazione Italiana Foto & Digital Imaging, presenta “Dark Cities: Paris” di Daniele Cametti Aspri. I percorsi del Photoshow si articoleranno attraverso le quattro eccellenze per cui l’Italia è ammirata e apprezzata nel mondo: Fashion, Food, Design e Art & Landscape. Daniele Cametti Aspri ed il suo “Dark Cities” saranno i rappresentanti dell’area tematica Art & Landscape che vede protagonista la città di Parigi. Daniele Cametti Aspri propone una città notturna in un allestimento che ricrea digitalmente le condizioni di luce in cui ha scattato il fotografo per le strade di Parigi, restituendo allo spettatore le sensazioni vissute nel suo percorso emozionale attraverso l’oscurità della romantica capitale francese. (foto: Parigi)

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Miami’s Low Commercial Vacancy Rates Spurring Investment

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 5 giugno 2015

miamiMIAMI — Miami’s commercial vacancy rates continue to rank among the lowest in Florida, leading to more local investment from global companies and leaders who want to live, work, and play in a world-class city with world-class amenities, according to the REALTORS® Commercial Alliance of the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI).Miami’s vacancy rates for office (14.9 percent), industrial (5.3 percent), retail (6.3 percent), and multifamily (4.4 percent) are the lowest among major cities in Florida, according to a May 2015 Commercial Outlook report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) and Reis, Inc., a leading provider of commercial real estate market information. Each of Miami’s commercial sectors are performing better than the U.S. average, except for multifamily which is 0.1 percent lower. The national vacancy rates in May were 15.6 percent for office, 8.4 percent for industrial, 9.6 percent for retail and 4.3 percent for multifamily, according to NAR and Reis.
Miami’s 14.9 percent office vacancy rate in May ranks as the 21st lowest out of 82 major U.S. cities, according to the NAR and Reis report. New York leads the nation at 8.9 percent. Statewide, Miami’s office vacancy rate is performing better than Florida’s major cities. The Sunshine State’s other major metropolitans had the following rates: Fort Lauderdale (18.6 percent), Jacksonville (20.4 percent), Orlando (16.5), Palm Beach (16.5) and Tampa (19.7). The national average is 15.6.
South Florida’s growing, multilingual workforce is one reason for its low office vacancy rate. Miami-Dade County added 33,700 jobs across several sectors from April 2014 to April 2015, a 3.1 percent increase, according to job numbers released May 22. Miami had the third-largest job gain in Florida behind Orlando and Tampa. Miami’s unemployment rate from April 2014 to April 2015 decreased by 0.7 percentage points, to 6.2 percent from 6.9 percent.Miami’s industrial vacancy rate of 5.3 percent is the third-lowest in the nation among the 82 major American cities studied by NAR and Reis. Only Orange County (Calif.) and Los Angeles performed better than Miami in the industrial sector in May, registering vacancy rates of 3.4 and 3.6 percent, respectively. Florida’s other major metropolitans had the following rates: Fort Lauderdale (8.2), Jacksonville (6.9), Orlando (10.3), Tampa/St. Petersburg (7.8), and Palm Beach (5.5). The national average is 8.4.
Miami International Airport and PortMiami are two of South Florida’s international trade successes. Miami International ranks as the top airport in the U.S. for international freight, and the ninth-best airport for foreign cargo in the world. In 2013, Miami International handled 2.1 million tons of total airfreight, of which 88 percent was international freight.PortMiami is the top-ranked container cargo port in Florida with 900,000 TEUs handled each year. The port has an opportunity to expand its international business as it is deepening its channel from its current 42-foot depth to 50-52. When the deep dredge project is completed, PortMiami will be the only U.S. port south of Norfolk, Va. that can accommodate the new, mega cargo vessels that will pass through the expanded Panama Canal.
Miami has the 15th lowest retail vacancy rate among U.S. major cities, according to the NAR and Reis report. Miami’s 6.3 percent rate is considerably lower than Florida’s other large metropolitans. Fort Lauderdale (9.3 percent), Jacksonville (12.9), Orlando (11.0), Palm Beach (9.5) and Tampa (10.6) are higher than Miami. The national average is 9.6.

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