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INDONESIA: Launch of Digital Portal of Bamboo Architecture Home-Stay and Climate-Friendly Investment Collaboration in Bali Island

The phrase “Good Economics for Hard Times” comes from the title of the book: “Good Economics for Hard Times: Better Answers to Our Biggest Problems” by Abhijit V. Banerjee and Esther Duflo, both professors of economics at MIT in 2019, both the 2019 Nobel Prize Laureate in Economic Sciences, whom they were also well-known for explaining the generalised long-term causes of intergenerational poverty, in the understanding of education, entrepreneurship, public health, family and a few other factors.

HONG KONG: Good Economics for Hard Times (1) — How to Communicate the Realistic Socio-Economic Outcomes and Reasoning in Industry 4.0?

The phrase “Good Economics for Hard Times” comes from the title of the book: “Good Economics for Hard Times: Better Answers to Our Biggest Problems” by Abhijit V. Banerjee and Esther Duflo, both professors of economics at MIT in 2019, both the 2019 Nobel Prize Laureate in Economic Sciences, whom they were also well-known for explaining the generalised long-term causes of intergenerational poverty, in the understanding of education, entrepreneurship, public health, family and a few other factors.

SWITZERLAND: In the Natural Collaborative Advantage — How Leaders of Tomorrow and Today Shall Strive to Reconstruct Intergenerational Social Contract Amid Challenging Facts?

Collaborative Advantage — as the main theme of the St. Gallen Symposium, highlights the importance and strategic values of “Intergenerationality” in various social forms, including social contract, future employment, political participation (representation), public policies and business innovations. In the participation the 51st St. Gallen Symposium, Andre Kwok, the Founder of Good City Foundation was invited again (2nd time) as Leaders of Tomorrow (LoT) by the Knowledge Pool to attend the Symposium and engage in various key sessions.

INDONESIA: Heritage Braga Bandung Menjadi Pusat Lab Data Perkotaan oleh Good City Foundation dan Pemerintah Kota Bandung

Sebagai smart city, Kota Bandung memiliki banyak potensi teknologi yang bisa terus dioptimalkan. Untuk memaksimalkan potensi tersebut, pada pertengahan tahun 2022 nanti Heritage Braga Kota Bandung akan diresmikan sebagai Urban Data Lab.

CHINA: World Economic Forum and CAICT on Earth Day Launched the Digital Twin City Framework and Practice Insight Report

EARTH DAY 2022 — In the collaboration with China Academy of Information and Communications Technology(中国信息通信研究院, CAICT), a research think tank directly under the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology(MIIT) of China, the World Economic Forum launched the first Insight Report of “Digital Twin City Framework and Practice”. READ REPORT

Apr 25, 2022

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NEPAL: Vice-Chancellor of Nepal Academy of Science and Technology (NAST), Dr. Sunil Babu Shrestha to be Strategic Advisor to the Good City Foundation for Next-Generation Robotics Innovations for Cities

IN JANUARY 2022, Transporter-3 Mission by SpaceX was successfully launched in the Falcon 9 rocket in Cape Canaveral, Florida. While the majority would be excited for the future of space technologies and experience of next generation internet brought by SpaceX and Elon Musk, not many in the market would be aware that the ecosystem of various complex hardware components used on the Transporter-3 was made of 17 economies, a subtle appearance of Nepal was being mentioned among the many other advanced economies such as The US, Germany, The UK and Singapore.

Apr 14, 2022

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BANGLADESH: Head of Social Innovation of PMO a2i Mr. Manik Mahmud to be Strategic Advisor to the Good City Foundation for Social Inclusion and ESG Governance

Bangladesh has been one of the world’s fastest growing economies since the 2010s, being classified among the Next Eleven emerging market middle income economies and a frontier market by the Goldman Sachs. In the first quarter of 2019, Bangladesh hits the world’s seventh fastest-growing economy with a real GDP or GDP at constant prices annual growth rate of 8.3%. By the economic advantages due to its large young populations in labour-intensive industries, the South Asia’s manufacturing power hub started facing more social and environmental challenges as the poverty gap is more divided while environmental pollutions and GHG emissions deteriorate. How could the South Asia’s power hub continues to strive economic gain while maintaining the social prosperity at environmental balance upon the Bangladesh’s interpretation of climate urgency?

Apr 12, 2022

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INDIA: Executive Director of the Climate Group Ms. Divya Sharma to be Strategic Advisor to the Good City Foundation on Collaborative Push of Climate Actions in Future Cities

India is one of the leading nations at the forefront to combat against the Climate Emergency in the last decades, with solid and promising track records such as increasing the production capacity of renewable energy from 20 GW by 2010 to 150 GW in 2021, and targeting 450 GW by 2030. While the Indian government holds moderate practical policy concerns towards the recent The Glasgow Climate Pact in COP26 (November 2021), given its economic development and the impact by the pandemic, what would the country chairing the next G20 Presidency plans to drive and set a more progressive tone of climate agenda?

Apr 11, 2022

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