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Earthquakes Set Stage for Emergency Planning Drill

A companywide exercise in response to a mock 7.8 magnitude earthquake is part of SCE’s ongoing emergency preparedness efforts.
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by Justin Felles 

IRWINDALE, Calif.—Southern California sits in the middle of earthquake territory and eventually the day will come when a damaging quake hits, potentially crippling vital lifelines in the region for days, weeks — even months.

You can never be too prepared. 

As part of its ongoing emergency preparedness planning, Southern California Edison recently hosted a daylong multi-agency drill to simulate a major 7.8 earthquake.  

10 Years on: 74 Walk Friendly Communities Recognized through Road Safety Program Sponsored by FedEx

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CHAPEL HILL, N.C., August 28, 2019 /3BL Media/ —The Walk Friendly Communities program (WFC) recognized three U.S. cities for their commitment to prioritize pedestrians and create safe, comfortable and inviting places to walk. The Walk Friendly Community designations include a Platinum-level designation for Portland, Oregon, only the fourth community to receive that honor. Both Burlington, Vermont, and Bellevue, Washington, were recognized as Silver-level Walk Friendly Communities.

Cisco and Innogy Develop Concept for Climate-Neutral Energy Supply

By Alex Hills
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The joint project “SmartQuart” by innogy, the Co-Innovation Center Cisco openBerlin and eight other partners was selected by the Federal Ministry of Economics as one of 20 winners of the “Reallabore der Energiewende” competition. In the cities of Essen and Bedburg in Nordrhein-Westfalen and Kaisersesch in Rheinland-Pfalz, the proposed project will network individual city districts within themselves and with each other.

Millennium Challenge Corporation, Bechtel and Côte d’Ivoire Government Launch New Strategic Collaboration

The partnership will focus on developing an infrastructure master plan that could become a template for other countries in the region.
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RESTON, Va. /3BL Media/ - The U.S. Government’s Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) has announced its intent to deploy a new strategic collaboration with Bechtel Infrastructure Corporation (a Bechtel company) and the Government of Côte d’Ivoire, focusing on national infrastructure master planning.

MCC CEO Sean Cairncross joined Bechtel’s Regional President of Africa, Sir James Dutton, and Secretary General to the President of Côte d’Ivoire Minister Patrick Achi in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, today to sign a Memorandum of Understanding memorializing the partnership.

The Place Makers Episode 3 - Gardens by the Bay, Singapore

Multimedia with summary

Watch Amanda Steele, CBRE’s Executive Managing Director, Property Management, chat with Pauline Goh, CBRE’s Chairman – South East Asia, on the importance of green space and the wonderful culture of placemaking in Singapore, particularly evident at Gardens by the Bay. To watch CBRE’s full episode of ‘The Place Makers’ go to Ten Play.

Black & Veatch: Electric Industry Must Adapt, Embrace the Concept of ‘New Energy’

Strategic Directions Report reinforces the need for the industry to evolve
Press Release

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., August 13, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Electric utilities are navigating one of the industry’s most dynamic times across diverse geographies and stakeholders, presented with a mix of opportunities as they work to meet changing customer demands along with the need to deliver reliable, resilient power, Black & Veatch’s new 2019 Strategic Directions: Electric Report finds.

The Place Makers Episode 3 - Barangaroo, Sydney

Multimedia with summary

Watch Amanda Steele, CBRE’s Executive Managing Director, Property Management, chat with Mary Mumbrella from Barangaroo Delivery Authority and Seamus McCartney from Lendlease, on how Aboriginal people have been living sustainably in the area known as Barangaroo for at least 80,000 years and the space is now home to one of Australia's most important urban regeneration projects. To watch CBRE’s full episode of ‘The Place Makers’ go to Ten Play.

Resilience in Focus Amid Growing Environmental Risks to the Built Environment

By Amanda Steele
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Resilience. It’s not a term commonly associated with real estate, however, growing environmental stresses and their threat to the built environment are bringing it to the forefront of long-term real estate investment strategies.

Resilience is defined as the ability to avoid, or bounce back quickly from, an adverse event.

In the realm of real estate, it pertains to buildings being able to sustain capital values and an uninterrupted flow of operating income after a natural disaster or catastrophic event.

Georgia’s I-85 Is Getting Intelligent Transportation Technology Powered by Panasonic to Improve Safety, Cut Congestion and CO2 Emissions

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Georgia’s I-85 Is Getting Intelligent Transportation Technology Powered by Panasonic to Improve Safety, Cut Congestion and CO2 Emissions. CIRRUS by Panasonic at heart of state’s V2X pilot program, led by Georgia Department of Transportation, The Ray, Federal Highway Administration to provide a proof of concept for potential state-wide deployment.

Press Release

Georgia’s I-85 Is Getting Intelligent Transportation Technology Powered by Panasonic to Improve Safety, Cut Congestion and CO2 Emissions. CIRRUS by Panasonic at heart of state’s V2X pilot program, led by Georgia Department of Transportation, The Ray, Federal Highway Administration to provide a proof of concept for potential state-wide deployment.

IOC-Supported Guide Outlines How Sustainable Venues Can Help Conserve Nature

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A new guide developed by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), in partnership with the International Olympic Committee (IOC), outlines how the careful planning, location and design of new sports venues and facilities can help avoid potential negative impacts on nature – and even contribute to its conservation.

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A new guide developed by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), in partnership with the International Olympic Committee (IOC), outlines how the careful planning, location and design of new sports venues and facilities can help avoid potential negative impacts on nature – and even contribute to its conservation.

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