By: Gary Lawrence Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer at AECOM
Last month, I was invited as a private-sector representative to participate in a United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction preparatory conference in Geneva. The meeting was focused on preparation to improve the Hyogo Framework for Action 2005-2015 at the 3rd World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction — an international meeting to be held in Sendai, Japan, from 14-18 March 2015.
By Paul Donlan, AECOM Director of Program, Cost, Consultancy and Head of Affordable Housing, Europe
According to the United Nations' Population Division, globally, the number of people age 60 or older is expected to more than double from 841 million people in 2013 to more than 2 billion in 2050. More health care capacity is required to cater to this increase in demand, not only in terms of the acute medical needs that increase with age, but also in regard to long-term social care.
By: Diane Dale AECOM Vice President and Director of Sustainability Planning, Buildings + Places
As part of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI), Fellows from the Presidential Precinct took a break from their intensive study program to celebrate the naturalization ceremony at Monticello, Thomas Jefferson's home in Charlottesville, Virginia.
LOS ANGELES, September 11, 2014 /3BL Media/ — AECOM Technology Corporation announced today that it is ranked as the #3 green design firm by Engineering News-Record (ENR) magazine, a McGraw-Hill publication that recently released its annual list of the top 100 green building design firms.
By: Dr. Thomas S.K. Tang AECOM Corporate Sustainability Director, Asia
Longevity, in general, will increase through better health care and lifestyle. The challenge that faces us in the future is that we will be supporting an aged population with limited means. This phenomena of a disproportionately larger elderly population compared to all age groups will be most marked in urban centres as city dwellers tend to have shrinking birthrates.
New York, September 9, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Michelle Zucker, a landscape architecture student at Penn State, and Emily Saunders, an architecture student at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, have won AECOM’s fifth annual Urban SOS competition. Their entry, “Restart Tirupur,” proposed to reactivate an abandoned factory as a water filter and start-up community factory, providing migrant workers with access to clean water, self-grown food and native materials for building shelters.
By: Byaruhanga Chris, ActionAid Uganda and YALI Fellow
Over the six weeks I spent in the United States at the Presidential Precinct as a Fellow of the Mandela Washington Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI), I gained invaluable knowledge in different subjects.
In Uganda, I manage a project on extractives governance that seeks to create opportunities for communities in mining and oil bearing areas to allow them to claim sustainable benefits from the sector. The project also provides information to the public on the sector to empower them to hold the government and extractive companies accountable.
As our truck rolled into the village center, children and adults alike would wave, with wide smiles and yell “Bula!” This means “hello” in Fijian, and for two weeks, I would hear it from every person I met. I have just returned from an Engineers Without Borders (EWB) project implementation trip to Fiji and will attempt to capture a glimpse of my experiences with this post.