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8 September 2017

The Fears of our Citizens at Summer's end

Terrorism and climate change are the leading threats people perceive today around the world. This is according to the latest Pew Research Center study. Nearly 42,000 thousand people in 38 countries ...

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8 September 2017

The Hefty Bill of Climate Change

According to the European Environment Agency (EEA) southern and southeastern regions of Europe will face the continent's most adverse effects from climate change. In fact today, a majority of ...

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18 August 2017

How can we make our cities more livable without spending a lot of money ?

More than 80% of the European population is expected to live in urban areas by 2030 (Fig.UNECE). At the same time, recurrent heat waves make the life of the population in large towns always more ...

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18 August 2017

The Fight of City Residents against Mass Tourism

Venice, Amsterdam and Barcelona are among the cities which are the most affected by an unbridled tourism. A permanent congestion of the historic city centres poses a grave threat to cultural ...

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25 July 2017

The obvious links between Terrorism and Trafficking of Cultural Goods

"Terrorist groups like ISIL exploit cultural sites to finance their activities while strengthening their linkages with transnational organized crime" (UN Briefing March 24,2017). ...

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25 July 2017

The Disturbing Rise of Precarious Work

Indirect, temporary or short term jobs are growing and begin to replace direct and permanent jobs. Precarious work affects more than 60% of workers worldwide (Fig. ILO). And it is widely accepted ...

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7 July 2017

Smart Homes are also vulnerable to Cyber Attacks

The repeated cyber attacks against IT infrastructure are sobering reminders of our vulnerability to hackers. They are consequences of our current dependence on our computer systems and on our ...

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7 July 2017

How do we quantify the effects of human violence for Humankind?

This might seem a strange idea: calculating the cost of 'man-made' violences and their impacts on humanity. This is, however, the core of the analysis carried out by the Institute for ...

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27 June 2017

Europe needs to invest massively in Digital Infrastructure

Europe as a whole operates at only an estimated 12% of its digital potential compared with the United-States' 18% T(Fig.J.Bughin MGI). The fact of the matter is that the major international ...

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27 June 2017

We cannot deny the importance of Immunization

Italian citizens demonstrated a few months ago against compulsory vaccination. In France parents have been brought to justice because they refused to have their child vaccinated. Clearly, today ...

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