Thought Leadership

Thought Leadership

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Getting Smart about Cities in India
Peter Harris | UPS The cities of the future are all but certain to confront a number of unique challenges. Across the globe, cities are expected to experience enormous gains in population, with most of the growth concentrated in the developing world. These cities of the...
Apr 8, 2015 2:00 PM ET
Sanitation: A Key to Urban Growth
Peter Harris | UPS As the world’s urban population continues to multiply, a multitude of challenges loom on the horizon. According to an Oxford Economics study of 750 cities worldwide, the...
Apr 3, 2015 1:30 PM ET
Unique Cities Demand Unique Planning
Peter Harris | UPS Today’s generation of urban planners are often influenced by the work of the late MIT professor Kevin Lynch, who, in his seminal 1960 book, The Image of the City, described the...
Apr 2, 2015 6:30 PM ET
The Multiple Faces of Leadership
Janus, the ancient Roman god of beginnings, transitions and endings, had a distinct advantage. He had two faces – one gazing forward, into the future. The other, looking back, at the past. And while Janus might be an allegorical character, Janus-like vision is an imperative for today’s leaders. That’s because the vision that is so critical to effective leadership is about seeing not in...
Apr 2, 2015 3:30 PM ET
Sustainability as a Platform for City Growth
Peter Harris | UPS   Populations in the world’s largest 750 cities are expected to grow by 410 million between now and 2030. According to Oxford Economics’ Global Cities report, which UPS co-...
Mar 18, 2015 11:00 AM ET