How London is Setting a New Standard for Market Cities – Resilience
Shopping in London probably creates images of Oxford Street and Harrods. Yet the city is seen in some quarters as an exemplar for supporting local street markets. A city wide infrastructure, community support and passionate market traders are core to the success of local markets.
The Future of Rail – iea.org
Railway networks are critical to moving freight and people across most countries, yet they consume significant amounts of fossil fuels and contribute significantly to environmental damage. A new report from IEA puts a spotlight on the opportunities rail has to reduce its impact. It starts with using renewable and green energy and replacing oil and wood burning locomotives.
Source: The Future of Rail – iea.org
Brazil’s Lethal Environmental Negligence – The New York Times
The recent dam collapse in Brazil claimed over 100 lives and has caused substantial economic and environmental damage. As the mining company involved takes action to decommission "tailing dams" and limit future breaches, is there more the government in Brasilia can do?
Why humans will remain central to the future of work – World Economic Forum
The "Fourth Industrial Revolution" is upon us, with autonomous technologies taking an increasingly important role in our economy. While some fear for what that means for future employment, Ben Ben Pring of Cognizant offers a more hopeful view and a guide to understanding how jobs will evolve.
Bowling Alleys, Gyms Taking Over Mall Space – PYMNTS.com
As the US sees physical stores decline, alternative uses are being found for emptying shopping malls. Is this trend set to increase, and can mall owners turn a profit from offices instead of shops?
The city with no homeless on its streets – BBC News
Finland has been working hard to eradicate its homelessness problems. At the core is a pledge that no one should be without a stable roof over their head. The UK is piloting similar schemes, notably in Manchester. Could it halt the growth in rough sleeping, or are deeper issues still to be addressed?
SFU moves to further decrease carbon footprint of its investments – SFU News
Simon Fraser University is actively managing the environmental impact of its investment portfolio. It's a sign that "impact investing" is about much more than putting money into renewable energy projects.
How Sustainability is Shaping Modern Architecture – Greenroofs.com
From walls in Paris to parks in Indonesia, sustainability and concern for the environment is finding its way into every facet of architecture. These examples should offer some inspiration.