04 Jan 2019

A Healthy Economy Should Be Designed To Thrive Not Grow

What would a sustainable, universally beneficial economy look like? “Like a doughnut,” says Oxford economist

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22 Nov 2018

These Are The 8 Major Forces Shaping The Future Of The Global Economy

The world is changing faster than ever before. With billions of people hyper-connected to each

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14 Sep 2018

Why The Actions Of Cities — Not Nations — Will Be The Key To Our Survival On Earth

While some world leaders resist global cooperation, city leaders are working across borders to tackle

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28 Aug 2018

It’s The End Of The World As We Know It. Is There Any Room For Optimism?

When the band R.E.M came out with its 1987 hit, It’s the End of the World

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02 Aug 2018

Yes, Humans Are Depleting Earth’s Resources, But ‘Footprint’ Estimates Don’t Tell The Full Story

Experts widely agree that human activities are harming the global environment. Since the Industrial Revolution,

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11 Jun 2018

The Secret Solution To Urban Heat As Taught By Termites

How do you cool a building without air conditioning? In nature, termites build skyscraper-like mounds

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04 May 2018

Trees Help Cities Save Money – Here’s How

Megacities are on the rise. There are currently 47 such areas around the globe, each

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03 Apr 2018

Going Green Shouldn’t Be This Hard

Climate change is a massive problem. But can individual habit changes actually make an impact?

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22 Mar 2018

Empty Half The Earth Of Its Humans. It’s The Only Way To Save The Planet

There are now twice as many people as 50 years ago. But, as EO Wilson

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16 Mar 2018

The Best Countries To Escape The Worst Effects Of Climate Change

Using research from the University of Notre Dame, Eco Experts created a map ranking the

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14 Feb 2018

7 Principles For Building Better Cities

More than half of the world’s population already lives in cities, and another 2.5 billion

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20 Oct 2017

Overcoming Online Retail Delivery Congestion

Online retail continues to grow, and office deliveries are understandably popular with city workers as

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16 Oct 2017

How Materials Science Will Determine the Future of Human Civilization

If Moore’s law continues, electronic devices will consume more than half the world’s energy budget

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19 Jun 2017

Smart And Green Real Estate Makes Money Sense, Really

Improved light, ventilation and heat control can boost workers’ productivity by thousands of dollars a

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08 Jun 2017

As Trump Dumps Paris Accord, U.S Cities Must Now Take Its Own Lead

Build dense. Build near transit. Rinse and repeat. President Trump’s decision to pull out of

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19 Apr 2017

Urban Organicity, The Benefits Without The Maladies?

Cities – we are repeatedly told – are the future. Governments and global corporations seek

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12 Apr 2017

The World’s Greenest City Out Of Dreams, Oil, Pearls, And Sand.

A decade ago Dubai had one of the largest ecological footprints of any city in

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10 Jan 2017

Even The Ancients Cared About Heritage Buildings Before Reinventing Them

In any debate on new construction in our urban centres you are likely to hear

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06 Jan 2017

New Year Resolution: Entrust Your Money With Banks Committed To Good

Where Hollywood celebrities bank isn’t typically Equity Factor column news. But a recent financial move

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30 May 2016

Sci-Fi Cities & Mega Cities Of The Future, As Imagined Or Not?

Will we live in buildings made out of waste, heavily surveilled smart cities, or maybe

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10 Mar 2016

An Ethical City : An Idea Whose Time Has Come (Or Has Long Been Delayed)

Globally, there is intense discussion about the future of urban life through the World Urban

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03 Mar 2016

10 Cities That Are Shaping The Future Of Urban Living

Cities are frequently at the front line of innovation when it comes to addressing the

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26 Jan 2016

Beautiful Cities With Gardens Or Lovely Gardens With Cities

The government is investing more than £300m in building what George Osborne has described as

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13 Jan 2016

Why Modern Cities Kills Nightingale’s Song

The Commons apartment building in the inner Melbourne suburb of Brunswick has won swags of

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08 Jan 2016

How A Large-Scale Solar Deployment May Look Like

Researchers are examining measures to ensure a reliable future power system. Deploying solar power at

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05 Jan 2016

It Is Obvious! Climate Change Needs Broadest Collaboration

To achieve the kind of environmentally sustainable future we will want our grandchildren to inherit,

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29 Dec 2015

The Top 3 Smart City Trends To Expect In 2016

Predictions from research firm IDC revealed three particularly interesting trends emerging around the smart cities

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01 Dec 2015

Why Sustainability & Unbridled Growth Is A Match Made In Hell

Can Australians be sustainable and enjoy endless economic growth? It’s not likely. Steve Hatfield-Dodds argued

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24 Nov 2015

How A New York Urban Farm Is Fighting Big Oppressive Food Systems

On a small farm in Grafton New York, a group of people are dismantling oppressive

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23 Nov 2015

Microsoft + Urban Agriculture = An Amazing Harmony

There’s a quiet, green revolution growing in the middle of Microsoft’s Café 34. Under plasma

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31 Oct 2015

World Cities Day 2015 : Better City, Better Life

The United Nations has every 31st of October as World Cities Day. The Day is

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21 Oct 2015

The Top 20 Cities Embracing Solar Energy

While giant new solar farms located in rural areas and deserts have been grabbing the

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09 Oct 2015

A 21st Century Smart Metrics Guide For Smart Cities

Smart cities make sense: they waste less, offer better quality of life and ensure a

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29 Sep 2015

The New Tool Helping Cities Build Sustainably

Before constructing new infrastructure, government agencies are starting to evaluate projects’ potential economic, environmental and

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22 Sep 2015

The Hard Work Of Pope Francis’ Balancing Act

On his first visit to the United States, as well as addressing a joint session

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27 Aug 2015

How Can We Live Within The Means Of Our Planet?

We are used to hearing that if everyone lived in the same way as North

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29 Jul 2015

How Charlotte Takes Action For Their Smart City Initiative

There’s been much discussion lately about the potential of “smart cities” and connecting data to

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23 Jul 2015

How Successful, Leading Cities Solve Problems Globally

“How do some of the most successful, leading cities in the world solve their problems?

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14 Jul 2015

How To Create A Sustainable Community With Public Works

Communities both big and small are having a sustainable makeover in order to reduce energy

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29 Jun 2015

Why Top Executives Insist On Sustainable Buildings

In 2000, sustainable building practices were thought of as “nice to have” policies that were

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22 Jun 2015

Why Sustainable Cities Are Centres Of Culture And Purpose

Cities have long been centers of innovation and economic might, and the information economy has

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19 Jun 2015

Sustainability Should Take Priority Over Growth

The WorldWatch Institute, an independent research organization that focuses on energy, resource and environmental issues,

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10 Jun 2015

World Class Sustainable And Unique Building Designs

The 12 world class sustainable building designs are featured in a new infographic created by

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10 Jun 2015

How A Giant Windwheel Turbine Can Be Your New Home

Instead of tilting at windmills, how about living in one? The Dutch Windwheel is a

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08 Jun 2015

The 9 Limits Of Our Planet & How We’ve Raced Past 4 Of Them

Johan Rockström says humanity has already raced past four of the nine boundaries keeping our

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03 Jun 2015

5 Ways To Build A More Sustainable Hospital

An earthquake can have positive side effects. Like in 1994, when, in response to an

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23 May 2015

How Fast Should Development Cycles Be?

Having lived and worked in both Singapore and London, I’ve experienced first-hand the very different

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15 May 2015

Step Inside The 10 Best Green Buildings of 2015

When the American Institute of Architects first started handing out annual awards for sustainable architecture

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09 May 2015

Build Stadiums To Last

  In the end, all buildings are temporary. A poorly conceived or badly constructed building

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09 May 2015

Cities Save The Earth From Humanity

Can humans grow enough food, produce enough energy and still preserve some of the last

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