The coronavirus (COVID19) pandemic has raised questions on how well adept and sustainable are cities throughout the globe. Building sustainable cities and communities is goal 11 of SDG2030. COVID19 has just, if anything, retaliated the need for designing inclusive, resilient, safe, and most of all sustainable cities. Read: Decent Work and Economic Growth in Times of Coronavirus What are Sustainable Cities? According to the United Nations, a sustainable city does
Plastic pollution is real, and enough has been said and written about it. To put things into perspective, once again, 50 billion tons worth of plastic will be manufactured by the year 2050. Most of these plastics are single-use plastics. With plastic turning into being such an integral part of our everyday life, it is
The day was 14th March 1997 in Curitiba, Brazil. Tension had been building up since the 1970s. Environmentalists, human rights activists, indigenous people, fishermen and socialists alike were all tired of large dams. For all these people, dams became a symbol of destruction and corruption. It displaced communities and destroyed land and aquatic natural ecosystems. Anti-dam movements started becoming a global phenomenon. However, a lot of these movements were successfully thwarted. Did this discourage these activists groups?
Swiss Learning Exchange got a chance to speak to the Dean of the School of Architecture, civil & environmental engineering ENAC at EPFL (École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne) about the prize-winning Swiss solar community centre, the NeighborHub, currently at Bluefactory Fribourg-Freiburg SA. Prof Andersen spoke about collaborative innovation, technological integration of new and existing innovations and