Journal

Filtered by Environment
May 2019

UK architects including Foster and Chipperfield declare climate and biodiversity emergency

Calling on all UK architects to adopt a "shift in behaviour" over climate change.

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May 2019

A Smart City Is Rarely Smart Enough to Account for People’s Feelings

Smart cities are efficient, but tech can’t account for human emotion. In the Mission District of San Francisco, officials are learning to bridge the gap.

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April 2019

3 things I’ve learned from Extinction Rebellion

What can placemakers learn from the occupation of four London streets?

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March 2019

Happy Space

City dwellers pine for attractive and usable spaces; city planners are beginning to take note.

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February 2019

Population Mountains

This is a story about how to perceive the population of cities.

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October 2018

Will 2018's heatwave spark a wave of sustainable investing?

Why an increased awareness of environmental challenges is changing businesses for good.

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October 2018

Will redesigning our atmosphere help reverse global warming?

Even in the rosiest of scenarios, purely reducing emissions will not halt the warming of the planet. And that's where climate-modifying technologies come in.

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October 2018

A billboard equivalent to 1,200 trees

The pollution-fighting billboard cleans roughly 70,000 cubic meters of air per day, equivalent to 1,200 trees.

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September 2018

Making computers faster and more climate friendly

By designing energy-efficient computer processors we could reduce energy consumption, and we could reduce GHG emissions in places where electricity comes from fossil fuels.

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September 2018

This London bench absorbs as much pollution as 275 trees

Each CityTree holds 1,682 pots of moss which, its creators claim, extract as much particulate matter as 275 trees in 1% of the space

  • Environment