Technology Enablement

Copenhagen: The Great Dane of Sustainability 22 September 2016 | by Vineeta Shetty | Sharing does not come intuitively to the Danes. Julian Agyeman recounts in his book, “Sharing Cities” that when the Danes colonized Greenland after 1721, they taught the Inuit “that communal living—shared food, shared hunting trips, shared wives—was sinful.”   Three hundred […]

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Citizen Engagement

22 July 2016 | by Katherine Rhoden | Place branding has boomed as a marketing concept in the past decade or so, but it has existed in some form for centuries. Alexander the Great believed that the success of a place relied heavily on its image among those outside of the place, making place branding virtually […]

Change Management

27 June 2014 | by Vitor Pereira No one can pinpoint how, when or why it started. What was the spark? Could it have been the melding of vast cultures with African, northern Europe, Arab and Asian roots? Could it have been the big corporations and their white-collar executives, ready to enjoy the sunlight, great […]

Technology Enablement

15 March 2016 | by Philip Allin | The triangulation of global warming, desertification and shrinking forests precipitating climate change have led a group of scientists, thinkers and investors to develop a radical approach since 2009. If successful, the project will regenerate vast swathes of the Sahara desert, transforming it into an area both verdant […]

Change Management

February 2, 2016 | by Philip Allin | The Circular Economy is a concept that is gaining currency with urban planners in the past few years. Defined by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation as restorative and regenerative by design, it aims to keep products, components and materials at their highest utility and value at all times. […]

Citizen Engagement

7 January 2016 | by Vineeta Shetty For a city that is on the world heritage map as an exquisite city of lakes, attracting the equivalent of twice its population in domestic and international tourists every year, Udaipur has an unbelievable total of eight working public buses plying on two dusty routes. Amazingly also, the city […]

Change Management

5 November 2015 | by Philip Allin span style=”font-size: 18pt;”>The west Dutch countryside was a source of bitter inspiration for travellers in the late-middle ages. Blighted and apparently useless, it was the definition of a quagmire in one observer’s opinion: “The great Bog of Europe … the buttock of the World, full of veines and […]

Change Management

23 October 2015 | by Vineeta Shetty Groningers develop their cycling limbs early in life, balancing on the baby carriages of their father’s bicycle as early as four on the way to school. Like their counterparts in Amsterdam and other Dutch cities, multi-dextrous Dutch can be spotted gracefully carrying large sacks, photographing, linking hands and […]

Technology Enablement

5 October 2015 | by Zeno Bastian In December, at the UN Climate Change Convention in Paris, politicians will struggle for an agreement intended to lead to the drastic reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. The transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources that progressive countries will push for, implies an increased efficiency of energy […]

Change Management

October 1, 2015 | by Trond Johannessen As EU leaders meet to deliberate and negotiate a solution to the ever-growing refugee flows from Syria and many other nations, 23 million Europeans are out of work. The European economy is in its first year of return to growth, while the European Central Bank is pouring liquidity […]