Energy efficiency and responsible investment go hand-in-hand to lighten a city's environmental footprint and slow climate change. But consumers must bridge the gap between design and implementation, said experts at a recent forum in Singapore.
A coalition of local NGOs and scientific organisations applauded the announcement, saying that it could usher in a new era of collaboration between the government and civil society to look out for Sabah’s people and forests.
Abhas K. Jha –
Overcrowded, dirty, and disorderly cities undermine residents’ health as much as their happiness. With urbanisation occurring at an unprecedented rate, there is an urgent need for careful planning, collaboration, communication, and consensus.
As floods in cities become more frequent, urban designers can purposefully design landscapes to withstand flooding while maintaining a community connection to water, say Sasaki's Mary Anne Ocampo and Tao Zhang.
The summit in San Francisco was a rallying cry for community and business leaders around the world to step up on climate action. WorldGBC’s Joelle Chen highlights three takeaways for the building sector to go green.
Ping Manongdo –
Mongolia's punishing winters see temperatures falling to 30 degrees below zero, making home insulation a must-have. Here's how an EU-funded initiative is providing an alternative to imported and unsustainable materials that Mongolians use today.
Vaidehi Shah –
In a bid to ease population pressure on Sydney and Melbourne and revive regional economies, an ambitious private sector plan aims to build eight new cities in inland Australia and connect them with a high speed rail—all without a cent of public money.