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Turning Air Pollution Into Awareness Art

It's not often you put pollution and beautiful in the same sentence. It's practically unheard of, in fact. But if you throw 'public awareness' in the mix then you're taken to a whole new level of techno-cool, which is the case with Dmitry Morozov's Digioxide. Read on

Is it a house, a home, or a castle... or a flip-top bench?

Whether you think of your living space as a house, a home, or a castle, it's a roof over your head and that's the most important thing. Over 100 million people worldwide have no shelter whatsoever, but homeless people in Vancouver have recently been offered a different type of roof. Read on

URBAN FUTURE Conference, 18 - 19 November in Graz, Austria

Cities are becoming increasingly important: more and more people are flocking to them meaning more and more emissions are coming out of them. So what does sustainable urban development then look like? This question is something that the organisers behind the URBAN FUTURE Conference will look to tackle when the even takes place in Graz, Austria from 18 – 19 November. Read on

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Hydroponics – Making Cities Self-Sufficient in Food Production

The CEO of Lufa Farms' childhood of growing up in a farming family enables him to see today’s food production challenges in a different way. Me, growing up in Hong Kong, a city described as where ‘agriculture does not exist at all’ and that imports over 90 percent of its food to feed its seven million inhabitants, I also feel the urgent need to raise our self-sufficiency in food production. Read on

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Spotlight Brazil: Reverse Logistics — A Hope for Wastepickers

With the expected influx of 600,000 foreign and 3.1 million Brazilian soccer fans in the coming weeks, World Cup organisers estimate that 320 tonnes of solid waste will be generated from the June 12 to July 13 FIFA World Cup. Solid-waste management is a major challenge in urban areas throughout the world. What is the role of Reverse Logistics in waste management in Brazil? Read on