Air Pollution
Shruti Suresh
Monday, 07 September 2020 / Published in Blogs
International Day of Clean Air for Blue Skies  The very first International Day of Clean Air for blue skies will be observed on September 7, 2020. It will be observed to stress the importance of having clean air to breathe. There is a dire need to address concerns around the increasing air pollution and the
Water Scarcity
Himanshu Shukla
Monday, 27 July 2020 / Published in Blogs
We all know water is important for survival. Even though 75% of Earth is surrounded by water, water scarcity is a major issue. Only 3% of our Earth’s water is freshwater and only 1% is available to us in the form of rivers, lakes, and streams. A lot of people do not have access to
Sustainable Financing
Neha Singh
Monday, 08 June 2020 / Published in Blogs
What is the similarity between Boston, Dubai, and Jakarta? All three of these cities are perhaps the best examples of unsustainable cities. For many of you, this fact may be surprising and even unbelievable. This is because the skyscrapers and hustle and bustle of these business centers masks the questions around sustainability or sustainable urban planning.  The conversation
Air Pollution
Himanshu Shukla
Monday, 27 April 2020 / Published in Blogs
Climate change can be witnessed everywhere, from melting glaciers to extreme weather events. A major contributor to climate change is pollution. There are different types of pollution – water pollution, soil pollution, plastic pollution, light pollution, noise pollution, etc. In this blog, I will be focusing on one of the most common and deadly pollution
World Heritage Day 2020
Prajeeth Sitherasenan
Friday, 17 April 2020 / Published in Blogs
You may be wondering, “what does heritage have anything to do with sustainable development?”. With tomorrow being World Heritage Day, I thought this is the best time to answer this question. However, before we do that, we need to understand why heritage is important and what is the significance of having an entire day dedicated
Sustainable Cities in Face of Corona
Neha Singh
Wednesday, 01 April 2020 / Published in Blogs
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
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Plastic
Neha Singh
Thursday, 26 March 2020 / Published in Blogs
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
International Action Day for Rivers
Prajeeth Sitherasenan
Friday, 13 March 2020 / Published in Fact-On!
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?
Prajeeth Sitherasenan
Monday, 15 April 2019 / Published in Interviews
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