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
Responsible Consumption and Production
Himanshu Shukla
Tuesday, 21 April 2020 / Published in Blogs
We all want a world where we are surrounded by a beautiful environment. However, with the way we humans are conducting our activities, consuming earth resources and destroying our nature, will we able to afford such a setting in the future? In this blog, we will explore how SDG 12: Responsible Consumption and Production plays
Covid-19
Himanshu Shukla
Wednesday, 15 April 2020 / Published in Blogs
By the first week of April 2020, novel coronavirus (COVID-19) had spread to 209 countries around the world. This virus had originated from Wuhan, China. So far, it has infected 1.5 million people and has resulted in the deaths of 88,000 people. This prompted the WHO to declare coronavirus as a pandemic in early March. The coronavirus has raised many questions all over
Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
Himanshu Shukla
Friday, 03 April 2020 / Published in Blogs
Industry, innovation, and infrastructure are key driving forces behind economic growth and development. With nearly 55% of the global population living in cities, making good progress in this sustainable development goal (SDG) will be crucial. With only 10 years left to achieve it, let us see how far we have come and whether we need to radically change
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
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?
Top 5 Sustainable Countries
Prajeeth Sitherasenan
Friday, 14 February 2020 / Published in Fact-On!
We humans love ranking ourselves. Whether it be in school to find out who got the highest mark or in sports to see which team is performing better. It is a great benchmark tool that helps us compare our progress with competitors.  However, ranking in sustainability can be a double-edged sword.   A good ranking system can enable sustainable cities and communities to share best practices with each other to become better.   A bad ranking system may lead
Responsible Consumption and Production
Prajeeth Sitherasenan
Wednesday, 08 January 2020 / Published in Blogs
As reported by EPI in 2018, the top 5 sustainable countries in the world are.   Switzerland France Denmark Malta Sweden  If a developing country is looking to be more sustainable, should they simply follow in the footsteps of these countries? Let us find out.   It is important to first understand how EPI determines whether a
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