04 Jan 2023
Can the weather actually smile?
This may seem a rather bizarre question. The ability for the weather to change our moods is well known. Some individuals prefer warm and sunny weather, and there are those individuals known as pluviophiles, who can find comfort, peace and joy during rainy days.Weather watchers around the world can find the sheer variability of our weather patterns fascinating.
25 Dec 2022
Will there be snow this Christmas?
Luckily, as legend goes, Santa does not need to worry about inclement weather when he is making his many visits during the night before Christmas. Thanks to Rudolph’s bright red nose, Santa has a clear view for his epic annual journey, even in the most dense of fog conditions.
10 Dec 2022
How the Circular Economy Can Tackle Today’s Global Challenges
“Waste is a design flaw” - Sophie Thomas
In our last article, we looked at the benefits that adopting a sustainable approach to city dwelling had on the environment and population. We now look at one of the key economic strategies being heralded as a solution to creating a financially and environmentally sustainable future for us all.
03 Dec 2022
Climate Change - Are there causes for optimism?
As we have described in previous articles, the challenges posed by climate change are immense. The rising global temperatures and changes to weather patterns are impacting us in a host of ways. However, unlike the 1970s, we are both fully aware of the challenges we are facing, and critically, are making fundamental changes to our infrastructure.
28 Nov 2022
How our cities are creating a sustainable and healthy human environment.
Our cities have always been in a constant state of transition. The recent environmental and climate challenges have given a new impetus to examine the urban infrastructure and environment from a human perspective. The city dweller’s health, both mental and physical, is being placed at the forefront of city design and adaptation.
19 Nov 2022
How Our Cities Are Becoming More Sustainable
A great city is not to be confused with a populous one. - Aristotle
We now take a closer look at the infrastructure challenges, and solutions facing our cities and urban environments in their journey towards carbon neutrality.
It is estimated that by 2050, two thirds of the world’s population will live in cities, consuming up to 75% of the world’s natural resources, while producing 50% of global waste
14 Nov 2022
The Growing World of Urban Agriculture
“Farming is a profession of hope.” - Brian Brett.
In our previous article we examined the challenges facing the adoption of a sustainable transportation system using electric vehicles, and some of the technical challenges that were being addressed. In the next series of articles we turn our attention to the urban environment, including its infrastructure and transportation.
30 Oct 2022
The Race to Create Super-Crops
As part of our series of articles on the effect of climate change, we look at the recent push by the UK government to allow gene-edited crops to be grown in both England and Scotland that has met some resistance from the Scottish government.