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The psychology of living environments

To create a thriving future, we best pay attention to the design of our buildings and places. Daily immersion in living environments, as opposed to man-made environments, plays a key…

The Do Gooder’s Dilemma

Last night I watched a Louis Theroux. Not just any Louis Theroux, the last one. You see, I’ve been working my way through them one by one and I left…

“Claim the sky”: a new climate movement for the Trump era

President Donald Trump is making it less likely the United States will meet the emissions targets it agreed at the 2015 Paris climate conference. These targets are themselves insufficient to…

How cities can get us halfway to the Paris target

City-level initiatives including low carbon transport and building energy efficiency can achieve 51 per cent of the emissions cuts needed to meet the Paris Agreement, a report by Arup in…

How to spend an extra US$600 billion a year on climate finance

Jenya Khvatsky’s start-up company CleanTek Market has been founded to create a global online platform to connect clean technology projects, technologies and organisations with investors, end users and intermediaries. Here’s…

Bob Inglis on a conservative’s battle for the planet

The political reality right now is that conservative climate deniers rule in both the US and Australia. That’s an unpalatable reality to many people, but according to former US Republican…

Data, cities and a new civic pride

Victorian England. From the shadows of wealth grew poverty. Slums slumped against symbols of civic pride, cowering next to towering town halls funded through rich merchant princes, whose elitist rule…