I don’t know about you, but after working in sustainability for 12 years, I have never been more hopeful nor more terrified of what the future could bring.
Changing the behaviour of companies to help solve ecological and social problems – rather than contributing to them – might sound like trying to tame a crocodile. For the global organisations representing investors who are nevertheless attempting this, getting reliable data is their biggest hurdle.
Ryan Falconer is not convinced that enough urban tech is sufficiently citizen-driven. He’s got three key concerns that government needs to address.
Imagine a street that tells a driver to slow down because there’s a bunch of rowdy people on the road. Here’s what Sara Stace has been working on. The unpredictable “ant-like” activity of pedestrians and cyclists is difficult to map accurately using traditional movement mapping tools, Super Loci founder Sara Stace told The Fifth Estate. […]
Google looks like it’s throwing its weight behind climate change and environmental issues.
Lucinda Hartley and co-founder Jessica Christiansen-Franks decided to set up Neighbourlytics last year after realising that the property industry lacked a mechanism for measuring the social value of place.
A just-launched big data software platform is promising to help affordable and co-housing developers easily locate appropriate sites, including those currently off-market.
A US initiative has been launched to standardise data on energy efficiency in buildings so that investors, building owners and developers can amalgamate, share and analyse data in a common format. What’s more, its adoption is being made easy and free. The purpose of developing a common language is ultimately to create a marketable financial […]
I have been concerned at the lack of quality data used in shaping critical planning strategies for our cities and regions around Australia.
Things are looking bright for those in the sustainability consulting, renewable energy and app development fields, with just released research from IBISWorld tipping upward trends for bottom lines for the next five years. The sector overall is expected to see continued growth in demand for its expertise, according to IBISWorld senior analyst Nathan Cloutman. This […]