What goes around comes around, according to the old saying. And in the case of the circular economy, that’s certainly true. The circular economy takes a different approach to the take-make-dispose model of consumption to which many have become accustomed. By reusing and recycling as much as possible, plus repurposing and selling on items that have outlived their initial use, the circular economy is creating jobs and generating economic activity, while easing some pressures on the environment. It’s an approach based on “designing out waste and pollution, keeping products and materials in use, and regenerating natural systems,” in the words of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation. The idea is gaining momentum and truly hitting the mainstream as a growing number of household-name brands adopt circular methods and develop products with circularity built in.
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has emphasised that in light of disruption in the technology world, it is keen on balancing healthy competition with entry of disruptive technologies to ensure sustainable telecoms industry growth and development in Nigeria.
The EAIE Conference and Exhibition is the largest international higher education conference in Europe and the second largest in the world. Such a large and visible occasion provided the opportunity to showcase the close co-operation between the client – the EAIE – and the hosting venue – Messukeskus Helsinki…
The current situation with the Covid-19 pandemic and its social, economic and environmental impacts has brought to the fore the importance of design and placemaking in creating infrastructure, places and buildings that will allow us to be prepared for, and make us less vulnerable to, future pandemics or crises. As the built environment sector innovates to overcome these challenges, there will be a remarkable number of opportunities when creating new buildings or retrofitting those that we already have, creating new places and rebuilding the economy. This has been reflected in the new Programme for Government, with a £100m Green Jobs Fund, the investment of £275m for the regeneration of communities and town centres and £500m to be invested in Active Travel infrastructure over 5 years (£100m to be spent in 2020/21) and the Infrastructure Investment Plan which amounts to £24bn over 5 years and includes investment to decarbonise business, industry and buildings, the provision of new health facilities, schools and homes. With this level of investment currently available, it is the perfect time for leaders and innovators in these fields to share their experiences, knowledge and best-practice with each other and with organisations that are perhaps less experienced in some of these fields. This event is an ideal opportunity for architects, planners, placemaking professionals, local and national government officers, elected representatives at local and national level, infrastructure providers, engineers and all other relevant stakeholders to engage with other thought leaders and potential partners to forge solutions to the challenges and explore what opportunities may be presented by the current situation. Event Agenda: 10:00 Introduction from the Chair – Christina Gaiger, President, RIAS Understanding the implications of covid-19 and lockdown measures for the future of the built environment – Prof. Ashraf Salama, Department of Architecture, University of Strathclyde A planning and…
As with money, protein is not known for growing on trees. But only if you haven’t heard of TerViva — a California-based agribusiness planting tens of thousands of pongamia trees in Florida and Hawaii. According to TerViva, the pongamia tree is a protein powerhouse that far outclasses the globally dominant soybean: its yields, the team says, can offer as much as 10 times the beans per acre as soy.
The shift from a traditional linear business model towards a circular approach that focuses on re-use and recycling is gathering pace. In this press release, we share thoughts on how Axis and the surveillance industry can contribute. We explore findings from a research project that will help pave the way for a more sustainable surveillance sector. Discarded electronic and electrical goods – e-waste – is the world’s fastest-growing waste stream. In 2018, it amounted to 50 million tons – equivalent to all commercial aircraft ever built. And this number is projected to double by 2050.