Urban Environment


To improve our urban environment, we need to beat pollution, find alternative and renewable sources of energy and create a new city planning, to improve the means of transport, buildings and road safety.

vienna is the best city to live in the world

Welcome to Vienna, the World’s best city to live in

Author | Eduardo Bravo The team of experts from the Economist Intelligence Unit has named Vienna as the World’s most liveable city in 2019. Behind Vienna in the group of the most liveable cities, are Melbourne, Sidney, Osaka and the three Canadian cities, Calgary, Vancouver and Toronto. We have to wait until position ...
yakarta is sinking

Jakarta is sinking and now Indonesia has to find a new capital

Author | Marcos Martínez Jakarta, the Indonesian capital, is sinking. 10.1 million people lived in the city in 2017, and over 30 million in its metropolitan area. As a solution to combat the rising seal-levels due to climate change, the state plans to move the capital, according to the minister Bambang Brodjonegoro. ...

Copenhagen’s green future is built on the rooftops

Author | Diana Pardo Urban allotments, flowers, aromatic plants, bushes, viewpoints and even trails, form part of the rooftops in the city of Copenhagen. Because, apart from being the largest city in Denmark, with a population of two million, the Nordic country is a fine global example of environmental sustainability. Its goals ...
singapore green city

Green cities and economic wealth, a 100% compatible team

Author | Diana Pardo Increased vegetation in cities improves the quality of air for their inhabitants, therefore improving the heath of residents as well. This is an indisputable fact, which is now being recognised by many, as demonstrated by the initiatives to create urban forests. What few people know is that ...
Wuhan china sponge city - 27

China’s sponge cities are turning concrete green to combat flooding

Author | Esther Fuldauer China has given rise to some of the fastest-growing megacities of the world. An unprecedented urban expansion and growth in wealth since the 1980s. In the urban development process, entire natural water systems have been disregarded and filled with concrete.  The drainage system was never part of ...
amsterdam smart lighting

Amsterdam launches a modular urban lighting system

Author | Eduardo Bravo One of the goals of smart cities is resource optimisation and energy efficiency. However, today many cities still light up their streets using timers or ambient light sensors. These devices do cut down the length of time the lights are on, however, they do not control the ...
NUEVA ORLEANS

Home automation and safety: New Orleans reduces its fires with minimal prior investment

Author | Eduardo Bravo According to statistics from the United States National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA), most fires occur in households. This situation compromises the lives of people living in these households and their neighbours, while also generating significant costs for the treasury. According to the NFPA data, apart from the greater ...