Urban Environment

How are cities leading climate action? How can they redefine their environment to increase efficiency and lower emissions?

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How to solve water scarcity with AI technology?

Author | Arantxa Herranz It is estimated that around 785 million people in the world lack even a basic drinking-water service and at least 2 billion people use a drinking water source contaminated with faeces, transmitting diseases such as diarrhoea, cholera, dysentery, typhoid, and polio. The World Health Organisation figures also ...

And then what? Cities after COVID-19

Author | Eduardo Bravo The coronavirus crisis has changed day-to-day life in practically every city in the world. Changes which, far from being exceptional, may transform the way we think, design and live in cities in the not-so-distant future. At the current stage of the pandemic, the greatest change that authorities and ...
Edificios de madera

Is transparent wood the building material of the future?

Author | Jaime Ramos The building industry is facing its own specific challenges in terms of sustainability. The materials used on buildings, together with the energy required to produce them, require new eco-friendly standards. In this regard, wood is set to play an important role. Global demand for wood products — Data ...
Ciudad Solar

Solar cities: an opportunity not to be missed

Author | Jaime Ramos A solar farm does not need to be located in the middle of a desert to be efficient. Nor are large areas required to exploit the full potential of solar energy. Thanks to the technological advancements of this millennium, obtaining solar photovoltaic power can be skilfully adapted ...
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Do we consume more energy per capita, or less?

Author | Marcos Martinez The total among of energy consumed worldwide is increasing with the development of civilisation, which is exponential. This aspect is what led to the Kardashev scale, which measured technological advancement based on how a civilisation used energy and it means that each year we need more resources ...