IT'S ALL ABOUT SHARING KNOWLEDGE!
Environmental risks continue to dominate the results of our annual Global Risks Perception Survey. Extreme weather was the risk of greatest concern, but our survey respondents are increasingly worried about environmental policy failure. (The Global Risks Report 2019. Executive Summary. World Economic Forum)
Trends on climate (SDG 13) and biodiversity (SDG 14 and SDG 15) are alarming. Trends on greenhouse gas emissions and, even more so, on threatened species are moving in the wrong direction. (Sustainable Development Report 2019. Executive Summary. Bertelmann Stiftung and Sustainable Development Solutions Network)
Cities matter to people living within and beyond their borders. Urban adaptation is one key element that can prepare cities and Europe for the future climate. (Urban Adaptation to Climate Change in Europe 2016. Climate and Urban Europe – Changes Ahead. European Environment Agency)
Neighborhood is not a place, it is a state of mind. (Soft City. Being Neighbors. David Sim)
We define investment impact as the social and environmental outcomes of investment rather than the intentions or processes behind it. (In Search of Impact. University of Cambridge. Institute for Sustainable Leadership)
Paying equal attention to housing and street alike means treating the street not merely as the residual space between housing blocks, but rather as a fundamentally complementary element, spatially organized with just as much care so that a situation is created in which the street can serve more purposes besides motorized traffic. (Lessons for Students in Architecture. The Public Domain. Herman Hertzberger)