A quick Q&A with Mariann Xie Nouredinne, Business Manager at BLOX GLOBAL What is your most surprising prediction about cities? The role (power) of cities is changing and growing in importance. There are many examples already of how cities are increasingly beginning to work strategically… Read More »‘The role of cities is changing and growing in importance’ – Q&A with Mariann Xie Noureddine
A Quick Q&A with Katherine Richardson, Professor at Københavns Universitet and Leader of the Sustainability Science Center. What is the most important research you have been working on? Earth System Science – It’s about seeing the Earth as one system, and understanding the interactions between… Read More »‘In 2050, our kids will no longer know what rubbish is….’
Sustainability has shifted from being a societal talking point – to a core business focus for a range of organisations. This is true for startups all the way to large corporates. We gathered some of the latest data on how different businesses are approaching the… Read More »Sustainability as core business
COVID-19 has not made Climate Change go away. That said, the lockdown of cities has had an immediate effect on our climate: Production slowed down. Traffic on the streets vanished. Planes grounded. Satellite pictures over China show that pollution decreased within the first week after… Read More »Climate Change: 70% of global CO₂ comes from cities
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]200+ applications from almost 20 countries around the world came in, vying for a place in the 2020 Urbantech program. An impressive haul during these testing times. Thank you to all who helped spread the word. And especially of course to those who threw their… Read More »Urbantech 2020 applications
Given the developments in the last couple of weeks, one question rises to the top: ‘how can we develop resilient cities?’ Cities have to be prepared for health crises like pandemics, but also other threats like climate change, natural disasters or cyber attacks in the… Read More »How to develop resilient cities?
A 100 year shift More and more people live in cities. According to the United Nations’ research, only around one third of the world’s population lived in cities in 1950. In 2007, for the first time in history, the global urban population exceeded the rural… Read More »How do we adapt our cities for 2.5 billion more citizens by 2025?
How might one explore a topic in some depth, yet at incredible speed? This week, we hosted a series of workshop sprints at BLOXHUB for 60 lecturers from KEA who work and teach in architecture and building industry. We got involved because we love to… Read More »Workshop Sprint: Open standards in the Built Environment?
TOP 5 URBANTECH COUNTRIES We looked through 2.660 urbantech startups – and cross-referenced them with where they were founded, investment stage etc. Here is what we found: -North America, India and Europe lead the way for Urbantech investments and startup density at a regional level.… Read More »Urbantech hotspots: cities that have become platforms for urban innovation
New urban technologies will completely change the way we design cities and change the way you work with them. Through a series of sessions hosted by the Danish Architecture Centre, we will guide you through new requirements and show you opportunities that will come with… Read More »Get your tickets: How Data and Sensors Will Change the Way We Design Cities