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Growing up for the future | Prospects of vertical indoor farming in cities around the world

The idea of farming, as we have known it for centuries, typically recalls images of open fields, fresh air, and the sound of birds. So, when considering farming in cities, the thought can seem understandably foreign. But then, everything is foreign until it becomes...

The 10 cities with the worst air pollution

When you think about health, air quality might not be the first thought that runs through your mind. However, this often-overlooked factor is very important when it comes to long term health. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), there is a positive...

Crossrail | We wait with eager expectation for London 2019!

Crossrail is ambitious. Ambitious but necessary. As lung like London expands it leaves little room to breathe on a subway near you. Hence: Crossrail. We all know this, but let’s take a step back and appreciate just how far we have come.  Many eons ago (like 150...

Singapore and their Greening Policy | City Spotlight

Singapore is a small island country in Asia that is known not only for its amazing architecture but also its dedication to being as environmentally friendly as possible. The Singapore Green Plan is how the Island nation’s government displays its commitment to keeping...

We are all going to live in cities. Well, not really, but it’s getting more like that each day. For me, Geneva is the perfect size – 500,000 people cruise around there – but all the world’s cities are good and bad for a variety of reasons, and that is something very subjective too, generally. As the world urbanises, how we run cities, experience them, collect and use their data (the people and the city) will have a profound impact on the world. Think of Tokyo: if you ignore the rest of Japan, Tokyo alone has the 9th biggest GDP in the world. Or at least close to, I don’t feel like doubled checking that, especially considering it will change down the line. 20 million people live there and they really make a huge difference in their decision-making and lifestyle. To market well, you need to know your target market, and to do that, you likely have to grasp cities somewhat. And, lastly, I did some work within a behavioural economics firm for 2-3 years – as a partner/director until SEO overtook my life – and cities, cities, cities was all you hear about. ‘Fix the cities of a country and 95% of your problems are solved’ said no-one until you read this out loud, but you get the drift.

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