Let’s not call them suburbs…

One of the great themes underlying city development is that of the suburbs. The centre/suburb juxtaposition has for decades characterised the functions, urban quality and value of city spaces, and the term suburb has almost always had a negative connotation:…

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City Prosperity Initiative: an innovative methodology

The search for innovative models of urban coexistence and development also implies the need to be able to rely on more sophisticated and precise analytical tools. The City Prosperity Initiative (CPI) developed by the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat),…

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Sustainability and social cohesion

When we talk about sustainability and the three pillars that support it (economic, social and environmental), we tend to emphasize environmental sustainability. There are many reasons for this, not least the centrality that the climate crisis has assumed in our…

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Listening to the Planet

Interview with Isabella Pratesi*, WWF International Conservation Director The WWF has long argued that there is a significant link between climate change, deforestation, hygiene and epidemics: can you summarise your organisation’s thinking? Climate and ecosystems are closely linked to our…

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When resilience is transformative

The COVID-19 pandemic is an event guaranteed to produce long-term social and economic impacts. Someone has even coined the term 'covidic' to identify a sort of new era: a pre-COVID era compared to a post-COVID era. We shall see. What is…

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Do it well, do it quickly

You can defeat an enemy, but not the Planet. Technology is helping us to live in and through this crisis, but we need to look ahead, building global cohesion and creating ‘transformative resilience units.’: These are the words of Mario Draghi in…

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From wood to paper, for responsible forest management

To make wood it takes a tree sang famous Italian singer-songwriter Sergio Endrigo. And it is from wood that the main raw material for making paper is obtained. The responsible use of forest resources is therefore an essential and carefully…

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Regina Rumiankowy unveils new paper packaging in Poland

A new version of the famous Regina Rumiankowy will be hitting Polish stores starting from October: Regina Rumiankowy toilet paper packaged in kraft paper – a plant-based material that is renewable and easy to recycle – instead of standard polyethylene…

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