The Bike-Share Oversupply in China: Huge Piles of Abandoned and Broken Bicycles

Last year, bike sharing took off in China, with dozens of bike-share companies quickly flooding city streets with millions of brightly colored rental bicycles. However, the rapid growth vastly outpaced immediate demand and overwhelmed Chinese cities, where infrastructure and regulations were not prepared to handle a sudden flood of millions of shared bicycles. Riders would…

BE SMART: SMART CITY FINANCE FOR YOUR CITIZENS

“A SMART CITY USES TECHNOLOGY TO IMPROVE SERVICES TO ITS CITIZENS AND TO DELIVER A BETTER ENVIRONMENT FOR PEOPLE TO LIVE IN BY TACKLING CHALLENGES SUCH AS MOBILITY, CLIMATE CHANGE, MIGRATION AND SECURITY. BUT SMART CITIES AREN’T JUST ABOUT THE TECHNOLOGY.” This podcast from the European Investment Bank can be useful to know the financial…

Wind Project in Wyoming Envisions Coal Miners as Trainees

  Goldwind Americas, an arm of a leading wind-turbine manufacturer based in China, has been expanding its business in the United States. It has been careful to seek out local, American workers for permanent jobs on the wind farms it supplies. Now it is trying to extend that policy to an unlikely place: Wyoming, which…

IN SEARCH OF SUSTAINABLE STYLE

Socially responsible clothing has become the height of fashion. Luke Leitch tries it on for size Article written by LUKE LEITCH and published in 1843 Magazine April/May 2017. Illustration made by BILL BROWN. Consider your wardrobe. How many dresses, shoes, shirts, bags, tracksuits and suits do you have in there? Do you wear them all? And how often do you…

Fashion within boundaries

Stockholm Resilience Centre collaborates with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and the Swedish clothing retailer H&M group on how the textile industry can operate within planetary boundaries Article published by the Stockholm Resilience Centre Stockholm Resilience Centre is collaborating as the scientific partner in a new research project with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, initiated by the Swedish…