Will Butler-Adams, the CEO of Brompton, on climate change, fitness and the future of urban transport.
Amsterdam’s fig trees are showing why cities will play a vital role in the fight to stop the decline of biodiversity
Ever since humans started to create settlements thousands of years ago, many plant and animal species have struggled to survive. However, some have managed to find a new habitat inside and around urban areas. Could a change in human attitude towards nature help to halt the decline of biodiversity?
Manchester led the first industrial revolution and it has ambitions of 'doing things first', but in reality learning from others and sharing best practice will probably get cities to net zero fastest.
When Covid hit the Netherlands in 2020, Amsterdam emptied of visitors overnight. Long-term residents, inured to the permanent noise and litter and tourists peeing in the streets, welcomed the newfound tranquillity. The pandemic, they told the Washington Post, was “a blessing in disguise”.
The Covid pandemic has left a wake of destruction on people’s lives and made a ghost town out of many a high street. So as nations start to get back on their feet, can temporary arts ventures help heal communities and save commercial spaces?
The UK’s vibrant cultural output is a tool for soft power and an academic asset.
Though some might sneer, Hockney’s playful scribble is a testament to the optimism and humour public art can bring to cities.
Covid-19 is driving the emergence of smaller, more affordable tech hubs in the US and Europe, enabling the industry to tap into a more diverse pool of talent.
Slow down and embrace nature. The pandemic recovery offers an opportunity to put green and blue space as the focus of development to help in the fight against climate change and improve citizen's well-being.