Towards resilient communities

“Whether they come from governments or from civil society, the best techniques for safeguarding cities don’t just mitigate disaster damage; they also strengthen the networks that promote health and prosperity during ordinary times.” Adaptation, E. Klinenberg. The New Yorker, January 7, 2013 issue What are the solutions and the ideas so that communities can easier mitigate… Continue reading Towards resilient communities

Fostering circular economy in the construction sector with just one Click:the story of Urban Click

What is Urban Click about? “As Urban Click, our vision is to improve the circularity in the construction sector by improving the accessibility of knowledge and used products for renovation or new construction” With Urban Click, our aim is to create a user interface platform that helps to connect various stakeholders not only to buy… Continue reading Fostering circular economy in the construction sector with just one Click:the story of Urban Click

Interview with Daniel Rodriguez Paredes –General director of Amazóniko- collaborative recycling platform

Hi Daniel, Can you tell us more about Amazóniko and How did you get an idea to create it? Amazóniko is a collaborative recycling platform that connects households, waste pickers, industry and commerce to give reusable materials a second life, promote responsible consumption and dignify collectors working conditions. We give to our users redeemable points… Continue reading Interview with Daniel Rodriguez Paredes –General director of Amazóniko- collaborative recycling platform

Interview with Melissa Capcha- KIC Journey fellow 2020

Hi Melissa, Can you please introduce yourself in few sentences? Hi, I am Melissa Capcha, I am originally from Peru but based in Germany since 2018. In Peru, I obtained a degree as an Environmental Engineer and I have been promoting projects to increase awareness in our society about climate change. I am currently a… Continue reading Interview with Melissa Capcha- KIC Journey fellow 2020

Pioneers into practice- maps for suitable habitats for fauna from the Spanish Red List (IUCN).

As Climate-KIC Pioneer into Practice  I had an opportunity to stay one month in Madrid, Spain. My placement was in Research Group for Sustainable Management SILVANET –FoReStLab, College of Forestry and Natural Environment, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM). During the placement period, with the colleague Daniel Pop from Romania, and with a help from Vanja… Continue reading Pioneers into practice- maps for suitable habitats for fauna from the Spanish Red List (IUCN).

Interview with Marina Kelava: On transformational potential of bicycles

Marina Kelava is a respectful journalist, environmental activist, photographer and above all a passionate cyclist. She is the co-founder of web portal H-alter, regularly writes articles on Shareable and has so far received numerous recognitions and awards in photography and journalism. Marina is one the most recognizable individuals of the community of bycicle geeks gathered… Continue reading Interview with Marina Kelava: On transformational potential of bicycles

Wind power in urban environment

Climate change and its impacts are constantly triggering and initiating research and new solutions for sustainable and climate resilient urban environments. One of the topics attracting more and more attention are urban wind electricity generation which has not been addressed much for years due to high infrastructure required to exploit wind resource (substantial size of… Continue reading Wind power in urban environment

Interview with Saša Šimpraga- an activist for better Zagreb

Saša Šimpraga is a writer and an activist from Zagreb. He is the founder of 1POSTOZAGRAD (1 percent for the city), a Zagreb based platform focused on public space and commons. Alongside many small scale city improvements, such as numerous treelines or benches, its successes include the creation of a number of new public parks,… Continue reading Interview with Saša Šimpraga- an activist for better Zagreb

Bright example of how to create sustainable urban communities – Masdar City

This modern sustainable city located in Abu Dhabi, beside International airport in United Arab Emirates (UAE) caught my attention long time ago with it's contemporary intelligent urban planning consisted of superb architecture, usage of solar and renewable energy and leading edge technology although I haven't had a chance to visit yet and see it with… Continue reading Bright example of how to create sustainable urban communities – Masdar City