The world population is growing at a very fast pace; with now more than 7 billion inhabitants, and projected to reach more than 9 billion by 2050. The pressure this huge population causes on the earth’s ecosystems is almost immeasurable. It’s even hard to know how many species are extinct since they are uncountable and we discover new species every year.
The blog uses two case studies of Amsterdam (the Netherlands) and Seoul (South Korea) to identify the determinants and objections to collaborative consumption in the urban space. At first, they can show us a broader perspective of the factors that influence collaborative consumption, and a second, because in these cities collaborative consumption was firstly in the world officially proclaimed as part of the urban policy and today has governmental support.
I would like to examine the effects of social media on sustainability. Social media, which is such a powerful tool, affects both negatively and positively on the concept of sustainability, which we often talk about today.
The idea that identities can be collectively constructed could help us in understanding the difference without necessarily putting a wall of radical separation between “us” and “the other”. If people are able to reconcile the thought that any identity is constructed based on interaction and that “my” identity is not an island in a sea of identities but has a unique essence given the different interactions throughout life, individuals might start to realize the importance of interaction in order to construct its “own” identity.
Industries needed inputs and resources, and in most cases, this issue was resolved with the process of conquering foreign nations and “spaces”. Nowadays, land grabbing resembles this, and furtherance of this idea is water grabbing, where water resource is controlled and made use of.
Social Mobility in Italy: The Relevance of Taxation in Promoting Intra-generational and Inter-generational Equality
Social mobility across generations is one of the fundamental characteristics of a society. The possibility to improve one’s own life condition constitutes a strong incentive to the development and improvement of abilities, innovations, and effort to work, from which is not only the single individual that benefits from this but the whole collectivity.
Introduction to the right to the city According to Lefebvre, the right to the city is the possibility for everyone to enjoy of the goods
Circular economies are setting out to reform the way humans have lived for the last two centuries. The idea of reduce, reuse, and recycle has been ingrained into society for many years now. It is becoming the driving force of a more sustainable future. This simple concept of reducing one’s waste is the notion that the concept that a ‘circular economy’ is based on.
Proposals for the ecological transition of the University of Milan: towards a net zero carbon footprint
This blog is about a document “Obiettivo Impatto Zero”, which contains a set of proposals in order to bring the University of Milan within the Paris Agreement goals, and achieve a more sustainable environment for everyone within and surrounding the campus.
Everything That Is Sustainable – ETISM – is a platform through which we want to share information, data, experiences and ideas on sustainable development. This process takes many forms in order to reach the largest amount of people.
Covid-19 impact to vulnerable population: A quick look at the case of Venezuelans migrants in Colombia.
Measures to combat Covid-19 have different effects on people.
During this short blog, it will be shown how measures to combat Covid-19 have different effects on the population by showing how decisions taken in relation to Covid-19 in Colombia have affected Venezuelan migrants.