The Value of Biodiversity

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.

Collaborative Consumption: Alternative Consumption Model in Urban Space

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.

Cosmopolitanism, identity, and education

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.

Land and water grabbing blog

Land and water grabbing

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.

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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.

Right to the City Giambellino District

Right to the city – The special case of ALER houses in Giambellino district

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 constituted by the urban organization of the territory and the equal possibility for everyone to participate at the decisions above the transformations. The approach to participation implied consequences in the …

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The Development of Circular Economies

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.