The City of Malmö is one of Sweden’s biggest public purchasers. Through smart procurement, the city has been able to contribute to sustainable development and support circular thinking. Here are three examples: Raising the Bar for Sustainable IT Products The City of

When the whole world agrees to keep the temperature from rising beyond 1.5 degrees Celsius, how, exactly, is one city supposed to act? This question is at the heart of Ambitious City Promises (ACP), a 4.5 year-long project aiming to actualize

Many discussions and political acts to reduce global GHG emissions demand radical and rapid behavior changes, but what will really be a game-changer for creating a more sustainable future? Perhaps innovative ideas like David Goldstein’s Hydronic Shell technology. After New York

What is Christmas like in Palestine at the time of COVID-19? There is no better place to find out about the challenges brought on by the COVID emergency than in Bethlehem, the birthplace of Jesus Christ. And in a hospital like

Creating meaningful opportunities for nature in our urban environments E.O. Wilson, who did a lot to disseminate biophilia in the USA in the middle of the twentieth century, described biophilia as “the innately emotional affiliation of human beings to other living

“Hope in the City” tells the story of Vikram and his daughter Anita who are just heading home from the movies when a tornado – a weather phenomena they have never seen before – comes out of nowhere. The devastation left

The green journey starts with the Canadian federal election just around the corner on October 21st, the subject of Climate Change is being addressed from all sides of the political spectrum. This debate has got people thinking, not only about

At Impakter, we’ve covered some incredible environmental and social-focused startups around the world. We have had a ground-level, front-row seat to the shift in the VC and angel-investor mentality where the return on investment is measured in more than profits,

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What should a city do if half of its population cannot access a public service? It sounds like a somewhat outlandish question, but for Bogotá, the capital city of Colombia, this question highlights a frustrating reality. Although the city has

Jeanette Hägglund is a Swedish photographer who has established herself with her work in portraiture and her ability to manipulate shape and color to produce otherworldly results. She has become well known on Instagram for her skill of capturing the abstract aspects of architecture. Through

When working towards sustainable cities, it is essential to make its citizens behave sustainably to overcome environmental exposure. As the population in urban areas is rising it becomes even more important to improve citizen behaviour as inappropriate choices can harm

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