Sustainable Urban Development

THE EU COMMITMENTS TO SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

The EU has reaffirmed its commitment in the fight for sustainability through a document recently released. Author: Mélanie Romat The European Union has released last week a communication[1] explaining in details its commitments, policies and actions contributing to the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) defined by the United Nations. The 19 pages document establishes connec...[Read More]

Applications and advantages of Photocatalysis

Photocatalysis offers a concrete solution to one of the major problems our society has to face: environmental pollution. Author: Mélanie Romat [i] Photocatalysis, discovered more that 40 years ago, is recognized now as a process which allows to collaborate effectively against the atmospheric pollution problem present in big cities. WHAT IS PHOTOCATALYSIS? The photocatalytic process is based on the...[Read More]

Design for “scalability”

The study of scalability patterns is a fundamental issue to extend and guarantee the access to essential services. Authors: Carlos Mataix / Xosé Ramil [i] In the field of development, new words are regularly appearing and everybody starts to use them, creating endless debates and hundreds of articles and posts like this one. “Scalability” is one of them, and for now it is quite popular among profe...[Read More]

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