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sustainability

Cities in crisis

RECONSTRUCTION: This appendix gives the war's destruction of cities and towns in Ukraine and the need for reconstruction the most attention.

Solidarity and resilience

RESILIENCE: Photographer Eduardo Moreno – who has allowed us to use several photos in this appendix – asks if it is possible to think anew. He calls for us to learn to build new maps of closeness, density and cohesion.

Urban agriculture in Palestinian refugee camps

FOOD: In refugee camps all over Lebanon and Syria, the Palestinian aid organization Jafra Foundation has been responsible for urban cultivation – with organic and short-lived herbs and vegetables. But the societal benefit extends further than that. They build planters, provide soil, compost, small plants, seeds and access to water.

Assistance in the elite cities

DEVELOPMENT: The fact that the big cities have been ruled by elites since their rise during the colonial era is not an argument for overlooking the world's poor. Nevertheless, must we first come to terms with lingering prejudices about urban growth – and ask whether cities can be a solution to the development challenges?

Urban sharing economy

RUM: What do shared spaces and mobility mean for sustainable cities and regions? This is shown here by study examples from Santiago and Oslo.

The Line threatens the climate, the environment and human rights

NEOM: The biggest and most controversial 'new city' project in the world? In order to complete the enormous construction works in Saudi Arabia with the NEOM city project over the next 25 years, it is estimated that 100 workers will be needed – mainly migrants. At the same time, NEOM has been criticized for a lack of sustainable development and violations of human rights.

Ukraine must own its own development

RECONSTRUCTION: What are the prerequisites for rebuilding better in a way that strengthens Ukraine's ownership of its own development? Is democracy both the means and the end? What can the international community contribute? We have asked six players.

The world's largest construction site

UKRAINE: Reconstruction costs for Ukraine are estimated by the World Bank at 411 billion dollars. Discussions about the design and reconstruction of Ukrainian cities after the war are in full swing. There are now five pilot projects for Kharkiv: on rivers, industry, cultural heritage, industrial buildings and a science park.

Towards a greener future at Evvia

FILM FESTIVAL/CLIMATE: In the wake of the catastrophic forest fires on Evvia, the Greek island has had its own film festival, which is fittingly also a meeting point for discussing climate, environment and sustainability.

A seasick pirate on spaceship Earth

ECOLOGY: In this story, life on the sailboat becomes a microcosm. Tourists' life in the south disturbs the wildlife – while underwater life has been lost due to overfishing, erosion is increasing due to lost kelp forests. Is it possible to understand that the world that supports the body and consciousness is nature itself?

A good life without more and more of everything

GREEN GROWTH: MODERN TIMES has chosen to print an extract from the book Grønt manifesto by our regular critic. "Quality of life rather than forced growth": Three small but powerful words, which provide a key to changing the direction of social development, where our eternal pursuit of 'the most possible' is rather adjusted to the appreciation of 'adequate'.

New threat images, war in Europe – and the defense of the future

All hindsight notwithstanding – the Russian #invasion# came hard on the vast majority of us. In terms of peace policy, we were also ill-prepared for it...

From sustainability to a regenerative future

Nature: Will any government, institution or business still refer to "sustainability" in a few years be considered lagging behind?

The role of rivers in Oslo's urban development

Urban development: For over 30 years, Oslo has focused on the city's 10 rivers. Today, the open or closed rivers are among the most important structuring elements in urban development. Moreover, the use of nature-based systems to solve our climate challenges is essential to achieving lasting sustainability.

The monstrous cost of the cheap fish

FISHING INDUSTRY: The United States imports 91 percent of all food fish from the other side of the globe, and fish intake is limited to five varieties while ancient coastal communities are in ruins. In Cambodia, the seabed is being emptied and emptied of illegal fishing from Vietnam. The theme is gloomy, but two different documentaries find bright spots.

The ground connection – a different and better life

OFF GRID: New conversion projects are led by social entrepreneurs: the off-grid principle is to be disconnected from the modern society's electricity, water and sewer system.