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Smart Systems

Worldclass New Zealander and global green cities expert, and associate Director with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development Dr Nigel Jollands, walks us through some of the ingredients of smart systems and how they can be operationalised (and invested in) to tackle our biggest challenges.



Gear change:
Getting a grip on the fact(s)

In advance of the Climate Change Commission laying out its decarbonisation advice for the next…
January 28, 2021

‘The name’s Brick’ – COVID-19 and Climate Change

Despite the rumours, pandemic-caused restrictions have not been a ‘temporary reprieve’ or ‘silver lining’ for…
September 7, 2020

Work of science to work of art: a visual explanation of the IPCC’s latest special report on the ocean and cryosphere

To save you the hassle, John Lang has done the heavy lifting on last month’s…
October 21, 2019

Climate change can be a catalyst for positive change

The Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) chief executive Andrew Caseley explains why it’s important…
September 10, 2019

Comparing apples with apples to achieve consistent carbon footprint calculations

The Carbon Footprint Standard is one year old In August 2018, the International Organisation for…
September 9, 2019

Let’s talk traffic – lessons for Queenstown from Oslo

Many in Queenstown envisage a relatively car free town centre – see the Town Centre…
March 8, 2019

The Southern Initiative: making every dollar work harder for social good

The following provocation by Tania Pouwhare forms one part of Financing the Future, our dynamic content…
November 20, 2018

Creating the Future, Not Preventing It

“Environmental efforts that look to make things less bad will ultimately fail, because less bad…
October 2, 2018

Community Solar Unlocks the Abundant Renewable Energy for Everyone

New York has recently announced its largest community solar project is now on line. This…
August 13, 2018

Space: the Final Frontier. Smart cities as urban ecosystems

Not so long ago, I gave an invited keynote presentation to an annual meeting of…
May 8, 2018

Long-distance Buses: Cleaner and Greener but could do Better

Just over a year ago, Pure Advantage published an opinion piece entitled First World Travel,…
April 20, 2018

Let’s talk about cars

2018 should be a big year for climate mitigation in New Zealand as three factors…
April 9, 2018

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