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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)

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

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

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

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

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

Climate change can be a catalyst for positive change

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

Comparing apples with apples to achieve consistent carbon footprint calculations

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

Let’s talk traffic – lessons for Queenstown from Oslo

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

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

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

Creating the Future, Not Preventing It

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

Community Solar Unlocks the Abundant Renewable Energy for Everyone

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

Space: the Final Frontier. Smart cities as urban ecosystems

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

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

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

Let’s talk about cars

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

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