Rural villages worldwide are being deserted, as billions of people flock to cities, to live in teeming squatter camps and slums. And Stewart Brand says this is a good thing. Why? It’ll take you 3 minutes to find out.
Mike Wilter travels to Granada, Nicaragau, finding a coffee shop and creative centre, providing dignity in work, to those finding it difficult to integrate into the labour market.
The municipal government of Casablanca has recently completed a $1.6 billion tramway that connects much of the city’s east and west sections via the centre. Such lines are becoming a global trend, promoted as environmentally sustainable and socially equitable urban renewal.
Employment opportunities and climate change are closely aligned. COP17 will explore how switching to more environmentally sustainable systems can generate employment, though for