Event Insights: Scaling Sustainability Through Tech

Attempting to provide solutions to China's sustainability challenges can often require a unique approach; particularly when a series of environmental, social and economic systems are involved. Yet increasingly, innovators are building technologies which present creative and tangible solutions to issues like air quality and pollution, food safety and equitable economic opportunities. As the size an…

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Sustainable Tech: Healthcare

Tech is becoming a part of all aspects of life and sustainability is no exception to this. In this piece, in the run up to our Beyond Business As Usual Forum, we present the future of healthcare and how there is a growing opportunity for tech to be leveraged to provide for a growing, more expectant urban population. While China has made great strides to improve the quality of life for its 1.5 b…

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Sustainable Tech: Food and Agriculture

Tech is becoming a part of all aspects of life and sustainability is no exception to this. In this piece, in the run up to our Beyond Business As Usual Forum, we present the future of food in China and how tech can be leveraged to help provide for a growing, more expectant urban population. Over the past 30 years, China has experienced rapid levels of urbanisation and increased individual a…

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The Growing Opportunity for Sustainable Tech

With the size of environmental, social, and economic challenges growing at a scale, and scope that can outstrip the limits set by governments, Mother Nature, and society, the role of technology is going to play an increasingly more important function. It will become the medium by which we measure system performance, analyze resource levels, identify efficiencies, curb consumption, and influence st…

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Urban Mobility in China: Air Travel

Air travel is fast becoming the most popular form of international travel, and the industry in China is no exception to this. Commercial flying in the world’s second largest economy has had an immense amount of investment over the past decade, and it is the fastest growing passenger air market in the world. With the expectation that 300 million more people will move to cities over the next twenty…

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Food and Sustainability in China

In February , Rich Brubaker gave two presentations to DOW Agriculture leadership and sustainability teams on the sustainability and the future of food in China. As one of the largest firms in the food & agricultural sector, and one whose products extend throughout the food & agricultural value chain, Rich covered a wide range of important issues that are not only being faced by Chin…

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Urban Mobility in China: Cars

China now has as many automotive drivers as the entire population of the United States and it has rapidly become the largest car market in the world. This has been driven by the greater purchasing power of China’s growing middle class, which has been afforded the luxury of private travel for the first time. Less than thirty years ago, Chinese citizens were forbidden to buy cars but in the mid-1980…

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Urban Mobility in China: High Speed Rail

Last week we wrote about how the nature of transportation in China is changing. In this second article of the series, we’ll take a closer look at China’s high-speed rail systems, and how they’re contributing to this shift. Railroad development has, and is, a fundamental part of economic expansion; it allows for the vital transport of people, linking of economic districts and drives regional inv…

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Urban Mobility in China: Transporting China’s 1.3 Billion People

The world’s most populous country continues to develop at a breakneck pace, and even the recent economic slowdown hasn’t hampered the expansion of its extensive transportation infrastructure. Transportation, like much of China, has been completely changed over the past century, especially as China's population of urban resident has exploded. With China's 1st and 2nd tier cities already congeste…

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Sustainable Urbanization in China

While COP21 delegates are still on their way home from Paris, the work to develop China's sustainable cities continues. In this interview we speak with LendLease China's Managing Director David Nieh to learn more about the need for sustainable cities in China, the challenges they face, and the lessons they can teach others. We hope you enjoy his insights, and feel free to let us know you…

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