Aarhus is the second largest city in Denmark. It has 315 thousand people and the number is growing. The Aarhus agglomeration has 1.2 million people. It is an important sea port and a railway hub. In the beginning of the 20th century, the city became the most essential center for science and culture in Jutland (one of five Danish administrative regions established on 1 January 2007 under the administrative reform. It encompasses the Northern Jutland and partly Viborg Amt as well as the Commune of Mariager which beforehand belonged to Århus Amt district). →
On 6 March 2015 the Ministry of Infrastructure and Development held an informative meeting on Urbact III. The Deputy Minister , Paweł Orłowski, addressed benefits of integrated urban development and presented activities that the Ministry takes in this respect. “Smart city” is not only about making the good use of resources and potentials within city borders but also in the scope of their functional areas. Integrated urban policy also includes the participation of local communities in city planning and governance. →
Noise, heat, traffic. Crowds, cars and bikes. buildings put up on a financial whim. We are talking about the Indian city of Chennai, the city of chaos, with Mr. Antoni Styrczula, a coach and former advisor to the President of Poland, Aleksander Kwaśniewski. →
„Cities and urban matters addressed by frequently changing dignitaries could not bring themselves to run development policies that would leave sustainable and numerous mementoes or would not hinder the intentions of generations to come”.
Eng. Eugenjusz Porębski, 1930
Ecology Constructively is an educational project managed by Collegium Mazovia Innovation University together with the Polish Chamber of Architects and the Territorial Development Institute. Its aim is to promote sustainable development in groups that have a decisive voice in the shape and future of urban areas. →
The UK more and more often introduces solutions under the sustainable development framework. Successfully. However, the success does not come from top-down orders, but from the approach of the British themselves. →
It works great and easily removes varnish from various surfaces. And it’s green. Obviously not in terms of color, but its ecological properties. Polish scientists invented an extraordinary solvent that is neither carcinogenic nor detrimental to the environment. →
Shared space is an urban design approach which seeks to minimize demarcations between vehicle traffic and pedestrians, often by removing features such as curbs, traffic signs, and regulations. In line with human nature.
The concept is strongly associated with a Dutch traffic engineer Hans Monderman, born in 1945. He thought that natural reactions of people make them find the city rhythm and get into it. →
The World Meteorological Organization has good news – the ozone layer has shown signs of recovery. The first time in three decades.
For many years scientists have thundered that human activity damages the ozone layer and contributes to the ozone depletion. They have appealed to limit polluted emissions and to protect the environment. After 30 years, the solutions protecting the Earth have finally brought positive effects. The ozone layer has started to increase. →