The need for cities to develop is inevitable, but the loss of natural, life-sustaining resources doesn't have to be. A new approach to development,
green infrastructure, as outlined by the EU Commission, refocuses growth on our need for ecological soundness, clean water and air, scenic environments and healthy surroundings.
Inspired by green infrastructure, our latest newsletter looks at the human benefits of three life-sustaining natural resources: sun, water and air. We feature three startups: one charging a car with solar power, one adding natural minerals back to water and one purifying air with technological CityTrees. In our interview we chat with a sustainable construction expert about the newest developments in greening buildings.
In a special report, we take a close look at BioNTech and CureVac, two German biotechs producing mRNA vaccines for the novel coronavirus.
German Research Tackles COVID-19
Two German companies are at the forefront of mRNA vaccination research to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. More in our
Building Nature into Infrastructure
Dr. Christine Lemaitre
Sustainability from the Ground Up
What is "green construction," and how do we value sustainability in the midst of other housing-related crises?Answers to these questions in
an interview with President of the German Sustainable Building Council, Dr. Christine Lemaitre.
Sono Motors' Sion
The Electric Car That Charges Itself
Munich's Sono Motors can make your daily commute possible with no emissions and no electric charge. Read on about their Sion vehicle, powered by the sun.
CityTrees outside Berlin's Bikini shopping mall
The Budding Tech of the CityTree
Green City Solutions' CityTree can filter air for up to 7,000 people per hour. Find out what the CityTree is and how it works
in our article.
Mitte's water filtration system
Drinking Water Inspired by Nature
Based on the water cycle, Berlin-based company Mitte has developed a water filtration system that
that purifies and enhances water with essential minerals. Learn more.
Falling Walls Lab New York
Remote Pitch Contest
The DWIH New York's Falling Walls Lab has extended its application deadline. Students, researchers and entrepreneurs are encouraged to submit their pitch for the digital contest by April 10. Apply today.