Category Archives: sustainability

Cultural Bridges

“If you think about how economic development has followed the increasing effectiveness of human capital, you’ll see that, the first jobs were in manufacturing, and then we moved up the productivity chain to service jobs, the ultimate being innovation and … Continue reading

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Why big data firms are missing out on a potential market: urban sustainability

The City of San Francisco has mapped all the trees as part of an effort to map and illustrate the health, water, air quality, and economic benefits of trees. One such site showing these benefits is UrbanForestMap ( Here’s a … Continue reading

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Taipei World Design Capital 2016 Bid Video

Wow, lots of places I wish I went to when I was in Taipei.

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Building a New China Dream

April 29, 2013 — Today China has over 300 million middle class consumers – but that number is expected to grow to more than 800 million by 2025. These changes will put unprecedented pressure on our Earth’s limited natural resources. In … Continue reading

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Hong Kong Street Market Symphony

Like to take a break from my Taiwan blog posts to show a bit of my Cantonese side. By the way, I really wish I could visit Hong Kong for a week on vacation. I went to HK in 2006 … Continue reading

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It’s time to change the way we talk about sustainability

Sustainability messaging must shift hard from a focus on abstract responsibility to one that helps people make subconscious choices that make them feel good about themselves. We need to speak to the heart, not to the head. From Peggy Liu, JUCCCE … Continue reading

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