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World population decline, COVID-19

World population predicted to shrink after the mid-century

According to a new study, world population will peak in 2064 at around 9.7 billion and then decline to 8.8 billion by 2100 – around 2 billion lower than previous estimates.
Chief Sustainability Officer

The growth of the Chief Sustainability Officer in the workplace

Mathias Lelievre, CEO of ENGIE Impact, discusses the important role the Chief Sustainability Officer has in making businesses greener.
Asian emerging economies’

Renewable energy to underpin Asian emerging economies’ growth

Malcolm Brinded CBE FREng, Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, Chair of EngineeringUK and former President of the Energy Institute, Renewable energy asks if renewable energy will underpin Asian emerging economies’ growth.
new digital world

Connected growth: Catching up with the new digital world

In June, the Association of Directors of Environment, Economy, Planning and Transport (ADEPT) published its key policy position on how to deliver digital connectivity across the country post Brexit. Nicola McCoy-Brown discusses the topic here.
sustainable growth, smart city

Planting the seeds of sustainable growth in our cities

In this article, George Adams discusses how cities are the engines powering the development of the human race: How does sustainable growth factor into this vision?
ageing population

Governments across the world urged to engage with ageing populations

A group of global experts on ageing populations will today urge governments across the world to engage better with demographic change.
UK SMEs

UK SMEs targeting international markets for growth post-Brexit

UK SMEs are geared up to take advantage of global business opportunities following the UK’s departure from the European Union, according to research published by Key Cities ahead of a significant industry conference on Brexit
urbanisation

Epidemiological interactions between rural and urban populations

Romola Davenport and Richard Smith from the University of Cambridge explore epidemiological interactions between rural and urban populations and the consequences of urbanisation.
technological skills

The technological skills of the global elderly population

The technological skills that elderly people possess are ranged — they have smartphones, know how to Skype and have their own Facebook profiles. But, does it depend on what country you live in as to whether the older locals have a grip on the latest technology?
mid-sized cities

Mid-sized cities: The key to inclusive growth in the UK

Cllr Peter Box, Chair of Key Cities takes the stance that mid-sized cities are key to inclusive growth in the UK

Supporting the urban Aboriginal population in Canada

Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada explain how the organisation is working to better the lives of the urban Aboriginal population in Canada
supporting the ageing population

Supporting the ageing population as a corporate mission

Ana João Sepulveda outlines how 40+Lab is helping organisations and businesses to out-rival in supporting the ageing population and preparing for the silver economy

The key to sustainable growth is in the oceans

Often seen as one of the most overstretched resources, the seas offer one of the best avenues for sustainable growth if utilised correctly
Italy's ageing population ladies walking Florence

Italy’s ageing population and the healthcare challenge

Open Access Government examines some of the statistics around Italy's ageing population, related health challenges, and policy action to address the issue Italy is currently the country with the second-highest number of older people – behind Germany. In 2013, it was estimated that more than 12 million elderly people were...
sustainable growth

Driving smart, sustainable growth

Commissioner for Regional and Urban Policy, Johannes Hahn explains what smart and sustainable growth means for European cities… 
environmental undergraduate research

Environmental undergraduate research: Creating a generation of citizen scientists one local problem at a...

On environmental undergraduate research, Professors Tom Landerholm and Kelly McDonald discuss their plan to focus all of their students on the research needed for a local river to recover 
Tenant health

iOpt: Why IoT collaboration is at the heart of building a healthier nation

Here, Founder and Managing Director of iOpt Dane Ralston, features a case study of iOpt’s breakthrough collaboration with Renfrewshire Council, one which could fundamentally change the way the UK manages housing stock – and deliver benefits in cost-saving, energy efficiency and tenant health.
progressive state leadership, international development

Progressive State Leadership: A Vision for the New FCDO

Here, Richard Beardsworth continues his series on the nature of progressive state leadership, asking how the present merger of British diplomacy and development could promote progressive global leadership in a post-Brexit UK.
Smart aid

The new development partnership: Smart aid for Africa

Jong-Dae Park, Ambassador of the Republic of Korea in South Africa, discusses smart aid and sustainable development for Africa post COVID-19.
pregnancy and post-partum

Vitamin D in pregnancy and post-partum

Tegan Philip, Head of Education at The Association of Naturopathic Practitioners, reviews how COVID-19 may amplify the already important role of vitamin D intake during pregnancy and post-partum.

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