Thinking global, living local: Voices in a globalized world

  • A neighbourhood garden in Berlin, Germany

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    As part of our  coverage on “The New City” we asked our bloggers for some pictures from their cities. Are there any places in their cities that are prime examples for sustainable urban living? But it could also be a negative example in order to show how a city should not […]

  • Pluses and Minuses of the Berlin Barcamp

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    Conferences and barcamps can be really great or they can be a dismal failure. The measure of success depends on the structure of participants, organization, topics and one element that is hard to describe even though it’s one you can actually feel – the ‘atmosphere’. Organization Despite the fact that […]

  • Umweltforum, Berlin. Photo by Alexey Sidorenko

    Measuring the Influence of Internet Movements on Reality

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    “How the Internet Changes Our Reality” proclaims a vertical banner in front of the building of the Church of the Resurrection transformed into a ultra-modern Umweltforum venue hosting the Barcamp held by Future Challenges, the Club of Rome and the Berlin Institute for Internet and Society. Ironically speaking, one might say […]

  • Occupy Berlin: Serving the clientele

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    Berliners are also taking part in the global Occupy Wall Street movement. But the Berlin Revolution will have to wait a little… The relatively good economic situation means the masses of the Precariat are not yet on the streets and so far most involved appear to be professional activists. Berlin, […]

  • The Myth and Reality of Green Politics in Germany: The case of E10 biofuel

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    While it has Europe’s most powerful Green party and a leading renewables sector, Germany’s opportunistic politics and poor public communication campaigns are undermining environmental initiatives, including the much-touted E10 biofuel. Germany might have the biggest share of Europe’s jobs in renewable energies but is it also leading in “green” politics? […]