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Editor’s pickToyota unveils world’s first urban incubator, designed by Bjarke Ingels Group

15-01-2020
Bjarke Ingels Group, Shizuoka, Toyota, BIG, Japan, sustainable construction, urban planning, urban mobility, urban intervention, sustainability, future cities, transportation, mobility, master plan, Fuji, Urban design

Toyota announced plans for a prototype city named “Woven City” on a 175-acre site at the foot of Mount Fuji in Japan. The Toyota Woven City is conceived as “a living laboratory to test and improve mobility, autonomy, connectivity, hydrogen-powered infrastructure, and industry collaboration”. The structures will utilise …

IKEA buys extensive amount of forestland in the U.S.

27-11-2019
IKEA, Ingka Group, forest land, Piney Woods, Southeast Oklahoma, sustainability, environment, climate positive

With two recent land acquisitions, including one in East Texas’ Piney Woods, IKEA’s parent company has almost doubled its U.S. forestland portfolio, reported The Dallas Morning News. The most recent purchase of 42,000 acres included the Piney Woods land, following a separate deal for 18,000 acres of forest in Southeast Oklahoma. The …

Stora Enso to move its head office to new wooden building in Helsinki

14-11-2019
Sotra Enso, new wood building, Helsinki, LEED Platinum environmental certification, sustainability

Stora Enso is partnering with the Finnish pension insurance company Varma in the construction of a new head office in the centre of Helsinki, Finland. Stora Enso will lease part of the building, which will showcase world-class modern wooden architecture. The building is expected to be completed in 2023, as the company says in its press …

Sappi North America partners with American Forest Foundation and GreenBlue on new forest sustainability risk assessment platform

25-10-2019
Sappi North America, American Forest Foundation, GreenBlue, Forest in Focus, sustainability risk assessment, risk profile, forests, forest management, supply chain, digitalisation

Sappi North America, Inc. announced a partnership with the non-profit organisations American Forest Foundation (AFF) and GreenBlue to support the Forests in Focus sustainability risk assessment. Forests in Focus will provide customers, brand owners and investors with user-friendly analyses of the sustainability strengths and risk profile of …

Ireland to plant 440 million trees by 2040

05-09-2019
Ireland, forestry, sustainability

Ireland will plant 440 million trees by 2040 as part of its efforts to combat the climate crisis, The Irish Times reported Saturday. The government had already promised to plant more trees as part of a climate action plan released in June, which aims to make Ireland carbon neutral by 2050 by investing in renewable energy, instituting a carbon tax …

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