SUSTAINABILITY INSIGHTS is a new occasional series from WGI that provides valuable short articles from experts and other stakeholders around the key issues of global sustainability. While some articles will directly address the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), others will offer important perceptions on related topics that impact global development and human well-being.
The authors in this series are all WGI interns and students.
Sustainable Cities and Communities
A healthy and sustainable environment should be the goal of every society. In 2015, the United Nations approved unanimously the seventeen Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The UN hopes that societies worldwide can put emphasis on and achieve these goals by the year 2030...
Sustainability & Management
Education for Her
Sustainable Real Estate Development and Impact Investing
The world of the 21st century is different from that of a century ago. Population growth, industrial and educational development, intercontinental travel, and technology present the planet with greater possibilities than ever, but also greater challenges......
Artificial Intelligence Helps Build Smart Cities
Artificial Intelligence (AI), a term most people have only heard in movie franchises like Terminator, is becoming increasingly pervasive in our daily lives......
Development Strategies in Rural China during the 1970s and 1980s
China has experienced a remarkable period of economic growth in the last 40 years. Its average growth rate of 6.7% per annum from 1978 to 2016 has successfully lifted over 700 million people out of extreme poverty......