SynchroniCity: The EU’s Plan to Build the Ultimate Smart City Network

Data today can be used to improve as well as hinder society. With large companies dominating data from our devices, it is important we create new networks that add value to society and help to generate more equitable options for people, place and the planet. There are some exciting emerging models of using data to…

How Innovative Partnerships Can Transform Cities

I had heard about Finland’s progressive culture and Government but it wasn’t until I was on the ground and hearing from locals that I got a true sense of it. When I met with Tiina Kähö, Executive Director of Helsinki Metropolitan Smart and Clean Foundation, one of her first questions was ‘Who have you met…

Sustainable Travel Guide: Helsinki

After docking the trusty old 'Viking' ferry, it was time for me to explore my next stop, Helsinki. I battled like nothing else trying to navigate my big blue bag through the cobblestone streets and found myself repeatedly cursing my decision to switch from backpack to wheely suitcase. It was all worth it in the…

6 Things We Can Learn From Finland’s Universal Basic Income Experiment

The Universal Basic Income is a concept that has been around for decades, yet it is only now that the conversation is moving to action. The threat of automation on middle-income jobs and the rise of mass unemployment has prompted Governments globally to look at new social welfare models. The reality is, global Governments cannot…