Category Development and Sustainability

Chilled conservatories in Gardens by the Bay

The warm consequences of air-conditioning

Last month, I paid a visit to the newest attraction in Singapore – Gardens by the Bay. Situated along the frontiers of the bustling central business district, Gardens by the Bay places two grand climate ‘conversatories’ amidst the urban heat island. The Sun was scorching hot. The cloudless sky and the concrete-laden ground didn’t help at all. […]

In developing countries, transnational corporations give more than take

Recently, my Geography class discussed the topic of development. Undoubtedly, development (or for some nations, the lack of it) will be a hotly talked about issue on many levels of society. My Geography teacher thus posed this question to the class, “Are transnational corporations in developing countries ‘takers’ more than ‘givers’”? I am writing this […]

Will Google Bring Africa Together or Rip Africa Apart?

Recently, I read an interesting article on the Economist: Google’s Involvement in Africa. Google in Africa truly introduces a multitude of services that have never been seen before. Gmail and Google Search, for example, have provided Africa with a burgeoning connectivity that will be a factor of efficiency and productivity. From the perspective of the […]

Education – a Sustainable Pathway to a Sustainable Future

The capitalist world of today maximizes production and profit, ensuring economic growth in democratic societies. It is evident in countries that have embraced a democratic government and a capitalist economy that this system is a powerful propellant of economic growth. Yet, as Ben Friedman of Havard University had pointed out in his 2006 book The Moral […]