DEVELOPMENT & SOCIETY

Another Extinction: Words We Use to Describe the Natural World

As the world endures increasing rates of species extinction, naturalists and their linguistic allies are also fighting to preserve vanishing languages and vocabularies rich with the subtle distinctions found in flora, fauna, and the landscapes they inhabit.

From Money Capitalism to Satoyama Capitalism

An interview with journalist and television producer Kyosuke Inoue discussing how the Japanese concepts of satoyama and satoumi could help rethink financial goals, nurture economic sustainability and foster resilient communities.

Kolkata busy street

The Ethical City: an Idea Whose Time Has Come

The values, principles and questions surrounding urban ethics are vital considerations as the global community prepares for the HABITAT III summit where governments will agree on an agenda to guide urban development for the next two decades.