Stephan Rammler, founding director of the Institute of Transportation Design at the Braunschweig University of Art, imagines what the year 2033 will be like for his hometown. With precision and color, the futurist describes his everyday life as a retiree with a part-time job as a bike courier and a man with a passion for airship cruises to Iceland.
Occasionally I get asked whether I think we’ve turned the corner on the crisis here in Europe. As an economist who studies data on things like economic growth, foreign trade or interest rates, I do indeed see some progress here and there.
After decades of concern about energy independence, techniques such as hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling have sparked something of the oil and gas boom.
Business leaders from around the world met in Bali last week at the APEC CEO Summit 2013. I was delighted to be a part of this event as I still see significant business potential in Asia Pacific.
The logistics industry faces a number of particular challenges when it comes to sustainability. For many years now, providers of logistics services have been closely integrated into their customers’ production processes. Businesses and governments also carefully weigh logistics in their investment decisions.
Johan Peter Paludan is an acknowledged future researcher and director of the CIFS (Copenhagen Institute for Future Studies). Every year, he gives more than 100 speeches and his advice is highly appreciated by politicians and economists.
In the future, megacities must be considered as independent ecosystems, where progress and prosperity are determined by the interaction of various factors. These new interrelationships will effect every resident of a megacity. Collaboration, coordination and transparency will enable the creation of the innovative and high-quality goods and services of the future.