Mocked and discredited, accused of being a “champagne socialist” attitude”, altruism is increasingly lacking in society. We have become more selfish. Narcisist, open to political messages that focus on the individual (or the tribe) rather than on the community. But re-learning to think of the others is possible. And it is urgent we do so. Because it’s only by working together that we will be able to face today’s global challenges Leggi Are We All More Selfish? in ITALIANO Red eyes and a ghostly look, the train conductor wanders among the wagons waiting for the police. We are a few miles from Milan and he has just run over a 16 years old boy who challenged fate by fooling around on the tracks. The train driver exited his cabin, saw the boy. What happened is not his fault but it’s difficult not to feel lost when you have just killed someone. The last thing this poor man needs is the anger of the passengers. Yet here it comes: «When do we leave? We’ve been here …
Immersing yourself in the landscape makes you become more creative. Living in contact with nature increases your well-being. But bushes and flower beds are not enough to turn a workplace into a garden factory. «Nature needs to be designed», experts say. And manifesto-projects such as Guido Canali’s Prada factory in Valvigna.
In the face of climate change, we will have to re-think the way we design cities. In India, Holland, China and America, cement gives way to green areas and “strategic” landscape. Because the way forward is a better designed nature and less concrete.
More than 24 million meters square of urban nature and 20 new parks. In Milan, landscape becomes social bonding and a live infrastructure. The key to make it a success? Engaging citizens
Milan is doing quite well as high tech hub. But wants to fly higher. Because the city believes that innovation is about cultural development more than about tecnology. And that understanding how the digital world works is every citizen’s right.
If it is true that «drones will be everywhere, like pigeons», as some say, how will our cities change? And above all, who will govern this change? One of the chapters of the Drones Files published on D la Repubblica
We all think we know how to listen. Yet we do it less and less. We cling to our positions. And (best case scenario) wait for the other to talk only to prove him wrong. But as politicians use this tendancy to gather political consensus (and oppose the creation of a collective intelligence), the lack of qualitative listening becomes a huge danger for society. One that a culture of active listening could counteract. If each of us – all included – did some honest self-analysis.
Strong and straight teenagers? Not anymore. Hyperkyphosis (the “hump”) is more and more common among them. And it is not (only) the fault of smartphones. We should blame an increasingly sedentary lifestyle. Because even three hours of sport activities are not enough. And here is why
Science says that running reinforces the joints. But why do so many runners get hurt? Because they rush into the discipline without proper athletic preparation (if you running to lose weight, for instance, is not a good idea). The advice of an expert.
Flexible, sustainable, resistant. Many architects choose wood to build skyscrapers and residential complexes. A (sustainable) road in which Italy has been a trailblazer. But then…