Lukuaika: 12 min. Residues of the changes that the global pandemic brought about can still be seen in all dimensions of city life. The future city is being shaped by the lines we draw today and what we are willing to surrender.
Lukuaika: 11 min. Over the last decade, the bioeconomy has become a popular strategy proposed to shift our economies away from fossil fuels and boost local economic growth, especially of rural areas.
However, critiques of the bioeconomy have pointed at its reductionist view of rural areas as providers of biomass and containers of industries and infrastructure.
Lukuaika: 23 min. Researchers from three continents discuss the extensions and the limits of the nature state. Senior researcher Hanna Laako and her colleagues study the Maya Forest in the borderlands of Mexico, Guatemala and Belize.
Lukuaika: 10 min. Migration debates tend to become polarized into extreme ends. Humanitarian border is a concept that seeks to disentagle the complexity of migration phenomenon between a human distress and a hard border control.
Lukuaika: 4 min. The roundtable discussion with Teemu Loikkanen, Taru Lehtokunnas and Tanja Riekkinen comments on the multiple political realities of waste and the relationship of circular economy, recycling, consumption and wasting.
Lukuaika: 14 min. Waste is currently one of the most pressing environmental concerns in Russia. In recent years country’s poor waste management has triggered several nationwide protests. Pressure from the civil society resulted in new waste reform in 2019. But has it been enough to solve Russia’s waste crisis?
Lukuaika: 6 min. As an assignment for the course Communication & Sustainable Development, Emmi Turkki studies the environmental communication on Viherympäristö magazine.
Lukuaika: 6 min. Economic growth is measured with the help of a large variety of indicators, the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) as the most well-known and common one. But what are the alternative indicators, when not only economy but environmental values are also taken into account?
Lukuaika: 7 min. The question of danger in the US-Mexican border has become a polarized shouting match in the US politics. But who is in danger? In his article, Henrik Dorf Nielsen discusses the diverse perception of danger in the Arizona borderlands and who are those under greatest threat.
Lukuaika: 8 min. Since the construction of a railway between Rovaniemi and Kirkenes was put on the political agenda in 2017, Sámi have articulated that the Arctic Railway would undermine capabilities essential to the functioning and flourishing of the Sámi community. In her text based on the master’s thesis, Anna Ott articulates for the environmental injustices the planning of Artic Railway may cause.