Interviews

A scientist’s opinion: Interview with Prof Pieter van Wesemael about smart cities

Insight of a researcher: An interview with Pieter van Wesemael on smart city planning and sustainable urban development Pieter van Wesemael, professor of urbanism: "The process of “smartification” is inevitable unless people intend to live in a 19th century fashion. Sustainability, environmental protection and local traditions, on the other hand, must be integrated into modern ...

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A scientist’s opinion: Interview with Dr Rini Rachmawati about smart cities

Is smart city planning the same around the globe? Interview with Rini Rachmawati Dr Rini Rachmawati, researcher of urban and regional planning : "As far as urban infratructure is concerned, smart city planning has been heavily employed in Asia, where not only large cities, but also rural areas are expected to become smart. Socio-economic aspects, ...

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A scientist’s opinion: Interview with Dr Diarmid Campbell-Lendrum about Covid-19 & climate crisis

Interview with Dr Diarmid Campbell-Lendrum, head of the climate change and health programme at WHO Headquarters. In what ways are the Covid-19 and climate crises similar in how they affect people and their health? Climate change in itself doesn’t cause COVID-19. We expect that weather, climate and seasonal variation may moderate transmission, but it is ...

Paris under the smog

A scientist’s opinion: Interview with Dr Debbie Rosen & Professor Piers Forster about Covid-19 & climate crisis

Interview with Dr Debbie Rosen, Science and Policy Manager for the EU Horizon 2020 CONSTRAIN project, based at the University of Leeds, UK, and Prof Piers Forster, professor of climate physics at the University of Leeds, the founding Director of the Priestley International Centre for Climate and PI for the CONSTRAIN project Global economic activity dramatically ramped ...

Aleksandra Strzelichowska interview

A scientist’s opinion: Interview Aleksandra Strzelichowska with about digital entertainment in lockdown

Interview with Aleksandra Strzelichowska, senior online marketing specialist at Europeana, based in The Hague, Netherlands. She has a bachelor degree in Literature, languages and linguistics, and a master degree in European Studies. What is Europeana? We are a European platform for cultural heritage, an initiative of the European Union founded in 2008. Our goal is ...

Dr Dan Hassler-Forest interview

A scientist’s opinion: Interview with Dr Dan Hassler-Forest about digital entertainment in lockdown

Interview with Dr Dan Hassler-Forest, assistant professor in the department of Media and Culture Studies at Utrecht University (Netherlands). He has published books and articles on science fiction, fandom and cultural studies, media theory, anti-capitalism and popular culture, and even zombies. He writes frequently for The Washington Post and the Los Angeles Review of Books. ...

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A scientist’s opinion: Interview with Prof. David Heymann about COVID-19 tests

COVID-19 tests, a scientist’s opinion Interview with Prof. David Heymann, Professor of infectious disease epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, head of the WHO response during the SARS1 epidemic. What are the key-ingredients for coming out safely from the COVID-19 lockdown? First, countries need mechanisms to rapidly detect and respond to ...

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A scientist’s opinion: Interview with Dr. Cassandra Kelly about COVID-19 tests

COVID-19 tests, a scientist’s opinion Interview with Dr. Cassandra Kelly, director of Emerging Threats at FIND. Why is FIND assessing the performance of COVID-19 tests? In the past 15 years, FIND has worked in the development of diagnostics for low and middle-income countries. During the past several outbreaks, including Ebola and Zika, companies were rushing ...

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A scientist’s opinion: Interview with Dr Leyla Acaroglu about systems thinking

Systems thinking: a scientist’s opinion Interview with Dr Leyla Acaroglu, founder of Disrupt Design and the UNEP Champion of the Earth. What is Systems Thinking and how does it help us understand issues like COVID-19 and climate change? Systems Thinking is the ability to see the parts as well as the whole. When looking at ...

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A scientist’s opinion: Interview with Cliona Howie Del Rio about systems thinking

Systems thinking: a scientist’s opinion Interview with Cliona Howie Del Rio, Head of Circular Economy at Climate-KIC and coordinator of CICERONE. We are living in a society full of uncertainty at the moment. What are the most urgent issues that need to be solved from your perspective? The most urgent issue that needs to be ...

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