We still need growth, after all. We can discuss the speed. The thesis advocated by fair-weather philosophers that the pandemic will be a salutary shock leading to a better, more sustainable world is wrong. Forced renunciation and economic decline do not make anything better. Less … Continue readingSlow. Yet always further.
The Covid-19 (Corona) pandemic will not be ‘over’ anytime soon, but it seems the world is going back to a normal mode of operation. But what does ‘normal’ mean? The way we worked and lived before early 2020? Or the way we should live and … Continue readingRestarting Europe >
Thomas Osburg, March 2020 // In 1996 the two Americans Sabeer Bhatia and Jack Smith programmed a free e-mail service. At the end of the messages they added an automatic text: “Get your free e-mail at Hotmail.” By clicking on the sentence, the recipients of … Continue readingThe world has gone fully viral – for better or for worse
Thomas Osburg, February 2020 // The pull of the metropolises is unbroken – worldwide and in Germany. The population of the large German cities has increased by more than 10% in the past decade. This development is already pushing many cities to their limits – … Continue readingCities need to create Trust in Smart Solutions
Osburg, Th. (2018): Mobility and Urban Development – A need for a holistic View. OceanWave Publishing, Munich. Download here >>> Mobility is grounded in people’s urge for individual freedom, less in ‘possession of mobility’. A paradigm shift towards more Shared Sustainable Mobility will only succeed … Continue readingNew White Paper: Mobility and Urban Development