AROUND HALF THE WORLD’S POPULATION (3.4 billion people) tuned in to watch at least some part of this year’s FIFA World Cup. An extreme example maybe, but those viewing figures show the extent to which sport, if played at the highest level, can capture the imagination of swathes of...
A GOOD SUSTAINABILITY PLAN is all about psychology. It’s about presentation. And storytelling. It’s about how you can engage the public to do something for the planet in a way that makes them feel motivated to get involved. That, at least, is the philosophy of Rasmus Jensen, a partner at...
IN THE MIND OF MANY AMERICANS, Atlanta’s Westside holds an undisputed historical significance for its role in the civil rights movement. It was the base from which Martin Luther King Jr and other civil rights activists fought for the liberties not yet afforded to African Americans. Liberties largely taken...
The organising team behind the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympics has calculated that the Games will have a lower carbon footprint than Rio 2016 and London 2012 – widely considered to be the first sustainable Olympics. According to the second (and final) version of the Tokyo 2020 Sustainability Plan, the...
Glulam, a material of glue-laminated timber, has been put forward as the future of green sports infrastructure by Italian sports architect Bear Stadiums. Together with Rubner Holzbau, the manufacturer of the technology, the studio is attempting to move sports venues away from away from cement and tubular metal that either...
To lead the way in mass participation events and sustainability. That’s the ambitious target Hugh Brasher has set London Marathon Events, the organiser of the annual race that welcomes more than 30,000 runners to the UK’s capital every year. Brasher knows that “glib statements” are easy to utter. Fulfilling the...