Mining the Mind

In our work, we constantly generate new knowledge and insights about sustainable development. Below, we share articles based on our work and research introducing new ways of thinking. We imagine what a sustainable society can look like, as well as publish tools and guides to help us get there.

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Articles archive


Lessons in Passive design, preserving heritage & adaptive reuse

Jan 2023

Innovative buildings bolster urban sustainability

As Vietnam’s population continues to urbanize and the demand for new buildings rises, it’s increasingly important to consider the built env…


The COP26 Outcome: What it Means for Orchid City

Nov 2021

The COP26 Outcome: What it Means for Orchid City

On the evening of the 13th of November 2021, Alok Sharma, the acting president for COP26, the 2021 UN Climate Change Conference, proudly de…

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Tuning in to the construction sector’s “music of tomorrow”

Feb 2019

Catalytic Buildings White Paper

Catalytic Buildings are next-generation high-performance buildings that boost the economic, social, and physical sustainability of entire u…

City of the future

Venice Biennale

Sep 2018

Designing The City of the Future

Except Integrated Sustainability is part of a multidisciplinary team INCITY working on a design study initiated by BNA titled ‘De stad van …


How to accelerate natural value systems

Jan 2018

Natural Capital & new innovation strategies

The land where we grow our food on, the water that flows through it, and our vast oceans are the birthplace of all life on earth. These lan…


How autonomous driving benefits sustainable urban society

Mar 2017

The Self-driving City

Self-driving vehicles will change the urban environment drastically. The Self-driving City Research uncovers insights into the major change…