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Author: Mary Fiers

Tomorrow is Good: Reducing the heat starts with yourself

In a weekly column, alternately written by Lucien Engelen, Mary Fiers, Maarten Steinbuch, Carlo van de Weijer, Tessie Hartjes, and Auke Hoekstra, Innovation Origins tries to find out what the future will look like. All six contributors – sometimes accompanied by guest bloggers – are working on solving the problems of our time. Everything to make Tomorrow Good. This Sunday, it‘s Mary Fiers’ turn. Here are all the previously published columns. Heat Causes Casualties in Eindhoven Yes, “Heat Causes Casualties in Eindhoven“. Perhaps these kinds of headlines in the newspapers and on social media can shake us up. This is necessary because heat stress...

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Tomorrow is good: Tree Knights of the Future

In a weekly column, alternately written by Lucien Engelen, Mary Fiers, Maarten Steinbuch, Carlo van de Weijer, and Tessie Hartjes, E52 tries to find out what the future will look like. All five contributors – sometimes accompanied by guest bloggers – are working on solving the problems of our time. Everything to make Tomorrow Good. This Sunday, it‘s Mary Fiers’ turn. Here are all the previously published columns. Where are they, the tree knights of the future? People who jump in when trees have to clear the field unnecessarily. Well, tree knights may sound a bit medieval for a city of the future, but...

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Tomorrow is Good: a ‘pettification’ of nature?

In a weekly column, alternately written by Lucien Engelen, Mary Fiers, Maarten Steinbuch, Carlo van de Weijer, and Tessie Hartjes, E52 tries to find out what the future will look like. All five contributors – sometimes accompanied by guest bloggers – are working on solving the problems of our time. Everything to make Tomorrow Good. This Sunday, it‘s Mary Fiers’ turn. Here are all the previously published columns. You can’t possibly have missed it during the last few weeks: lots of news about the Oostvaardersplassen: a nature reserve of almost 60 km² between Almere and Lelystad. The area was created after the...

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Tomorrow is Good: Brainport, stupid or genius?

The Importance of actively searching for the limits of our progress In a weekly column, alternately written by Lucien Engelen, Mary Fiers, Maarten Steinbuch, Carlo van de Weijer, and Tessie Hartjes, E52 tries to find out what the future will look like. All five contributors – sometimes accompanied by guest bloggers – are working on solving the problems of our time. Everything to make Tomorrow Good. This Sunday, it‘s Mary Fiers’s turn. Here are all the previously published columns. A human being can come up with and actually make many new things. Especially in our region! Slowly but surely, this idea of...

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Thinking of Brabant… Marsman rewritten

In a weekly column, alternately written by Lucien Engelen, Mary Fiers, Maarten Steinbuch, Carlo van de Weijer, and Tessie Hartjes, E52 tries to find out what the future will look like. All five contributors – sometimes accompanied by guest bloggers – are working on solving the problems of our time. Everything to make Tomorrow Good. This Sunday, it‘s Mary Fiers’ turn. Here are all the previously published columns. “Thinking of Holland, I see broad rivers slowly passing through infinite lowlands”, Hendrik Marsman wrote in his closing words from his ode to the Dutch landscape. Over the past few weeks, broad rivers indeed went...

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Tomorrow is Good: Stop Complaining about Nature

In a weekly column, alternately written by Lucien Engelen, Mary Fiers, Maarten Steinbuch, Carlo van de Weijer, and Tessie Hartjes, E52 tries to find out what the future will look like. All five contributors – sometimes accompanied by guest bloggers – are working on solving the problems of our time. Everything to make Tomorrow Good. This Sunday, it‘s Mary Fiers’s turn. Here are all the previously published columns. What is nature? Your own garden? The birds you hear when you close your eyes? Your pet? The sun? The wind? The beautiful nature reserves in Brabant? The Loonse and Drunense Dunes? The Biesbosch?...

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[TOMORROW IS GOOD] Energetic Nature, why not?

In a weekly column, alternately written by Lucien Engelen, Mary Fiers, Maarten Steinbuch, Carlo van de Weijer, and Tessie Hartjes, E52 tries to find out what the future will look like. All four contributors – sometimes accompanied by guest bloggers – are working on solving the problems of our time. Everything to make Tomorrow Good. This Sunday, it‘s Mary Fiers’ turn. Here are all the previously published columns. This is Mary Fiers’ first column on E52. As an introduction, read this interview with her] New ideas often raise resistance. The proposal to combine the development of new nature, even temporarily, with the generation...

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