Urbanization is increasing, placing pressure on resources and infrastructure like never before. There’s no stemming the tide, so city leaders need to build resilience in order to cope. Work on a new International Standard for urban resilience, led by the United Nations, has just kicked off, aiming to...
Could we visit a doctor via video? How will video change education? Could holograms let us be in two places at once? What new experiences will Virtual Reality bring, and how will Augmented Reality change the way we experience the world around us?
Whether you’re headed to the Amazon, the Seychelles or the local lake, your journey starts here.
With the current level of income disparity between nations, even those geographically close to one another, it is hardly surprising that the provision of public services can vary a great deal from country to country. This is nowhere more the case than with healthcare, in which the relatively new phenomenon...
If you are looking for new sensations on a tourism trip, Brazil offers options you just can’t miss. As adventure tourism grows in popularity, we asked Ricardo Fragoso, General Officer at ABNT, ISO’s member in Brazil, why the country is fast becoming a world reference for outdoor activities.
Put in these terms, most of us would run a mile, whatever the proposition. But the popularity of online reviews, and the trust we place in persons unknown when making major decisions about where to stay, what to eat and how to get the most from a trip, tells a different story.
Adventure, responsible and green travel are reinventing the way communities, ecosystems and economies interact. We examine how ISO standards are supporting this trend.
It is one of the fastest-growing areas of the world economy, and it’s not slowing. Books, cars, flats and everything in between is up for sharing these days, and it's big business. ISO has recently established a technical committee to support this new business model in reaching its full potential.
When the only certainty is uncertainty, the IEC and ISO ‘risk management toolbox’ helps organizations to keep ahead of threats that could be detrimental to their success.
When some of the world’s biggest companies value climate risks to their businesses at nearly one trillion dollars, the impact of climate change cannot be ignored. Businesses need to adapt, and a new International Standard has just been developed to help.