SURVEY OF TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATIONS IN THE LIVING ENVIRONMENT

JANUARY 2015



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CLOSER INTERACTION BETWEEN TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIETY

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ACCELERATION OF TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS

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EFFECTS OF BREAKTHROUGH TECHNOLOGIES ON THE LIVING ENVIRONMENT

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INCREASING IMPORTANCE OF NETWORKS

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INNOVATIONS AND VALUES DEBATE INCREASINGLY LINKED

PIJL-ROZE

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ACCELERATION AND COMPLEXITY CHALLENGE ADAPTIVE CAPACITY

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PRESSING QUESTIONS OF POLICY

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About the Council for the Environment and Infrastructure
The Council for the Environment and Infrastructure (Raad voor de leefomgeving en infrastructuur, Rli) advises the Dutch government and parliament on strategic issues concerning the sustainable development of the living and working environment.The Council is independent, and offers solicited and unsolicited advice on long-term issues of strategic importance to the Netherlands.
Through its integrated approach and strategic advice, the Council strives to provide greater depth and breadth to the political and social debate, and to improve the quality of decision-making processes.

 

Composition of the Council
Henry Meijdam, Chair
Agnes van Ardenne – van der Hoeven
Marjolein Demmers MBA
Eelco Dykstra, MD
Léon Frissen
Jan Jaap de Graeff
Prof. Dr Pieter Hooimeijer
Prof. Niels Koeman
Marike van Lier Lels
Prof. Dr Gerrit Meester
Annemieke Nijhof MBA
Prof. Dr Wouter Vanstiphout

 

General secretary
Dr Ron Hillebrand

 

Council for the Environment and Infrastructure (Rli)
Oranjebuitensingel 6
P.O. Box 20906
2500 EX The Hague
The Netherlands
info@rli.nl www.rli.nl

COLOPHON

Concept & Design
2D3D Design, The Hague, The Netherlands

Rli publication 2015/01a January 2015

Text
Joost van Kasteren

Translation
Balance BV Amsterdam

ISSN 978-90-77166-58-1
NUR 740

Figure references

Deloitte (2013). Exponential growth in technology will disrupt your industry and change your life. Geraadpleegd op 15 december 2014 via https://actueel.deloitte.nl/media/177833/infographic_singularity_innovation.jpg

Kurstjens, H., Maas, J. & Steffens, T. (2012). NL2030 – een nieuw verdienmodel voor Nederland. Amsterdam: BCG.

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Photo credits
Contents: eVolo/REX / Hollandse Hoogte

Chapter 1, top of page: Corbis / Hollandse Hoogte
Photo 2: Corbis / Hollandse Hoogte
Photo 3: Roel Visser / Hollandse Hoogte

Chapter 2, top of page: Hans Peter van Velthoven / HP|PH Photography
Photo 2: Thomas Schlijper / Hollandse Hoogte
Photo 3: Veen-Goos / Hollandse Hoogte

Chapter 3, top of page: CAMERA PRESS/ED/CE – Google / Hollandse Hoogte
Photo 2: Corbis / Hollandse Hoogte
Photo 3: Bert Beelen / Hollandse Hoogte
Photo 3: REX features Ltd. / Hollandse Hoogte
Smart buildings pop-up: Georgeman / Shutterstock
Efficient mobility pop-up: Bas Beentjes / Hollandse Hoogte
Healthy nutrition pop-up: GE Japan Corporation

Chapter 4, top of page: Bram Petraeus / Hollandse Hoogte
Photo 2: Syda Productions / Shutterstock
Photo 3: Higyou / Shutterstock
Photo 4: Ociacia / Shutterstock
Photo 5: Sijmen Hendriks / Hollandse Hoogte

Chapter 5, top of page: Christophe Licoppe – Philip Reynaers / Hollandse Hoogte
Photo 2: Bas Beentjes / Hollandse Hoogte
Photo 3: A1Stock / Shutterstock

Chapter 6, top of page: Corbis / Hollandse Hoogte
Photo 2: Corbis / Hollandse Hoogte
Photo 3: Iurii / Shutterstock

Chapter 7, top of page: Flip Franssen / Hollandse Hoogte
Photo 2: VLADGRIN / Shutterstock
Photo 3: wk1003mike / Shutterstock
Photo 4: Brian A Jackson / Shutterstock
Photo 5: Sabine Joosten / Hollandse Hoogte
Photo 6: Viappy / Shutterstock

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