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Creating Chemistry Magazine 2019

Issue #8

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All over the world, more and more people are moving to cities. In 2030, there will be 43 megacities with more than 10 million inhabitants. In 1950, there were only two. Urbanization is presenting policymakers...

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Cities in motion

Concepts to keep traffic moving and improve quality of life. 

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The five E’s of a city planner

Singapore’s former chief planner explains how to make liveable megacities. 

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Urban resilience

Flooding is a threat for many cities around the world. BASF helps protect cities from the elements. 

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Plastic bans against waste?

Can banning certain types of plastic solve the waste problem? 

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Let there be light

Daylight is good for people – but what if there isn’t enough of it? We show some solutions that work with nature. 

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Sand in short supply

Sand is everywhere? Not any more. After water, sand is the most-used raw material in the world – and it is becoming a scarce resource. 

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Ordering the world

In 2019, we mark the Year of the Periodic Table – reason to pay closer attention to the elements.

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Why coastal protection is important

Shanghai is exposed to flooding and high tides. The 360° video shows how the city is shaped by the power of water. 

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Waste not, want not

A high-tech industry in a balancing act between technology and the garbage can.

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About Creating Chemistry

Products and solutions based on chemistry enrich our lives every day. They help to conserve resources, to produce healthy food and to improve people’s quality of life.

But chemistry’s contribution is often not easy to see at first glance. With BASF's Creating Chemistry magazine, we aim to show how chemistry helps to meet global challenges.

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