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The ‘one planet’ solution to declaring climate emergency

Cities and countries are declaring a climate emergency. But what should they do next? Here’s the perfect answer. The carbon footprint is included in the ecological footprint – which covers everything that is produced and consumed and the ability of… Continue Reading →

A new ‘one planet’ Local Development Strategy for Swansea

We at the Centre for One Planet Living are pleased to have been engaged to rewrite the Local Development Strategy for Swansea’s Rural Development Programme’s Local Action Group. The new strategy will focus its efforts on supporting the area to… Continue Reading →

Quick guide to Wales’ Well-Being of Future Generations Act

Wales is pioneering a route to a ‘one planet’ country with this legislation. The following is a much compressed summary of the case study in the forthcoming book One Planet Cities. Download a PDF of this article here: Wales Future… Continue Reading →

How to define a ‘One Planet’ City

In the first of a series of posts revealing extracts up to the publication of the important new book, ‘One Planet’ Cities, here are two new pages on this website: Six steps to a one planet city Chapter summaries from… Continue Reading →

Forthcoming book: ‘One Planet’ Cities: Sustaining Humanity within Planetary Limits

I’m thrilled that my important new book, ‘One Planet’ Cities: Sustaining Humanity within Planetary Limits, will be out next May. It addresses the crucial question of how the essential needs of the growing human population can be met without breaking… Continue Reading →

Community Land Trust workshop

Community Land Trusts are a popular way for groups of people to develop co-housing projects. Calon Cymru Network, a client of ours, is hosting a workshop this Sunday on this topic, led by Ian Crawley of the Community Land Trust… Continue Reading →

What is one planet development?

Something special is happening in Wales. The country is using legislation to shift itself into a very different direction from England. The Welsh Government has said that it wants to be more sustainable, by reducing its ‘ecological footprint’ to a… Continue Reading →

How to build a garden city

An ambitious new book is a thorough attempt both to tell the history of the garden city movement in Britain and to provide guidance on planning and creating such a city now. While it is extremely useful, it does largely… Continue Reading →

A ‘One Planet’ neighbourhood in Wales

A pioneering study has begun in a part of Wales, UK, aimed at pointing the way towards ‘One Planet’ neighbourhoods. One of the instigators is ‘The One Planet Life’ author David Thorpe, in his capacity as an Administrator of Calon… Continue Reading →

Californian ‘one planet’ development planned around urban farm reaps first harvest

Homes and farmland at The Cannery. The first American housing project that puts an urban farm intentionally in the centre of a community has begun to win awards and serve its first harvest. It is billed as California’s first farm-to-table… Continue Reading →

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