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Has the world reached peak ecological footprint?

Humanity’s ecological footprint may have leveled off after decades of consistent increase, according to new data released last week by the Global Footprint Network. Mathis Wackernagel, founder and CEO of Global Footprint Network, speaking in an interview with me from… Continue Reading →

March 28 talk and discussion, Carmarthen

Thursday March 28, 2pm-4pm. Lecture and discussion on Living within planetary limits by David Thorpe Room TL05, Teaching and Learning Block, Trinity St David’s University of Wales, Carmarthen campus, SA31 3EP. Tel: 01267 676767. Organised by the Business Studies Dept.

What is one planet living? – Video

What is one planet living? Watch a video of my talk at the Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience!

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 →

How can cities reduce their ecological footprint?

The last post in this series looked at the vital role of ecological footprinting in ensuring that our individual actions are truly sustainable – i.e. within the limits of what the Earth’s resources can provide. This is called ‘one planet’… Continue Reading →

Designing a one planet settlement – for architecture students

Architect Mark Waghorn have just finished helping out with a 2nd year architecture students’ project about designing a one planet settlement on the edge of a real town, for the School of Architecture students at Swansea’s branch of the University… 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 →

Feeding future cities within the limits to growth

By the end of the century there will be about 11.2 billion human beings on the planet, around 70-80% of whom may well be living in cities. How will we feed them without destroying our life-support system? What should be… Continue Reading →

Towards ‘One Planet’ cities

At an excellent symposium on 2nd August 2017 at Imperial College, London on future cities – I gave a presentation about moving towards ‘One Planet’ Cities, how Wales is moving towards this idea, the need for measurement and the need to… Continue Reading →

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