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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 →

Harmony in Food and Farming – blueprint for a revolution

A review of the Harmony in Food and Farming conference on 10-11 July 2017 in Llandovery College, Wales. Agriculture is responsible for 24% of global greenhouse gas emissions. We need to feed a growing population a better diet, more sustainably…. Continue Reading →

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