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 reduce the ecological footprint particularly of feeding cities.
‘One Planet’ cities attempt to support their citizens within the limits of planetary boundaries as defined by the effect of humanity’s activities divided by the capacity of the earth to support them. This we are currently not doing and it gives rise to many problems, such as climate change, mass extinctions, acute pollution and loss of soil fertility.
But there are solutions. You can download a copy of my presentation as a PDF here: One Planet Future Cities Presentation.