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Swansea Councillors asked to pass motion for ‘One Planet’ Swansea

Swansea Councillors are being asked by members of the ‘One Planet’ Swansea working group to pass a motion declaring that Swansea City become a ‘one planet’ city. The text of the email sent to all councillors reads: I would like… Continue Reading →

How cities can adopt the ‘One Planet’ City framework

How can the essential needs of the growing human population be met without breaking the Earth’s already-stretched life-support system? This is the question I set myself to answer with my new book, ‘One Planet’ Cities: Sustaining Humanity within Planetary Limits…. 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 →

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.

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 →

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 →

What is the carrying capacity of the Earth?

The carrying capacity of the earth is measured by its ecological footprint. This tells us how much area of biologically productive land and water an individual, population, or activity requires to produce all the resources it consumes and to absorb… Continue Reading →

Farmers outside São Paulo get $5m to help sell organic produce in the city

The financial and business hub of Brazil is to get US$5 million to help farmers on São Paulo’s perimeter sell organic produce in the mega city’s markets and restaurants. The initiative could prevent many struggling farmers from selling their land to developers, which encourages further… Continue Reading →

An Urban Permaculture Passivhaus Eco-Community

A plan of the development generated by architects RG+P. We can get a glimpse of a sustainable, one planet urban community might be like by looking at existing projects. Presently, the largest permaculture-based, Passivhaus urban eco-community in Europe, is being… Continue Reading →

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