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What you can do in 2020 to tackle climate change!

25 ways to reduce your carbon and ecological footprint You’ve heard about the climate and extinction crises. You probably want to do something in your own life. Here at the One Planet Centre we’ve been working on the most effective… Continue Reading →

Producing more of what we consume locally helps us come clean about carbon emissions

We can’t blame China for burgeoning carbon emissions. We can only tackle climate change if we address the fact that a great proportion of China’s emissions – and other countries’ – come from the fact that we import goods from… 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 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 →

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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