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How to be green – resource productivity in action on sydney trains

I saw one of ‘adapted’ train carriages on my train ride from the city back to my office this week – resource productivity in action. Having started my career in London and commuted on the tubes for 5 years, I have still yet to come across a packed train in Sydney, no matter what time […]

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How to be green – the one planet benefits of ‘productivity’ rather than ‘efficiency’

Although it may at first not appear that a Russian medical train is a possible solution to living within the means of one planet it does in fact have huge benefits. Our future needs to focus on productivity as much if not more than efficiency. How so? The downside Let us first look at the […]

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Growth or progress – that is the question.

We are in interesting times again. The bulls are claiming a restart of growth, there is a prediction of 2% global GDP growth in 2014 and the talk around town is 2014 is the start of the next 5 years of growth. But we have many (non-australian) political leaders around the world stating climate change […]

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Competitive Collaboration Part 3 – How do we enable it?

I wrote last week about what is Competitive Collaboration and why I believe it will save the world, today is about how we enable Competitive Collaboration between companies. In my post about what is Competitive Collaboration I took analogies from what is is within companies to explore what it could be between companies. The key […]

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An mews’ing way to increase density and affordability

The ‘mews’ of old were houses that integrated living and working into a very compact and functional space. The mews houses were the stable servant quarters for the larger residential homes that they backed onto, they are dotted all over London and other cities in Europe. The pre-gentrified mews homes had stables for the horses […]

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What is sustainability – Ocean Fish Farming

Depleting fish stocks, super trawlers, fishing rights and increasing demand for fish to eat have all led to new forms of ‘farming’ fish. It makes sense – confine the space to an area that can be easily managed, net the farms to avoid other fish entering the enclosures, no need for trawlers and it avoid […]

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Sunday Morning Disruptive Technology – Bike Sharing Mapping

Bit of a combination this one – the disruption of bike sharing and the internet of things. Found an article on the awesome co-exist site about a guy in the UK who has used the internet of things to map in real time the use of bike sharing around the world. It’s a great site […]

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