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Russell Brand on living within the means of one planet – seriously

Now, you maybe as surprised as me to hear Russell Brand talking (fairly) seriously about the current constraints we face on our one planet but he has, and quite elegantly and with authority to boot. Russell’s interview with Jeremy Paxman in the UK is doing the internet rounds and is worth a watch, but his […]

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Sustainable Buildings 2020 – WGBW results are in

It’s taken me a couple of weeks, but it is finally finished. The world’s first Global Cundall Workshop exploring the drivers for Sustainable Buildings in 2020 have been summarised into one report. I have broken the report down into Global, Regional and City results and trends to highlight the difference in voting across the globe. […]

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We can’t decouple economic growth from the limits of our planet

This can’t just be a coincidence – our genuine progress indicator and our living planet index have been in decline every year since the year that we started to exceed the limits of our one planet. It’s true. Using ecological footprinting as a measure of our impact on our one planets resources we exceeded the […]

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Beautiful photos of abandoned America – loads of natural capital value

I found these amazing photos by Matthew Christopher on a Fast Company Co-Exist article. The article points out that the abandonment of some of these places has happened over the years as developed countries chased the cheaper alternative of being able to manufacturer stuff in developing countries for a fraction of the price. They are […]

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How to be green – cost your externalities

Following on from my post yesterday about moving to the Ecological Model (don’t forget the free book competition) and how we need to shift from our current economy to an ecological economy and what does that mean for the property industry, I thought this was quite interesting. A UK firm called TruCost specialises in calculating […]

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Sunday Morning Disruptive Tech – Carbon Fibre Concrete Composites

I haven’t posted a disruptive tech one for a while, not for lack of interest. This one caught my eye though – lots of opportunities for construction of the built environment. Smart Planet was yet again the source for new technologies, featuring an article on the construction of a bridge in 10 days. The video […]

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How to be green – don’t save the Panda?

A bit controversial this one and I am not sure what I think about the suggestion but I thought I would share it. An article from Bloomberg suggests that we shouldn’t be prolonging the inevitable demise of the Panda and that Darwinism isn’t for crybabies. But maybe Oscar Wilde was right. “The first test of […]

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