Are we really being honest about what is happening and taking responsibility for choosing our own future?
Many people will find the graph and brief commentary in this tweet sad and scary, especially if they understand the story they tell and accept their implications:
Source: Flickr vanhookc CC BY-SA
The new year is traditionally a time for new beginnings.
Many of us will have resolved to make changes to how we go about our personal lives. Some of these can reduce our environmental impact – if done the right way. For example:
Momentum is building in the lead-up to the UN climate talks in Paris that begin on 30 November 2015 and are crucial to our future.
What – and who – will cause the tipping point that will lead to the bold decisions we need being taken before it is too late?
It may well be come from sleeping giants.
International Climate Change Symposium 17-18 August 2015, CC BY Islamic Relief
Recently completed residential units in Kingston, ACT, Australia. (I could have chosen some even newer and more boring ones in the same suburb, but these were handy.)
Image by Gillian King, CC BY-NC-SA
In my last post I wrote about the current and emerging complicated and complex challenges for urban planning and development and how collaboration can address these challenges – and get good outcomes.
If you were planning a new urban development – or a new home – what would be your goals for addressing these challenges?
Think about it for a moment.
If you were living or working in – or Continue reading
I was recently involved in consultation about planning for a new suburban development. We were responding to a proposal from a developer.
Most of us involved do not have any problem with development per se, especially increasing density in existing urban areas. That’s because it can be an exciting step forward in Continue reading