There’s a strong technical solution bias – ICT is the new technical fix that will allow us to not change our lifestyles in order to achieve sustainability – and of course that’s hard to say no to, it’s very tempting to believe in such a narrative.
Over the long term a pillars model is intellectual nonsense, you cannot have a little bit of sustainability on a finite planet.
How to use narratives as a way of exploring possible futures – both desired futures and frightening futures.
If a country can afford to keep its population healthy, then it should do so.
Wake up each day and salute the sun if it’s out, appreciate the natural processes around you, We’re here for a short time on this beautiful planet and we’re here in a caretaker role.
The role of the scholar, the engaged scientist and the engaged citizen are compatible, complementary, and in fact necessary.
We need infrastructure and systems to support positive environmental outcomes.
Create new conversations
My miracle would be a very big thing, but would require a lot of small things.
We have a lot of fun in what we do in trying to save the world.
The single most powerful thing we can share with kids – they’re the custodians of the land – they have to take care of it, and here are some ways how.
Everything around you is an engineered system – start demanding of the engineers to change things.
With every dollar we spend, we vote for a certain kind of world.
I would like to do the sorts of projects that 30 years down the line, if the world has gone to hell, people will say “thank god we did this”, and if 30 years down the line nothing has gone to hell and everything is fine then people will say “oh my god, I’m so […]
What we’re really doing is resource recovery of people, we just happen to be using the waste stream.
Doing things differently is an effective narrative.
I rank architecture by going to look at the bathrooms…it is the utilitarian areas that reveal weaknesses…but sustainability weaknesses in architecture are much more disguised.
Just as we know our landscapes are fragmented, so too is our law. A double-up of our problems.