Informal exchange is binding, it creates ties, it creates social obligation.
Design is about improving the world, that’s kind of why you do it. It’s an optimistic craft – you really do believe that you can make the world better. The position you have determines your view on what better is – not who happens to be paying you.
Activism is really important. It is entirely possible to change the world.
Cities all across the planet are coming from the same place – a desire to ensure that our communities are prepared to play our role in both responding to and mitigating possible future shocks.
Regular co-host Shane Gallagher is standing for election in Dunedin South. Accordingly, to comply with the Electoral Act, he is unable to appear on the show as host until after the regulated period. In this show he appears as a guest. Shane Gallagher is a Green Party candidate for Dunedin South and a trade unionist. He works at the University […]
When the city and the cycling advocates and the business community can come together and get a plan for urban cycling in this city, I will make it my personal mission that funding is not a barrier to getting that plan implemented.
Even in a future of scarcity, we still need technology, we just have to design it very differently.
Playful ways of engaging people in a way that gets people’s attention – a laugh or a smile is vital. If we are browbeaten into being involved, who’s going to last?
Can we afford policies to address child poverty? First, Yes. Second, Can we afford not to?
Food is our most fundamental form of consumption
Sustainability is a way of thinking and a way of being. It’s a way of embodiment, it has nothing to do with study, it has nothing to do with opinion, it has to be with way that you be, that you are.
The extravagant users…if they are getting the same utility as the lowest users – having the same sorts of experiences, then why do they need all these things?
I realised that there’s not much you can do to improve things (in urban planning) if you don’t address transport…it affects many of the public spaces between the buildings, it impacts on the energy we have to use to get from place to place, and it also has a big impact on household expenses.
The 95% certainty is itself problematic, because it is a very high level summary of lots of different details…if you pick the science apart there are some areas where we are much more certain than that, and there are other areas where there is a lot uncertainty…the basics of how the greenhouse effect works and […]
Pillaging the planet for every last ounce of resource in the hope that we can continue to live our lives exactly as we’ve always done is not sustainable growth.
An intuition of what is a kilowatt hour..it’s a fundamental thing about our society that you need to know now. And people’s intuition tends to be stunningly bad.