We’re spending a lot of time chasing the wrong things. We’re pursuing things that don’t make us happy, and don’t make us healthy, and do trash the planet.
I’m an advocate for balance, for a recognition of different values that are weighed equally. An advocate for cultural and environmental values that are considered equal to economic values.
There is a sense of double standards, sustainability should be a global concept, it shouldn’t be hypocritical in the sense that you have one set of standards that apply to the developed world and another to the developing.
It’s cold pressing your nose against the screen
I thought the solution should be something to inspire the generation that are coming after us.
If you want to do something, do it.
The first step is getting the people in the room, and then you have to get something done
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?