Author Archives: martin brown

Imagine Better

Following the success of my Imagine Better keynote for Specifi events, here are links and background reading to references made: Much of the Imagine Better thinking is from here, my Fairsnape blog or from within FutuREstorative. Thoughts and comments and blogs from … Continue reading

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Cities as an Eco System?

A comment and question after the talk in Liverpool led to an interesting pre-dinner networking discussion. Are cities an ecosystem? For a short response the answer is yes, but, as in all eco systems, its complex, but makes for a … Continue reading

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Klout closes this week: are we now living in the world Klout built?

@klout May 10 To all of our fans: after careful consideration we have decided to shut down the Klout website & the Klout Score. This will happen on May 25, 2018. It has been a pleasure serving you, and thank you … Continue reading

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Sustainability, Restorative to Regenerative

Our RESTORE Cost Action publication that records the outputs of the sustainability working group is now available to download from the RESTORE website.  This publication, with contributions from over 20 EU countries is an exploration in progressing a paradigm shift in … Continue reading

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ILFI Hero Recognition

  A huge thank you to staff and organisers at International Living Future Institute for a wonderful and inspiring Living Futures conference in Portland last week. I feel greatly honored and moved to be recognised as a 2018 ILFI Hero. … Continue reading

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Introducing: Living Future Institute Europe

After many years in discussion and planning, the LIVING FUTURE INSTITUTE EUROPE was launched at a number of events in Berlin and London last week. WHY LIVING FUTURE INSTITUTE EUROPE In December of 2015, world leaders came together to find a … Continue reading

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Bullitt Centre 5th Anniversary: An Environmental and Commercial Success

Five years old on Earth Day 2018, the Bullitt Center is surpassing its lofty environmental goals, as well as meeting its commercial objectives. “The Bullitt Center is proof that profitable, zero energy Living Buildings are possible,” said Denis Hayes, CEO … Continue reading

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