books about a planet in peril

“I think hard times are coming, when we will be wanting the voices of writers who can see alternatives to how we live now and even imagine some real grounds for hope.” Ursula Le Guin, 2014 FutuREstorative included a list of books that have inspired me along my sustainability journey. However since its publication in […]

22 Must Read Sustainability Books

One of my aims in writing FutuREstorative was to explore and encourage new thinking for sustainability in the built environment. In turn, inspiration for the book has, in part, come from a number of classic writers and books over the last half century or so, woven into FutuREstorative and into built environment sustainability potentials.

Books that have shaped our thinking … Parts 1 and 2

Driving back from Andrew Platten’s funeral with Anne Parker, conversation was centred on how Andrew had inspired us, and others, in numerous ways; (for me, sustainability, academia/industry collaboration and cycling) And as is common when discussing inspiration, our conversation picked up on books that have shaped our thinking. As we travelled over the M62, I rattled off a few […]

FutuREstorative: Working Towards a New Sustainability

Publication of FutuREstorative (set for Jul 2016) edges closer with the books product page going live on the RIBA Bookshop. FutuREstorative: Working Towards a New Sustainability Description This book aims to further the debate on new sustainability thinking in the built environment, by bringing together a selection of short contributions from thought leaders in the UK […]

Cowed: A Book Review

Cowed:  The Hidden Impact of 93 million Cows on America’s Health, Economy, Politics, Culture and Environment,  Denis Hayes and Gail Boyer Hayes Do Cows hibernate Dad? asked one of my sons a decade or so ago when we moved into rural Lancashire, noticing that cows were absent in the fields during winter months and as then […]