ecotowns – small steps in the right direction and stop …

There may be one or two things as important for humanity’s future, but nothing is more important than ecocities. a great, insight, article by Richard Register on Eco Cities, which here in the UK may give another view on eco towns, from both sides, ie both those planning and those opposing: But what is most […]

an eco car for your eco home?

Dont you just love this.? The eco car to go with your eco home, if your allowed one that is. Futurist, and Shaping Tomorrow colleague, CindyFW over in Kansas brought this to my attention through a recent twitter. I muse: what if in 10 years or so this is the common persons car, the one […]

UK’s first carbon neutral city

It was only a matter of time before the extension of eco homes, eco villages and eco towns was applied to eco cities in the UK, after all the rest of the world has eco-cities. I should mention the great work being done at a community level over in Ashton Hayes – aiming to be […]

News from the SD research network

News from the SD research network CABE ‘Climate Change Festival’ 31st May – 8th June 2008; Birmingham CABE is joining forces with Birmingham City Council to host the world’s first climate change festival to link climate change with urban planning and design. The Festival aims to illustrate how a successful planning response to climate change […]

isite radar for 14 april

Phil has mentioned podcasts recently – just as I was to recommend the Guardian Environment Weekly podast. Listened to the last two on the car journey home last night, useful interviews with Brain Paddick and Ken Livingston. Next week plans an interview with Boris Johnson (all of whom are apparently standing for Mayor of London […]

Urban revolution

Continuing the theme of Eco Cities … Jaime Lerner‘s ‘urban revolution’ successfully transformed a congested, grimy, crime-ridden city into a world-renowned model of green living and social innovation. London can do it too, reports  Tom Phillips in an excellent and inspiring article. Jaime Lerner will be speaking in London next Monday, one of a series […]

Worlds greenest city and eco home?

Is the German city of Freiburg, the  worlds greenest Eco City? Is the Passiv Haus the most effective and efficient Eco-Home? If so why are we not learning for eco-homes and eco-towns in the UK ? Also, more on Eco Cities at Eco City 2008

Bristol city region to become showcase for sustainability

I noticed the headline above in the local evening paper while in Bristol over the weekend and followed up links from Forum for the Future: With nine in ten people in the UK now living in cities, the majority are already struggling with issues including congestion, pollution, limited housing, energy production and consumption and waste. […]