Towards New Innovative Collaborations

Our recent publication “Towards New Innovative Collaborations” exploring PPP Public Partnerships and Collaborative Working within the changing built environment sector, is now available through Amazon Extracts from the publication follow … Introduction This report presents an industry perspective and context of Public Private Partnerships (PPP), the discussion of which is supported by evidence from extant […]

Towards New Innovative Collaborations

Our PPP Publication, “Towards New Innovative Collaborations” was recently released  and available via Amazon. Starting with a fabulous quote from Hannah Jones at Nike: ” innovations required to create the future won’t come from a single source. Not from science. Not from technology.Not from governments. Not from business. But from all of us. We must harness […]

Sustainable futures require collective power of unconventional partnerships

Early today I came across this excellent quote* from Hannah Jones, Nike’s global head of sustainability and innovation: “We believe that the innovations required to create the future won’t come from a single source. Not from science. Not from technology. Not from governments. Not from business. But from all of us. We must harness the […]

Architects and Green Deal: greater ability to improve public health than medical professionals

‘Architects have a greater ability to improve public health than medical professionals’ A provocative statement  made by physician Dr. Claudia Miller, assistant dean at the University of Texas School of Medicine, at a recent  healthy building materials panel moderated and blogged by Kirk Teske on his Point of View blog. The panel* made a unanimous call […]

#PPPConf2013 – Industry Day to Explore Public Private Partnerships

Cover it Live blog for Days 1 and 2 now live here Are PPP’s the way forward for construction, energy, health, education, infrastructure and wellbeing projects? UCLAN are hosting an industry day with industry and academic thought leaders on the 20th March to address this question. This will form the third day of the three […]

Carbon taxes to deliver ‘free’ #GreenDeal home improvements? #CSR

Reducing carbon emissions and lifting home owners out of fuel poverty traps were central to the development of Green Deal.  Reducing CO2 through Green Deal was part of the government’s fourth Carbon Budget to deliver the Climate Change Act 2008. Yet amidst all the financial  assessment and standards debates over the last 12 months, these drivers seem […]