Category Archives: Innovation

The Truth of Uncertainty

It’s True, Isn’t it? Have you ever had an experience like this? Something peculiar started happening to me during my last year at university. Course by course, I suddenly began to realise that the things I was being taught were … Continue reading

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Can a Skyscraper Feed People?

Can we construct not only another skyscraper, but a sustainable urban environment that grows food for the 21st century city dweller? Normally when I look at the new skyscrapers crowding the London skyline, I see clever design, perhaps even the … Continue reading

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Audio: Designing a Resilient Transport System

In 2009, I made a series of podcasts for We Are Futureproof, a campaign group I helped create to explore the future of sustainable transport systems. In this podcast I interviewed Patrick Andrews from Riversimple all about resilience and how … Continue reading

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Newsnight Interviews Elon Musk

“Life has to be about more than just solving problems”. – Elon Musk, Newsnight 2013 I so LOVE Elon Musk. He so matter of factly states what the future will look like.  While we’d most likely listen to anyone else … Continue reading

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TED talk with Elon Musk

What kind of crazy dream would persuade Elon Musk of trying to take on the auto industry and build an all-electric car? This is a fascinating discussion between Elon Musk, founder of PayPal, Tesla Motors and SpaceX, and TED curator … Continue reading

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Redesigning the Future

How does design effect our future? I was delighted to watch this short video from a discussion at the RSA in London by a design team looking at how we can transition from a linear economy into a circular economy … Continue reading

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Riversimple launches the car company of the future

 Not only have they launched a prototype of their new urban hydrogen fuel call car, but Riversimple have essentially redefined how car companies of the future will operate. I love Riversimple. I’ve been following them since last year when they … Continue reading

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Why We Should support Electric Cars

The UK budget is coming around again next week, and as a preview the government announced plans this week to subsidise motorists up to £5000 to encourage them to buy electric or plug-in hybrid cars. We support the move as … Continue reading

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