Category Archives: Sustainability

Are you Happy to Eat ‘Edible Food-like Substances’?

Food just isn’t what it used to be. Back in the old days, you could buy food from the corner shop, or you’d grow it yourself. You were lucky if you had a refrigerator, so food was something you purchased … 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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Less Bad is not the same as Good – the Sustainable Cars of the Future

“The world will not evolve past its current state of crisis by using the same thinking that created the situation” – Albert Einstein Green – The New Religion There’s no escaping the continuing environmental and consumer messages about reducing energy … Continue reading

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How I fell in love with a fish

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Think fish farming is sustainable? Watch this very entertaining video by a chef in search of a real sustainable fish.

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Are Industry Roadmaps Stifling Innovation?

Climate Change refocuses everything. The trajectory that we were all on has suddenly been interrupted with a new emerging awareness that how we have been living and what we have been making as a human species has been and is … Continue reading

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Are Lithium batteries an environmental problem for EVs?

My colleague Sian from We Are Futureproof and I have been sticking our necks out and supporting electric vehicle technology. However, that’s not a position readily shared by many environmental groups or even the Green political party. Several NGO’s are … Continue reading

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Riversimple launches the car company of the future

┬áNot 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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New Towns where Cars aren’t Needed

It’s hard for me to remember being in a town where cars where not the dominant form of transport. Maybe university towns come the closest, where most everyone rode an old bike to classes and cars were more on the … Continue reading

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