Tag Archives: Connectivity

‘Public Sector Technology’ in The Times

New writing… Pleased to say I have had another piece published in The Times newspaper, as part of a special report on Public Sector Technology by Raconteur. It looks at the emergence of Bristol as a leading advocate and achiever in smart … Continue reading

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The Future in 5 Words… #1: ‘Sensorsational’

Why Cities will be… ‘Sensorsational’  Mushrooming urbanisation has already seen us race past the halfway point for the proportion of people living in cities (with estimates reaching 54% in 2014) and is predicted to hit 2 in every 3, by 2050 (66%). With the boom … Continue reading

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Sustainable community: It’s a people thing

A version of this article first appeared on the Sustainability Talk & News website, published 23 April, 2013. What is a sustainable community? Some might say there is no such thing. I would counter, in fact, that there is no such thing … Continue reading

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Race against time for future cities

A version of this article first appeared in a Special Report on ‘Future Cities’, published in The Times, 26 March, 2013. According to data from the UN, in 2008, the proportion of the world’s population living in urban areas passed … Continue reading

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Rise of the Smart City consumer

A version of this article first appeared in a Special Report on ‘Smart Cities’, published in The Times, 7 June, 2012. Sustainability is a modern business-model essential, not merely a wish-list desirable. Why? Ask any of the 1,000 thought-leaders and … Continue reading

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Smart Cities: When efficiency is not enough

A version of this article first appeared in a Special Report on ‘Smart Cities’, published in The Times, 7 June, 2012.   Efficiencies in technology and infrastructure will bring multiple benefits to inhabitants of Smart Cities – saving them time … Continue reading

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Swarm Theory

Sustainability: A collective noun Picture the scene: the Kalahari, the Pacific, or maybe simply on the Common, over the railway from your Mum’s, where you take the dog on a crisp bright Sunday after lunch… Herds of migrating wildebeest on … Continue reading

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The Rise of the Eco-Warrior Poet

Currently on the rise in corporate culture: A Rebel with a Cause, a way with words and a Boardroom backer; a Connective; a social engineer, piping up the basement to the penthouse; closing loops and opening minds, a demand teacher, … Continue reading

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Generation-S: Calling all Connectives!

The world of 21st-century business is desperately seeking Generation-S, keen to pool the Sustainability gene. Alert Personnel: Joined-up recruitment required. Wanted: the new mind-setters, the cultural shifters, the change agents. So, who are the new breed? What do they want? … Continue reading

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