Tag Archives: Development

Nigeria to New York; catwalk to city

Recent weeks have seen a few more of my journalism and blogging pieces published and I have provided a brief update menu of articles below, with links to original copy. Power and the Promise of the Grand Transition Summary: Why the Grand Transition … 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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Urban Greening: Nature is back in town

A version of this article first appeared in a Special Report on ‘Future Cities’, published in The Times, 26 March, 2013. According to received wisdom, it is not possible to put a price on Nature, however, to much debate, that … 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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