Tag Archives: Sustainability

The social, economic and environmental benefits of Green Infrastructure (GI)

My interest in Green Infrastructure (GI) (see my three previous posts) in an urban context is in the potential to revalue places differently. That this should be a concern from (combined) social, economic and environmental perspectives. The need to revalue … Continue reading

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Generous responses to researching Continuous Productive Urban Landscapes in Leeds

At the Urban Food Justice launch event Andre Viljoen presented his research on CPULS Continuous Productive Urban Landscapes – the need to develop sustainable urban food production within the boundaries and the edges of cities. He cited case studies from … Continue reading

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Urban Food Justice: planning a new urban growing strategy for Leeds

Since last Autumn I’ve been taking part in a new Leeds-based social platform, Urban Food Justice. This is a research and activist project led by campaigner and academic Chiara Tornaghi. Set up initially as a series of workshops and events/excursions, this … Continue reading

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Creative Transition #2

As part of continuing to think about how to support people to thrive, and not just survive I’m interested in the Transition Handbook notion of re-skilling; where people re-learn how to cook, sew, mend a bike – basic skills that … Continue reading

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Creative Transition #1

18 months ago I read Rob Hopkins ‘Transition Handbook; from oil to dependency to local resistance’ (2008). I found much of the thinking within of real interest in terms of Waymarking’s practice. With the triple crunch (global financial crisis, peak … Continue reading

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Wonderland – St Denis, Paris #3

Ellen Holleman and I made a presentation which suggested an ‘open source place-making*’ approach to regeneration in the area of St Denis. We felt that a range of community development approaches would be successful in a partnership between local creative … Continue reading

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Wonderland – St Denis, Paris #1

In August I was part of a fantastic workshop in St Denis, Paris – ran by international architect’s network Wonderland (www.wonderland.cx) and hosted by artist-led studios Le6B (www.le6b.org) Over 4 days (16-20 Aug) around 16 architects, artists and urban designers … Continue reading

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