An Economy of Place – Part 16

An Economy of Place – Part 16

WHEN STANDARDISATION IS THE ENEMY OF LIFE One of Life’s key design principles is Uniqueness. We can see this Uniqueness through nature’s pattern literacy. There are only a handful of forms that appear throughout time in nature — waves, streamlines, clouds, spirals,...
An Economy of Place – Part 15

An Economy of Place – Part 15

FOOD SYSTEMS Ecological, Economic & Social Benefits of Local Food Systems What then, is the role that localising food systems can play in delivering regenerative economies? How can a focus on food help to regenerative urban communities and their economies, and...
An Economy of Place – Part 14

An Economy of Place – Part 14

FOOD SYSTEMS 2 The Story of SCOOP Situated between the south coast of England, close to the French coastline lies Jersey — the largest of the Channel Islands, a self-governing dependency that is part of the United Kingdom but still uniquely independent. It is well...
An Economy of Place – Part 13

An Economy of Place – Part 13

FOOD SYSTEMS Localising Food Systems – Naive Dream or Creative Optimism As I publish this we are fast approaching the UN Food Systems Summit in September 2021. Since the post-war environment of the 1950s activated the ‘green revolution’ in food systems, there...
An Economy of Place – Part 12

An Economy of Place – Part 12

HOW DO WE CREATE REGENERATIVE CITIES? By 2050, the UN estimates that 70% of all people will live in cities — up from 55% today. Although the growth of cities was first seen in Europe and North America, more recently it is Asia and Africa that are growing. Asia has...