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...
An Economy of Place – Part 11

An Economy of Place – Part 11

HOW DO WE CREATE REGENERATIVE TOURISM DESTINATIONS? Although we haven’t quite yet finished the part of this series which looks at key issues that help us shift from extractive to interconnected economies, the time has come to take a sideways shift to look at some...