Introductory Vodcast to the Book
Mark Kelly, Earle Arney and David Craven discuss their intent for writing Public #5: A Human Thing and comment on some of the key findings of Woods Bagot’s research into sustainability.
Global Issue. Personal Impact.The next revolution is upon us, where natural capital will drive future business opportunity. Woods Bagot acknowledges that a problem of this magnitude has no single solution.
Sense and SustainabilityThe ‘Green Team’ program was Woods Bagot’s response to do something practical for the environment, making sustainability a core part of the firm’s design philosophy.
Sustainability: Strategy or Spin?Sustainability is the new business buzzword, but companies need to do more than pay lip service to it.
Sustainability Who Cares? A Property Industry Survey
The Future of SustainabilityFive leading figures in the industry share their perspectives on where sustainability is heading.
Red to GreenChina, the world’s largest producer of greenhouse gas emissions is said to be choking on its own success. Authorities and developers are starting to take steps to address their cities.
Attitude to ActionAttitudes and actions are not the same. This paper proposes that in the quest to generate change in an organisation all elements of behavioural change need to be addressed.
S.E.E. Breeze: The Impact of Indoor Air Quality on EducationOne of the major problems of built structures, including learning environments, is that they contain numerous sources of airborne pollutants.
Vertical FarmingVertical Farms are modelled on multi-storey building construction, teamed with a sustainable, agricultural strategy. Read the interview with pioneer Dr Despommier.
PUBLIC #5: A HUMAN THING
For the first time in human history more than half of the world’s population lives in cities. As the globe experiences rapid climate change and issues of energy and resources conservation are paramount, the design industry faces an urgent challenge on how better buildings and cities can significantly reduce our impact on the environment. By entering the debate, Public#5 acknowledges that a problem on this scale has no single solution: policy, technology and behavioural change all have important roles to play in an arena that traverses the individual, product, industry, city, country, affecting the entire globe.