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22 May 2007




An old Hemingway post of mine you might be interested in:


David Barrie

Hemingway's right. Developers are currently taking too narrow a view of sustainability.

My current obsession is with local food production and 'food systems'. i.e. where do we get our food from in order to live a more sustainable lifestyle.

Just now, for all the emphasis of the development community upon carbon-efficiency and sustainable construction, there's insufficient thought given to the entire life-experience of residents.

People may be able in future to live in more sustainably constructed homes. But where do tey get their food from?

The carbon credit-worthiness of new heating and construction technology could be wiped out by twelve Tesco deliveries a day or turnips flown in from New Zealand.

There needs to be a bigger vision for sustainable living.


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