Building a world of
resilient communities.

Bioregions: Notes on a Design Agenda

In myriad projects around the world, a new economy is emerging whose core value is stewardship, not extraction.

Laboratory for Microclimates

Under what circumstances would we become mindful stewards of living systems, not just their expoiters?

Socially Smart Sanitation

What if sanitation is not just about the kit? If sanitation solutions cannot be mass-produced at will, like a box of software, what, then, is the alternative?

Food as a Commons

In California, the prototype of a combined social, political and technical solution has been launched which promises to unlock the food system crisis.

Presence and Encounter – How We Meet Is As Important As Why

As we change the way we govern our communities, our cities, and our ecosystems, a variety of different actors and stakeholders – formal and informal, big and small – need to work together...

Keep your stuff alive

Every object has a dark side – and that’s especially true in fashion.

Cloud Commuting

A two-year project in Belgium proposes new relationships between people, goods, energy, equipment, spaces, and value. Its design objective: a networked mobility ecosystem.

Energy: Thriving On Five Percent?

The modern city has been shaped by the availability of cheap oil and resources, and plentiful credit.

Caloryville: The two-wheeled city

In China, ‘battery-bikes’ are outselling cars by four-to-one. Pedelec sales are soaring in Europe, too. Is this the start of system-wide phase-shift in transportation?

Shoe City vs Sole Rebels

Two radically opposed models of development are being born in Ethiopia at the same time. One is small, local, socially fair, and ecologically respectful. The other takes the globalisation of fashion to a new and more destructive level.