Ghost towns and crackdowns: The politics of urban Covid-19 control
By Tom Goodfellow and David Jackman As different responses to coronavirus are implemented around the world, cities have come sharply into focus. One city will forever be associated with the unleashing of Covid-19, and cities account for the most dramatic infection rates. For obvious reasons, urban areas are seen as constituting the most threatening environments for the transmission of […]
Why it makes sense to build ecosystem restoration into economic growth plans
It’s increasingly clear that there is something fundamentally wrong with the way humans run the world.
Earth care, people care and ‘fair share’
Exploring the transformative potential of permaculture in the global South
An Uncomfortable Cosiness: The Oslo REDD+ Exchange
Rob Hardie looks at structural failures and potential solutions following the 2016 REDD+ Oslo Exchange.
Designer activism and post-democracy
Re-blog from Alex de Waal: for campaigners committed to transformational social change, the unscripted howl of celebrities is a weak peg on which to hang a movement.
Rebuilding Barpak: resilience and the difficult transition from emergency relief to long-term reconstruction
One year on from the Nepal earthquake we discuss resilience and resconstruction in Barpak, the village closest to the epicenter of the earthquake.