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    David Thorpe of One Planet Life is a Lecturer in One Planet Living at UWTSD and a Patron of the One Planet Council. The author of several books and thousands of articles, he also works for Calon Cymru Network, was a Special Consultant at Sustainable Cities Collective and is a former editor of Energy and Environmental Management magazine.

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    David Thorpe

    Introducing One Planet Cities: sustaining humanity within planetary limits

    David Thorpe 22-May-2019

    David Thorpe of One Planet Life shares the ideas and aspirations behind his new book One Planet Cities, outlining his vision for sustainable urban communities. Read more

    Proposal for a ‘one planet’ food revolution

    David Thorpe 13-Feb-2018

    This is the third in a series of articles about ‘one planet’ living – the first in rural areas, and the second in cities. Now we discuss the situation as regards food production. Read more

    Urban one-planet development: how can cities reduce their ecological footprint?

    David Thorpe 09-Jan-2018

    The last post in this series looked at the vital role of ecological footprinting in ensuring that our individual actions are truly sustainable – i.e. within the limits of what the Earth’s resources can provide. This is called ‘one planet’ development. Read more

    How the ‘One Planet Development’ policy is helping people get back onto the land in Wales

    David Thorpe 23-Nov-2017

    Something special is happening in Wales. The country is using legislation to shift itself into a very different direction from England. It wants to be more sustainable. It wants to reduce its ‘ecological footprint’ to a level that’s fair compared to the rest of the planet’s population and resources. Read more

    Seeking a venue: course on how to create a One Planet Development

    David Thorpe 09-Jun-2017

    I am seeking venues around the country to run an exciting course that will help participants prepare for starting and living on a One Planet Development. Read more

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