The Urban Jungle: More than Just Concrete

Commencement ceremonies at Regis University over the first weekend in May signaled a new chapter for all of our graduating students, but also gave faculty members an opportunity to reflect on the prior academic year before diving headlong into a summer dedicated to scholarly pursuits and relaxation. As I look back on the 2017-2018 academicContinue reading The Urban Jungle: More than Just Concrete

Urban Agriculture: Could Regenerative Cities Feed Themselves?

One of the dimensions in Western civilisation’s relentless march towards “development” has been the increasing scale of our agriculture – not just a larger footprint needed to feed our growing population, but also the larger machinery, tilling larger tracts of land, and employing fewer and fewer farmers. In Australia, the average size of a broadacreContinue reading Urban Agriculture: Could Regenerative Cities Feed Themselves?

Measuring Regenerative Development: Thoughts on the Possibility of Regenerative Metrics

A popular quote that has made the rounds in recent years has been Peter Drucker’s claim “If it cannot be measured, it does not exist”. Spin-off iterations have followed along similar lines: “if it cannot be measured, it cannot be managed”. Implied within this is the proposition that, as a society, we place a valueContinue reading Measuring Regenerative Development: Thoughts on the Possibility of Regenerative Metrics

Sustainability and Computer Technology

As our lives are more integrated with computer technology, the more we need to understand the negative and positive impacts of computer technology on sustainability. There are some great things that computer technology can do to support sustainability. For example, motion sensors integrated with lights in homes and commercial buildings can turn lights off ifContinue reading Sustainability and Computer Technology