Category Archives: Architecture

Power to the People!

As energy costs rise and the recession bites, more and more families in the UK are falling into ‘fuel poverty’: from a low of 1.2million households in 2004, we’re now up to 5 MILLION UK households in ‘fuel poverty’ – … Continue reading

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Lean Startup – an Art or a Science?

Lean Startup Machine founder Eric Ries believes there is a science to starting a business. I’ve been trying out his Lean Startup methodology in action today on the cold streets of Camden town. It’s been a long, tough day. But … Continue reading

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I Believe in You. Here’s Why.

I believe in You. And I believe in We. Here’s my story (perhaps you’ll share yours too): In May this year I set up a Facebook page called EthicalStartups. I didn’t really know what I’d set it up for and … Continue reading

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Downsized & Outnumbered in Hackney, London

Just another day in urban paradise. Walking along the river Lee to Springfield Park, my beautiful wee assistants and I happened upon the Robin Hood Community Garden. http://robinhoodgarden.wordpress.com/ A merry band of gardeners beckoned us in. An orchard and raised … Continue reading

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Moping about the Budget: my latest column in Building

The Budget didn’t do much to raise Pascale Scheurer’s hopes for the future of the industry. Here she considers what has changed and what you can do to mitigate the effects. Sustainability on a Shoestring 01 April 2011 | By Pascale Scheurer … Continue reading

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Great, I’ve solved Climate Change. Here comes the 2100 Club.

Climate change. it’s impossible isn’t it? Either you’re not sure it’s happening, or when it’s happening, or it’s impossible anyway… it’s a big hairy pain in the ass. Seems to me there’s two questions that need to be separated (PLEASE, … Continue reading

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