The Principle of Sustainability and Balance

The Principle of Sustainability and Balance The principle of sustainability is a balance between social, environmental and economic domains (Environment Agency, n.d.). To get a better grasp on the principle of sustainability and balance we start from the idea of oscillations in a state where dynamic systems find synchronisation across many different time scales within […]

SDSN Youth Program – A Project Reflection – A Park for Women and Mental Health​

SDSN Youth Program – A Project Reflection – A Park for Women and Mental Health This year I was lucky to participate in the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) – Youth Initiative Local Pathways Fellowship program. I’ve now completed program and have a project and certificate for my work. There is so much that I […]

Community Well-Being: Safer, More Inclusive, More Resilient and More Sustainable Communities

Community Well-Being: Safer, More Inclusive, More Resilient and More Sustainable Communities A public survey distributed by Lismore council on ‘Housing and Growth for Lismore’s Future’ was thematically analysed for post-flood urban development to identify community supported solutions. Most of the comments struck at practical solutions like improving public transport, designing using evidence, constructing more community […]

Empathy is As Vital As Regeneration

Empathy Is As Vital As Regeneration Written by Abrisham Vincent Revised by Ally Zlatar When urban planning discusses the need for renewal and regeneration of cities a notable omission from these discussions is recognising “when hope of regeneration has to be abandoned, then there is no longer anything else to do but to forgive” (Jankelevitch, […]

Sustainability and An Adequate Standard of Living

Sustainability and An Adequate Standard of Living The objective scientific realities of our world paint a bleak picture, but can human behaviour and innovation face up to avoid the catastrophic trajectory? Asking ourselves how we can align our society away from tradeoffs and conflict towards balance between the social, economic and ecological is a principle […]