January 7, 2010

It’s not just the economy stupid … Life after Copenhagen

In 1992 Bill Clinton famously said "it’s the economy stupid." With the Copenhagen climate change conference, it might be asked if this has been replaced with “no, it’s the environment stupid.” I think the focus has to shift beyond either, or even both. I would like to propose as the most useful framing: “it’s the implementation stupid”.
October 24, 2008

Towards smart local living in a successful economy

Guest blogger John Gallagher wants New Zealand’s political parties to be able to show in their electioneering how they can achieve quality growth that is environmentally and financially sustainable. Financially this growth needs to restore positive balances between income, expenditure and savings/investment. He considers that smarter planning around more locally-integrated lifestyles, with smart use of communications technologies, could enable the much-needed turn-around to begin …