For more than fifty years international development assistance has been provided to poor countries around the world. In a new book, ‘The End of Development: A Global History of Poverty and Prosperity’ Andrew Brooks explores why development has failed to improve livelihoods. Here he discusses some of the environmental consequences of dam building and the problems of debt in Africa.
Think before you spend: Vicki Robin and Joe Dominguez book Your Money or Your Life will soon celebrate its 25th birthday. This is not just a book anymore – with nearly a million copies sold in about a dozen languages, it has now become a phenomenon
Our perception of one of the most flamboyant industries is usually one of fierce competition and deep-rooted creativity that is rewarded through fame and fortune. But behind the lustre is a very different world full of politics and big financial interests
Design, as the creation of physical goods, plays a very important role in shaping our environment and one can argue that if it hadn’t been for modernity design would not have emerged. However, we are experiencing a shift away from the ethics values and ideas of modernity and a transition towards a sustainable human society. In this, Walker’s approach calls for a new material culture
An inspiring insight into the lives of go-getting, risk-taking pioneers who are drawn together under one common goal: to close the chasm between luxury and sustainability