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The world-wide trend toward sustainable communities

Local administrations around the world are stepping up efforts to build resilience into their communities. [14 October 2014 | Peter Boyer] “He’s from Barcelona.” That was Sybil Fawlty’s way of explaining the physical and verbal ineptitude of Manuel, the Spanish … Continue reading

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Manners: it’s the little things that matter

Manners are out of fashion these days, but they’re worth another look in these difficult times. [25 January 2011 | Peter Boyer] Remember phone books, those battered stacks of pages full of names and numbers? They still get delivered, but … Continue reading

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The paradigm shifts we have to make

The biggest climate challenge is in our minds. We’ll get nowhere until we can “think anew, and act anew”. [18 January 2011 | Peter Boyer] “People just don’t know what to expect,” was the response of Brisbane resident Debbie Wilks, … Continue reading

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