Pooran Desai
Covid19

COVID-19 underscores the role of Housing Associations in the health of people and planet

It was a pleasure to work with Dr Jose Siri of the Wellcome Trust to write this article on the unique opportunity and responsibility that Housing Associations have in delivering health for people and planet. We call on Housing Associations to take up the challenge as we rebuild better.

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Pooran Desai
Zero carbon homes

Why we must not introduce a Zero Carbon Buildings Policy…

We must push for an accelerated Zero Carbon Energy Strategy. A Zero Carbon Buildings Policy is well-intentioned but misguided.

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Pooran Desai
A seedling grows.

A New Deal must include a fourth ‘R’ – Regeneration

Time for a New Deal that is good for people and regenerates planet earth.

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Pooran Desai
Coronavirus Pandemic

Pandemics are another reason to Think Global, Act Local

Think Global, Act Local; to create a system which generates health at the same time as regenerating planet Earth.

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Pooran Desai
Grow - A One Planet Community on Bainbridge Island

Want a more productive and joyful life? Focus on Outcomes!

If we focus on the Outcomes we want, we cut through a huge amount of complexity.

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Pooran Desai
Brahmin sit outside a temple with a MacBook.

Let’s hack a better future and why meditation can help us

Let's turn this decade into a 10 year hackathon - and hack a better future.

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Pooran Desai
Interconnectedness

New Reality, New Thinking, New Tools

Sustainability is all about connections. Imagine a tool that allows us to connect tens, hundreds and millions of plans. Imagine a tool that allows you to see and manage all of these connections.

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Pooran Desai
Pooran, Ellie and Wilson promote One Planet Living in the Serengeti

The decade we got sustainability done

There is a lot to do in 2020; such as, building resilient cities, engaging with local foods, energy and water. Lets make this the decade where we make sustainability happen.

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Pooran Desai
Homes England development, Northstowe in Cambridgeshire

Digital transformation and sustainable communities

We live in a new reality of a climate and ecological emergency. We need new thinking and new tools to enable us to build more new homes, at the same time as reducing our carbon emissions.

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