Duncan Baker Brown has been interviewed for the Making Good Podcast. A great podcast which looks at the pioneering people, products, ideas and initiatives, building the better world we need right now, before they’ve made it into the mainstream.
Duncan gave an insightful interview about his longer career and the promise of Circular Economy design. As an award-winning architect, and senior lecturer at University of Brighton, Duncan is also acclaimed author of The Re-use Atlas and a member of the judging panel for the Architects Journal Retrofit Awards. He described how for over 25 years he has focussed his practice, teaching and research on Sustainable Design and closed loop systems. Explaining how to ‘activate’ the recent spate of climate emergency Declarations by professional bodies and public authorities, and looking at the scale of the challenge and size of the opportunity that UK construction represents. Asking where we need to concentrate our efforts to scale and speed-up the changes which our situation demands. He also spoke about the role of data in making reuse easy and scalable – restorative design and how the story-telling around circular economy sets it apart from ‘sustainability’ – what ARE closed loops?
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