Love is a word least likely to appear in a building contract or a developers feasibility, yet love guarantees sustainability. Having spent the past forty years of my career in family business, the not for profit and the property sector, I’m convinced ‘Love is what keeps us together’ Love, compassion, mercy and justice are the […]Read More Building tomorrows cities with social justice (love) at its core
We must acknowledge the end of a season and reflect on how good that season was, otherwise we’ll miss the whole point of compassion. Making a difference comes in seasons There’s a time to sow and there’s a time to reap, smart people know the difference and there’s definitely a time to let the soil […]Read More Compassion fatigue sets in when we don’t have an off button
His weekend hobby looks a little like Stonehenge and it may be the perfect venue for Smart City Perth 2020 Perfect Vision Symposium. Gerry standing in the centre of his future thousand seat auditorium. Nestled in the heart of the Swan Valley, one of Perth premier tourism regions, Gerry Hanssen has set out to build […]Read More More cray cray visionaries like Gerry Hanssen
A city centre should be the epicentre of living, working, eating and playing. Let’s rid our city of traffic jams and unwholesome living. A city centre that ought to attract world class head offices, entrepreneurs, visionaries and the most curious tourist. There is a renewal happening at a grassroots level as the transition takes place […]Read More More high-rise mixed use Apartments in the heart of the city with a 5 star hotel culture.
On my morning walk during a quick trip up in Karatha, Red Dog territory, I noticed a man with one golf club and a touch at 5am. I trapped him into a quick conversation, it’s not everyday you see someone playing golf in the dark. He’s a local doctor who shared his story. He’s past […]Read More Smart doctor taking a torch to his local golf course at 5am
How is it we can produce more yet we waste so much?, because the modern market thrives on scarcity. We in the modern age call a yield of 10% as an excellent return on an investment, yet in nature the yield is abundant which has no percentage. The origin of man was birthed in abundance […]Read More The modern market works on scarcity
Our weakness is exposed in unfamiliar territory and we have two natural choices. Accept our conditions and adapt or just wait to become irrelevant. Smart living is the ability to understand our surroundings not just to make the best use of them in order to survive, but rather we defy them and manipulate them by […]Read More Smart living – Vulnerability creates colour and beauty unseen in the predictable