What has Nature ever done for Projects?

Following the release last week of Tony Juniper’s new book ‘What has nature ever done for us?’, I have been reflecting on this question from a project management perspective. Here I argue that project managers should consider the contribution of the natural environment to projects, alongside the projects impact on nature. In doing so project managers can…

Localism and Energy: Negotiating approaches to Embedding Resilience in Energy Systems

Energy Policy is a key research area of mine. Specifically I am interested in the development of decentralised, low carbon, community focussed energy systems as a counter to the inherent vulnerability of conventional energy systems to social, economic and environmental shocks. As part of my research into this subject, I co-authored a paper, published in the journal Energy Policy, with Dr. Geoff O’Brien…

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Project Management as if the World Matters…

I recently presented a paper at the 2012 Northumbria Research Conference titled ‘Project Management as if the World Matters’. In it I argue that most project managers are not yet integrating sustainability principles into project management practice, and that the profession needs to evolve to incorporate wider social, environmental and economic impacts. In fact I…