International Development

Writing about sustainable development: An impassioned informal book review

Do you ever ask yourself, ‘is there content behind that sustainability jargon?’

Transparency, Innovations and Renewal - from Businesses to Sustainable Aid Agencies

The business of internat'nl aid is under pressure to change quickly. The themes are strikingly familiar. Is it enough?

Sandbag Construction: an Innovative Option for Public Housing?

Public housing is not known for its sustainable design or its aesthetics. Luyanda Mpahlwa is doing something about that

Transforming the Post Office for Sustainable Development

Post Offices - an unexpectedly ideal institutions to enhance community banking and sustainable development.

Sustainable Visions

What does a sustainable society look? Who gets to decide?

Indigenous Knowledge as key to sustainable development

Here at Justmeans, we talk a lot about CSR and social engagement in business and the public sector.  We could even say that public engagement - from social media to including the public in scientific policy decision making processes to the real needs of greater transparency is a key element of our current transitional moments. What we sometimes forget is that the 'public' is quite diverse.

Sustainable Design, the role of the architect, and a question of ethics

Social Sustainability vs. Green Building – what’s a designer to do?

Building in Sustainability

Shouldn’t sustainable development well… sustain?

Does Sustainable Development demand a new definition of “Value”?

The plan for District Six is, according to local practitioners, not enough to achieve social sustainability. Here's why

District Six: A Case Study in Unsustainable Development

A controversial site in Cape Town where issues of Social Sustainable Development are currently playing out.

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