On Friday 12th February 2016 I had the pleasure of returning to the Albury-Wodonga chapter of the University of the Third Age to speak about the 2015 Environment and Sustainability […]
In my well-publicised blog post What it feels like to ‘freeze’ on national television, I painstakingly relived the excruciating emotional and physical experience of suffering a panic attack during an […]
Jon Faine interviews Dr Ben Habib on Mornings, 774 ABC Melbourne, about Ben’s anxiety attack on live television and subsequent blog posting describing that experience. See Also: Ben Habib on […]
I am reflecting here on the worst public embarrassment of my career. Two days ago I appeared live on television on ABC News Breakfast to provide comment on North Korea’s […]
This article was originally published in the Living Lightly column of the Border Mail, 18th November 2015. From 13th-23rd July I led a group of La Trobe University students on […]
Social Education Victoria: Global Politics Planning Day Graduate House, Melbourne University In this presentation, I suggest global meta trends–including global economic instability, energy system transition, ecological degradation, technological change, and […]
In Northeast Asia, it is possible to find urban green spaces that reflect a variety of different ideological and cultural codings, reflecting the prevailing social forces of the historical epochs in which each green space was built.
Permaculture design principles can by applied to the design of social and economic systems, and suggest that we can design for creative responses to food sovereignty, money and debt, energy dependency, property rights and ownership, and alienation from economic production systems.
The Permaculture’s Next Big Step project was formed to facilitate a global consultation on what we need, how we can work together, and what we can achieve. This project has brought together some of the most thoughtful permaculture thinkers from around the world to explore potential pathways for further international coordination across the permaculture movement.
From 13th-24th July, I and Ben Walta from CERES Global led the Environment and Sustainability in China Study Tour to Shanghai and Beijing. This study tour was the first in […]
The Environment and Sustainability in China Study Tour 2015 is an ongoing collaborative venture between the La Trobe University Department of Politics and Philosophy, CERES Global, and La Trobe Asia, […]
On Wednesday 1st July 2015, I delivered a guest lecture entitled “North Korea, Climate Change and Capacity-Building” to students completing a Design Research Studio in the Master of Landscape program […]
In my third and final piece on urban green spaces in Seoul, I would like to talk further about my new favourite place in the city: Seoul Forest. Reclaimed from […]
The realities of our historic moment present a window of opportunity to lay the foundation for a new set of social and ecological relations rooted not just in sustainability, but in regeneration.
On Friday 20th March I was invited with Dr Kumuda Simpson and Dr Tim Thornton to speak on a panel at the VCE Teachers Conference in Melbourne, hosted by Social […]
Climate change is the defining social, economic and political issue of the 21st century. On Friday 20th March I was invited to speak at the VCE Teachers Conference in Melbourne, […]
This piece is a preamble to my participation in the Reasons for Optimism and Hope for a Sustainable Future – Public Forum in Penguin, Tasmania, hosted by the RESEED Centre […]
On Saturday 4th October 2014 I had the pleasure of making a presentation as part of the OASES Graduate College Saturday Breakfast Series. During this workshop, I led participants through […]
Social media can be a valuable tool that professionals can use to publicise their activities and reach a wider and more diverse audience. On 26th July 2014 I had the […]
As Professor Ross Garnaut suggested in his authoritative 2011 Climate Change Review for the Australian Government, climate change is a “diabolical public policy problem” because it impacts on every aspect […]