Doug to Give 2013 Lignacite Lecture 26th Sept


Doug has been invited to give the annual Lignacite Lecture at the Royal Society on the evening of 26th September. ‘Building on Evolution’ will explore the tacit knowledge of historic builders and examine how we could apply it to developing the sustainable buildings of the future. Limited tickets are available from Lignacite, but its first come first served:

Are Our Pensions Founded on Sand?

It seems to me that the model of speculative commercial development funded ultimately by our pensions is built on an increasingly uncertain premise that asset values will continue to increase regardless of a building’s performance in the market. Are these paper assets actually worth the paper they are written on? Continue reading