About the Author
Herbert Girardet is a leading author on sustainable development. He is a recipient of UN Global 500 Award for outstanding environmental achievements, and an honorary fellow of The Royal Institute of British Architects,. He has produced 50 documentaries on human environmental impacts all over the world. He has been a consultant to many clients, including UN Habitat, the Greater London Authority. The London Development Agency and the Corporation of London, and the cities of Adelaide and Vienna. He is Director of Programmes at the World Future council and a consultant to Arup on the development of the Chinese eco-city Dongtan.