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Joseph has a bird's eye view of global happenings and finds joy in contextualising far-off developments at a local level. He has a BS of International Studies from Monash University in Melbourne, work experience writing for various local and international publications, and crafting brand strategies from startups to global consulting firms. He is fascinated by technological advances leading Smart City technology, clean energy, circular economy, as well as developments in the CSR space. He also likes to spend as much time as physically possible in the ocean and accidentally 'shakas' at inappropriate moments, fulfilling an equilibrium of Australian stereotypes.
Joseph is an Australian writer, journalist and most of all a creative positive impact communicator. He employs the knowledge he has earned from multiple stints living and working abroad and combines it with an ever-evolving theoretical backing. Bringing to the table a world of intercultural experience and a deep knowledge of how to communicate complex issues succinctly, Joseph understands the value of connection. It is the tool with which he has to drive significant change.
Except Integrated Sustainability launches a new approach to sustainable urban development: Catalytic Buildings. Catalytic Buildings are next generation high performance buildings that boost the economic, social, and physical sustainability of entire urban areas. Going beyond energy-neutral buildings, a Catalytic Building enhances the autonomy, resilience and/or the equity of the system within which it exists – be it a single neighbourhood or an entire city. The white paper sets out the concept and rules, and gives practical examples.
Historic sites struggle to find business models that protect and optimize their cultural heritage in a rapidly changing world. The owners of the medieval castle of Sterkenburg in Driebergen decided to take up this challenge, looking for new ways to reignite its economic and social value. They engaged a multidisciplinary group of sustainability experts from Except Integrated Sustainability, who developed a special program to help historic sites unearth their opportunities. The resulting roadmap delivers concrete, immediate cost savings in the short term, and new ways for the castle to play a role in both today’s, and tomorrow’s society.