Our books for sale on Amazon are:
- Kindle book: The New Optimists: Challenging Cancer. You can read more about it here.
- The hardcopy book The New Optimists: Scientists View Tomorrow’s World & What It Means To Us was published in 2010. You can read a glowing review in The House, Parliament’s weekly, here.
- The Birmingham 2050 Scenarios Reports
The readiness is all_What it takes to feed the city
Action is eloquence_How will Birmingham be powered in 2050? (the potential for distributed waste to energy systems)
- The latest update about the Forum (earlier updates below):
- Neat images and diagrams we publish from time to time:
An amended Heinz baked bean tin label to illustrate the sheer volume of food it takes to feed a city
A_FoodFuture4Birmingham2050; external factors that will impact Birmingham
- Ellie Richards’ Analyses
Pathways to Feast and Pathways to Famine (February 2012 New Optimists Forum on food poverty/food deserts)
Analysis_Forum2ndNov2011_EllieRichards (November 2011 New Optimists Forum)
- Nicci MacLeod’s linguistic analyses
- Compilations of blogposts on specific topics
Draft_Agroecology & urban farming (to March 2012)
- Earlier updates about the Forum
In addition we’ve published:
- NewOptimists_Response_Plan 2031-BirminghamDevelopmentPlan (Our response to the draft Birmingham Plan 2031, submitted on 13 January 2013.)
- TNO_Response2GivingHopeChangingLives. (A response by Kate Cooper to the Birmingham Social Inclusion Process Green Paper, November 2012.)
- NewOptimists_Response_Places4TheFuture_SPDDoc by Kate Cooper and Matthew Green, March 2012. (This is a response to Birmingham City Council’s draft Supplementary Planning Document.)
- They Moved Like Fish-Response by KateCooper (My response to Peter Latchford’s draft report on the riots in Birmingham in the summer 2011)
note: More e-titles by New Optimist scientists will follow in the coming months, including one on our genome in action. We will shortly be commissioning an iBook, and an iPad app — more about them in due course.