Girardet, Prof Herbert

Professor Herbert Girardet is an author, film maker and international consultant. He is a co-founder, honorary member and former program director of the World Future Council. He developed sustainability strategies for London, Vienna and Bristol. In 2003 he was inaugural ‘Thinker in Residence’ in Adelaide, defining eco-development strategies for South Australia which have since been implemented. Herbert is visiting professor at University of the West of England, chairman of the Schumacher Society, UK, and a member of the World Academy of Art and Science. He is a recipient of a UN ‘Global 500 Award for Outstanding Environmental Achievements’.

Herbert has produced 50 TV documentaries on environmental topics. He is author and co-author of 12 books, including: Blueprint for a Green Planet, 1986; Earthrise, 1992: The Gaia Atlas of Cities, 1992 and 1996; CITIES, PEOPLE, PLANET – Urban Development and Climate Change, 2004 and 2008; A RENEWABLE WORLD – Energy, Ecology, Equality, 2009. His report REGENERATIVE CITIES was published in 2011. His books have been widely translated. He has also written many other reports and chapters for books. He has lectured in over 30 countries. He is currently working as senior adviser to the Saudi Sustainability Initiative based in Riyadh.

Girardet, Prof Herbert


Urbanist, Writer and Film maker


World Future Council