Media coverage for Human Nature and the Phoenix

Press

Human Nature founder and CEO Jonathan Smales' comment piece in the Architects’ Journal about how architects and others should look to what Steve Jobs called ‘deep collaboration’ to tackle the climate crisis, here.

Property Week interview with Jonathan about the Phoenix and Human Nature's wider mission of inspiring a new social imagination, here.

Jonathan's comment piece in Building Design about the need for a new kind of development model, here.

'Plans for new riverfront neighbourhood on former Phoenix Industrial Estate' in the Sussex Express, here

'Plans for a sustainable neighbourhood in Lewes to be exhibited' in the Sussex Express, here

'The Phoenix: a bold new adventure in sustainable places' in Transition Town Lewes, here.

'The Phoenix Project – building a five-minute neighbourhood for Lewes' in Transition Town Lewes, here

'New developer to take control of North Street Quarter scheme in Lewes' in Sussex Express, here

'Scaling solutions from place to planet' in the Urban Design Journal (pictured below)

Urban Design Journal, autumn 2022

Radio

Jonathan Smales appeared on Monocle Radio’s Urbanist podcast to discuss the Phoenix and the benefits of shared living. Listen here.

Jonathan spoke to Alan Wick on 107 Meridian FM as part of the Love Business… show. Jonathan shared details about his professional background including how the shift in attitude towards the environment in the 1980s influenced his goals. Listen here.

Awards

An honourable mention in the Oslo Architecture Triennale’s Neighbourhood Index. The jury said: 

"The Phoenix project promises the development of a new neighbourhood as an alternative to the planning norm in the UK, not only by moving away from the reliance on private cars. The project seeks to demonstrate that sustainable materials can be used at scale, that developments can increase biodiversity and that there is a real appetite for places that enable easy, communal and low-impact lives. The plan, developed through a cohesive process, features car-sharing, on-site recycling, composting, urban farming and other waste management facilities. If all these promising ambitions are turned into reality by Human Nature, it will indeed be an achievement for more ambitious neighbourhood thinking – and doing – in the UK and beyond."

See more here.

Media coverage for Human Nature and the Phoenix

Press

Human Nature founder and CEO Jonathan Smales' comment piece in the Architects’ Journal about how architects and others should look to what Steve Jobs called ‘deep collaboration’ to tackle the climate crisis, here.

Property Week interview with Jonathan about the Phoenix and Human Nature's wider mission of inspiring a new social imagination, here.

Jonathan's comment piece in Building Design about the need for a new kind of development model, here.

'Plans for new riverfront neighbourhood on former Phoenix Industrial Estate' in the Sussex Express, here

'Plans for a sustainable neighbourhood in Lewes to be exhibited' in the Sussex Express, here

'The Phoenix: a bold new adventure in sustainable places' in Transition Town Lewes, here.

'The Phoenix Project – building a five-minute neighbourhood for Lewes' in Transition Town Lewes, here

'New developer to take control of North Street Quarter scheme in Lewes' in Sussex Express, here

'Scaling solutions from place to planet' in the Urban Design Journal (pictured below)

Urban Design Journal, autumn 2022

Radio

Jonathan Smales appeared on Monocle Radio’s Urbanist podcast to discuss the Phoenix and the benefits of shared living. Listen here.

Jonathan spoke to Alan Wick on 107 Meridian FM as part of the Love Business… show. Jonathan shared details about his professional background including how the shift in attitude towards the environment in the 1980s influenced his goals. Listen here.

Awards

An honourable mention in the Oslo Architecture Triennale’s Neighbourhood Index. The jury said: 

"The Phoenix project promises the development of a new neighbourhood as an alternative to the planning norm in the UK, not only by moving away from the reliance on private cars. The project seeks to demonstrate that sustainable materials can be used at scale, that developments can increase biodiversity and that there is a real appetite for places that enable easy, communal and low-impact lives. The plan, developed through a cohesive process, features car-sharing, on-site recycling, composting, urban farming and other waste management facilities. If all these promising ambitions are turned into reality by Human Nature, it will indeed be an achievement for more ambitious neighbourhood thinking – and doing – in the UK and beyond."

See more here.