About the College >> Julie Richardson

Julie Richardson

Manager of Schumacher Worldwide and Senior Lecturer

Email: julie.richardson@schumachercollege.org.uk
Tel: +44 (0)1803 847249

Julie has taught ecological economics and international development at the Universities of London and Sussex and has worked in sustainable development for over 20 years in Africa, Asia, Latin America and Europe. This experience changed her view of ‘development’ – believing there is much we can learn from the wisdom of other cultures about sustainable livelihoods and restoring healthy relationship between human society and nature. Julie has applied systems thinking and complexity science to different aspects of sustainability – including sustainable design, organizational change and environmental policy. The Landscope project at Dartington arose out of this work to demonstrate industrial ecology in practice.


Richardson et al, (2011) Resilient Economics in Harding S. (ed) Grow Small, Think Beautiful: Ideas for a Sustainable World from Schumacher College. Floris Books, Edinburgh

Richardson J. and Fleming R. (2006)  How can holistic science inform environmental policy making?  Report for Science Managers, Environment Agency

Richardson J., Irwin T. and Sherwin C. (2005)  Design and Sustainability: A Scoping Report.  The Design Council, London.

Richardson J and Cameron C. (2005) Beyond the Rhetoric:  Measuring Revenue Transparency in the Oil and Gas Industries.  Save the Children UK, London.

Richardson J. (2005),  ‘Ancient Insights into the Modern Organisation’ in Richardson K (ed) Managing Organisational Complexity:  Philosophy, Theory and Application..  ISCE Managing the Complex, Book Series.  IAP Press, Connecticut.

Henriques A.H. and Richardson J. (eds) (2004), ‘The Triple Bottom Line: Does It All Add Up?  Earthscan, London.

Richardson J. ( 2002), ‘Checking the pulse: how healthy is your organization?’  Journal of Organisations and People, Vol 9(4). The Quarterly Journal of AMED.


Transition In Action: New Economy Projects in the South West of England


Adventures in New Economics 11: Julie Richardson, Bringing Gross National Happiness Home