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Ian Burton on Downing Street

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Nice to catch up with Ian Burton at the ECCA 2017 in Glasgow last week. Ian might be described as Sir (all hail!), Don (from his mafia days) or Saint (revered). I was mentored by Gilbert White and Bob Kates, and then worked with Ian on various disruptive frameworks (remember the Adaptation Policy Framework? Still cited in Google Scholar!). BKW were known back in the day as the innovative inspiration for a generation or two of work on natural hazards. I'll settle for friend and inspiration for a label.

The idea to capture Ian between Downing and Street was entirely Ian's. Although Roger and I both live in Oxford and see each other at various events, it never occurred to me to place our names together. Nor do I take too seriously the machinations on Downing Street in London.


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