About Us

Meet the team

CCR was created by Douglas Crawford-Brown, Professor Emeritus at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he directed the Institute for the Environment and worked with the city of Chapel Hill to reduce carbon emissions, and at the University of Cambridge where he directed the Cambridge Centre for Climate Change Mitigation Research (4CMR) and led a program of carbon reduction throughout the city of Cambridge. 

He has more than 40 years of experience in all aspects of environmental, energy, climate change and sustainability work. This includes advanced research, education, policy advising and stakeholder engagement, with past projects involving partners in business, industry, government, academia and NGOs. He has served on a wide array of state, national and international committees and has provided advice and training in the US, UK, EU, France, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Japan, India, Mexico, Austria, Taiwan, Thailand and China.  
Sean Crawford-Brown
 provides business management support to CCR. His background is in the management and development of marketing campaigns, website creation, management of events, management of client/customer relations and the handling of any outward and inward bound communications. 


Learn how the principles of community mobilisation and action - the ones you will find on this website - were developed in Cambridge UK through the two videos below. The first is a movie of about 9 minutes featuring the launch of Cambridge Retrofit. The second is a narrated Powerpoint presentation of about 35 minutes explaining the community retrofit process in more detail, again using Cambridge Retrofit as the example. The same methods can be applied to your community.