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Life’s Economy is Primarily Based on Collaborative rather than Competitive Advantage

Fri, 26 May 2017 15:07:43 +0000

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As our focus shifts from individuals and individual species as the unit of survival to the collective of life — its complex dynamic interactions and relationships — we begin to see that collaborative and symbiotic patterns and interactions are of more fundamental importance than competition as a driving force of evolution.

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Planting the Seeds of Degrowth in Times of Crisis

Fri, 26 May 2017 09:20:21 +0000

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Today, we are participants in a complex and severe crisis, and a radical crisis requires radical solutions. Through a number of examples it became obvious that in Greece there is groundwork for a transition to sustainable degrowth.

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Exploring Placemaking in Amsterdam

Thu, 25 May 2017 12:04:54 +0000

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Amsterdammers have been doing placemaking for years, and for us, it’s a huge part of what makes the city so lively and full of creative energy. Project for Public Spaces has a long history of working with the planning department and district managers of this great city, and we’re excited to return.

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Learning What to Make of It

Thu, 25 May 2017 11:32:03 +0000

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This is what that voice whispered to me, as once it whispered to Rilke: you must change your life. I came here because I can’t justify my complicity any more. I feel a personal duty to live as simply and with as little impact on the rest of nature as I possibly can.

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On Brewing Beer to Capture the Imagination

Thu, 25 May 2017 10:19:54 +0000

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Shaun Hill is the founder and CEO of Hill Farmstead in Vermont, who are, for me, one of the most imaginative breweries in the world. Based on the farm that has been home to his family for over 230 years, Hill Farmstead’s mission statement is “to hand craft succinct, elegant beers of distinction and to revive and diversify the farmscape of the Hill Farmstead in Greensboro”.

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What Is It Like to Live Without Running Water? Detroit Families Know

Wed, 24 May 2017 11:20:18 +0000

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Each day, Catherine Caldwell hauls three gallons of bottled water to her bathroom and two to her kitchen. She and her family use the water for flushing the toilet, washing hands, and— after heating it on the stove—cleaning dishes and cooking. For bathing, they head to her mother-in-law’s house a few blocks away.

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The Carbon Code: Imperfect Answers to Impossible Questions

Wed, 24 May 2017 11:13:56 +0000

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“How can we reconcile our desire to save the planet from the worst effects of climate change with our dependence on the systems that cause it? How can we demand that industry and governments reduce their pollution, when ultimately we are the ones buying the polluting products and contributing to the emissions that harm our shared biosphere?”

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A Design School for Planetary Collapse

Wed, 24 May 2017 11:12:51 +0000

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Design schools all over the world are failing their students by ignoring the most important challenges they will face as they live through a time of unprecedented disruption and ecological collapse. Let me state plainly — we need a Design School for Planetary Collapse.

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Trump is Slow to Fill Key Agency Positions: Is this a Good Thing for the Environment?

Wed, 24 May 2017 11:11:47 +0000

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Administrative incompetence and an unwillingness to operate within established practices may not be impeachable offenses. I can guarantee it is likely to turn out to be political suicide. For climate defenders and supporters of a more moderate national agenda, that may not be such a bad outcome.

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The Banality of the Anthropocene

Tue, 23 May 2017 13:03:07 +0000

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There are plenty of troubling things about the Anthropocene. But to my mind, one of its most troubling dimensions is the sheer number of people it fails to trouble.

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This Revolution Will Not Be Centralized: Mid-Atlantic Hub Creates ‘Egalitarian Spokescouncil’

Tue, 23 May 2017 11:19:57 +0000

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We demand egalitarian treatment of others, and for others. Yet, do our own daily actions indicate that we value each other’s humanity equally? How does the Transition movement square with egalitarian, non-hierarchical practice?

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