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In this presentation, I speak to an issue that I have been spending more time on. ...

In this presentation, I speak to an issue that I have been spending more time on.

That through urbanization, many are left without a natural community in the city and as the glue between people is lost the balance is more difficult to maintain.

A balance that is needed at the local level for any balance to be found at the global level

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Natural Communities And Sustainability Presentation Transcript

  • 1. July 14, 2013 Natural Communities And Sustainability Richard Brubaker, Collective Responsibility July 2013
  • 2. July 14, 2013 About Me
  • 3. July 14, 2013 My Experience 200+
  • 4. July 14, 2013 Natural Communities And Sustainability Richard Brubaker, Collective Responsibility July 2013
  • 5. July 14, 2013 Finding A Balanced Model … is difficult Economic Performance Environmental Performance Social Performance Sustainability Gap
  • 6. July 14, 2013 Social and Environmental Failures in China are very personal China’s Struggles To Find Balance … when economic growth is priority
  • 7. July 14, 2013 Simple truth: If you don’t care about your community, “sustainability” as we understand it is unachievable Sustainability needs “Sustainability” Won’t Be Enough
  • 8. July 14, 2013 Natural Vs. Manufactured Communities Natural Manufactured Enriching Economic Intimate Anonymous Cohesive Chaotic Self-Supporting Selfish Pull Push
  • 9. July 14, 2013 Natural Vs. Manufactured Communities Community Centers Church / Temple Gym / club Starbucks Malls Social Media Grandma’s House Residential Community Street CommunityParks Museums Local Restaurants Bars Social Media
  • 10. July 14, 2013 Urbanization Strains Natural Communities … and catalyzes growth of manufactured environments Sole focus on urbanization and consumption impacts natural communities • Families are separated • Migrants aren’t integrated • Individuals feel isolated
  • 11. July 14, 2013 When Natural Communities Breakdown Sh*t happens
  • 12. July 14, 2013 Building Urbanized Natural Communities … to find harmonious society Image Image Image Image Sole focus on urbanization and consumption impacts natural communities • Families are separated • Migrants aren’t integrated • Individuals feel isolated Focus turns to creating urban environments with balanced quality of life, rooted in strong communities • Families are reunited • Migrants are integrated • Individuals aren’t isolated
  • 13. July 14, 2013 Rebuilding Natural Communities Manufacturing the right infrastructure
  • 14. July 14, 2013 Rebuilding Natural Communities Community minded groups and businesses
  • 15. July 14, 2013 Thank You! Richard Brubaker Founder, Collective Responsibility Adjunct Professor of Sustainability, CEIBS rich@collectiveresponsibility.org @ChinaCSR