E144U – Urbanization and Social Change Sustainability Guest Lecturer Montgomery Norton University of California, Irvine Spring 2006
What kind of world do we want to live in?
Remarks by Bill Moyers UCI – November 14, 2005 Sponsored by the School of Social Ecology
“The city is first a holy place.” – Lynch & Mumford
“ Urban Constellation” – Lewis Mumford (pp. 566, ¶ 2) Using satellite images of city lights at night, NASA scientists are mapping the spread of urban areas around the globe and monitoring their impact on our planet's ecosystem.
Fu-chen Lo and Yue-man Yeung
Globalization (pp. 9)
Food supply. (pp.11)
Sustainable Development can be achieved. (pp. 12)
Peak Oil, Post Carbon Cities, Powerdown
“ Peak oil production and the arc of depletion that follows”
The loss of Fossil Fuels and what that means…
(Colin Campbell – the Association for the Study of Peak Oil and Gas)
Possible Futures National Intelligence Council (Special Advisory Board to the CIA)
A New Caliphate
Cycle of Fear
Millenium Ecosystem Assessment
“ Considers the intrinsic value of species and ecosystems.”
Order from Strength
Scenarios for the 21 Century Hammond, A. (1998).
Growing awareness and demand for organics and a greener evolution…
The Organic Revolution “ Organic revolution – it’s not just for hippies anymore”
The Food System
(Community Organic Gardens)
Natural (Less processed foods)
Localized Energy Production
Micro-Turbine Generators (Methane/Natural Gas)
Fuel Cells (Methane/Natural Gas)
Localization of resources, production, and services.
Case Study: Finland “ Finland Tops Environmental Scorecard at World Economic Forum”
The end of the Cold War.
The Iraq Wars/the “War on Terror”
Cycles of Civilizations
The Collapse of Complex Civilizations , Joseph Tainter (Eco-Economy, pp. 14)
Collapse: How societies choose to fail or succeed , Jared Diamond
Responsibility Challenges Solutions Paradigm Shift Global Issues Paper