NRE 564 - Localization: Transitional Thinking for the New Normal
Section: 001
Term: FA 2017
Subject: Natural Resources and Environment (NRE)
Department: SNE School of Natural Resources and Environment
3 (Non-LSA credit).
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May be repeated for a maximum of 3 credit(s).
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However vast were the resources used to create industrial civilization, they were never limitless. Biophysical constraints, always a part of human existence, could be ignored for these past few centuries, a one-time era of resource abundance. This is no longer possible. We can accept that transition to a different life pattern is inevitable, but the form of our response is not preordained. The course develops one plausible response called localization. It focuses on place-based living within the limits of nearby natural systems. The course covers the drivers of localization and examples in practice. It also introduces the philosophies of localization and the tools needed to make the transition peaceful, democratic, just and resilient.

NRE 564 - Localization: Transitional Thinking for the New Normal
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001 (LEC)
W 5:30PM - 8:00PM
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ISBN: 0262016834
The localization reader : adapting to the coming downshift, Publisher: MIT Press 2012
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 0805090568
Eaarth : making a life on a tough new planet, Author: McKibben, Bill., Publisher: Times Books 2010
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 1603580891
Future scenarios : how communities can adapt to peak oil and climate change, Author: Holmgren, David., Publisher: Chelsea Green Pub 2009
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 1479243140
Immoderate greatness : why civilizations fail, Author: William Ophuls. 2012
Other Textbook Editions OK.
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