ENVIRON 462 - Topics in Environmental Social Science
Section: 002 Localization: Transitional Thinking for the New Normal
Term: FA 2018
Subject: Program in the Environment (ENVIRON)
Department: LSA Environment
Waitlist Capacity:
Advisory Prerequisites:
At least one environmentally related course prior to this class.
May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
Rackham Information:
Rackham credit requires additional work.
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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.

ENVIRON 462 - Topics in Environmental Social Science
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001 (LEC)
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
002 (LEC)
W 5:30PM - 8:00PM
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